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Zuckerberg says US government threat to Internet

Washington (AFP) - Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg said Thursday he had called President Barack Obama to complain that the US government is undermining confidence in the Internet with vast, secret surveillance programs.

"I've called President Obama to express my frustration over the damage the government is creating for all of our future," he wrote.In a post on his own Facebook page, the founder of the huge social network expressed anger towards Washington, in what appeared to be a reaction to new revelations about US government surveillance.

"Unfortunately, it seems like it will take a very long time for true full reform."

Zuckerberg's comments come amid growing tensions between the tech sector and US administration over leaked documents describing the vast surveillance ability of the secretive National Security Agency and other intelligence services.

"The Internet works because most people and companies do the same. We work together to create this secure environment and make our shared space even better for the world," he said.

"This is why I've been so confused and frustrated by the repeated reports of the behavior of the US government. When our engineers work tirelessly to improve security, we imagine we're protecting you against criminals, not our own government."

He added: "The US government should be the champion for the Internet, not a threat. They need to be much more transparent about what they're doing, or otherwise people will believe the worst."

The comments came a day after a report citing leaked NSA documents said the spy agency had imitated a Facebook server to inject malware into computers to expand its intelligence collection capacity.

The report by former Guardian reporter Glenn Greenwald said the NSA had developed malware that allows it to collect data automatically from millions of computers worldwide.

Some of the documents leaked by former intelligence contractor Edward Snowden in recent months have said the NSA had access to servers of tech giants such as Facebook, Google and Yahoo.

These companies have strongly denied giving any access except under a legal requirement, and have said more transparency about the programs could reassure their customers.

An agreement in January allowed the companies to publish broad details of government data requests, but many activists have called for far more information.

Zuckerberg, in his posting Thursday, reiterated his call for more openness.

"As the world becomes more complex and governments everywhere struggle, trust in the Internet is more important today than ever," he said.

"To keep the Internet strong, we need to keep it secure. That's why at Facebook we spend a lot of our energy making our services and the whole Internet safer and more secure.

"We encrypt communications, we use secure protocols for traffic, we encourage people to use multiple factors for authentication and we go out of our way to help fix issues we find in other people's services."

Zuckerberg's comments drew a quick response online, with 73,000 people hitting the "like" button within an hour and more than 8,000 "shares."

Dozens of people commented on Facebook, mostly to praise Zuckerberg.

"Thank you Mark! It's good to know that you do have us in mind first!" one Facebook member wrote. But another warned: "I hope this is sincere and not like Google's 'don't be evil' two-faced mantra."

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do you notice marthAZZ is too big of a coward to address the topic ?

 

at least she admits oblamer admin's NSA is "indefensible"

 

no wonder she has to change the subject...

 

I would like to hear what snowden has to say...

 

not what some oblamer admin sok like marthAZZHO spins...

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do you notice marthAZZ is too big of a coward to address the topic ?

 

at least she admits oblamer admin's NSA is "indefensible"

 

no wonder she has to change the subject...

 

I would like to hear what snowden has to say...

 

not what some oblamer admin sok like marthAZZHO spins...

Another filthy racist pig who ONLY cares about these kind of issues when we have a BLACK president

 

your hypocrisy is A S T O U N D I N G

 

P.S. I am a patriot, an adult, a responsible person. This is a serious issue, I would not discuss it with my 6 yr old grandson and I wont discuss it with you.

 

You are not a serious concerned person, you are a racist who only talks about this when Black people are in charge or liberals.

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liar

 

you only support oblamers spying because he is black

 

if it was a white president you would be suing for soiled panties

 

you racist hypocrite

 

thats why you run from the truth

 

do you notice marthAZZ is too big of a coward to address the topic ?

 

at least she admits oblamer admin's NSA is "indefensible"

 

no wonder she has to change the subject...

 

I would like to hear what snowden has to say...

 

not what some oblamer admin sok like marthAZZHO spins...

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Listen up stupid, liberals are not liars or hypocrites.

 

We do NOT support his spying, at all.

 

But talking to you about it is nonsense.

 

YOU are a hypocrite and the proof is when BUSH did ALL of this you said

 

nothing

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Listen up stupid, liberals are not liars or hypocrites.

 

We do NOT support his spying, at all.

 

But talking to you about it is nonsense.

 

YOU are a hypocrite and the proof is when BUSH did ALL of this you said

 

nothing

speaking of hypocrites...

here you are claiming I never said anything about bush

even tho you dont have a clue about anything I do...

 

so miss hypocrite, lets hear you say something bad about oblamers spying

 

do what you say we didnt do

 

to wit;

the proof is when BUSH did ALL of this you said

 

nothing

 

so lets hear what you would have had us say... only about yours

 

we will now see who the real hypocrite is

 

you can start your signature lying and backpedaling now, its as good a time as any...

 

or how about a nice jog ?

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You never said a word when Bush did it in fact you rooted him on

 

We all know you did...you are against Obama for one reason only and we all know what that is

what happened ?

 

you didnt talk about oblamers abusive NSA spying

 

you had your big chance and all you did was prove you are exactly what you accused me of

 

"bush did? you said nothing"

 

"oblamer spied marthassho said nothing"

 

I guess its true, you do become what you hate most

 

lol

 

you dumbazz hypocrite...

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