Mark Zuckerberg, the founder and CEO of Facebook had called Barack Obama to express his frustration about the latest NSA spying revelations. Mark says that the governments internet behavior is damaging the internet. In Mark’s Facebook post Thursday, the CEO said the call is not going to lead to any reforms in the short term, and called upon the website’s users toward building a more secure Internet.
“They need to be much more transparent about what they’re doing, or otherwise people will believe the worst,” Zuckerberg said.
This comes after reports surfaced of the National Security Agency’s ability to fake a Facebook server in order to collect private information and even hack user’s computers. The NSA had infected computers with malware and even recorded audio on microphones on devices without the user having any knowledge about it. Some reports even confirm that one of the spying tactics used by the NSA is activating a users webcam to take snapshots.
“This is why I’ve been so confused and frustrated by the repeated reports of the behavior of the US government,” Zuckerberg writes. “When our engineers work tirelessly to improve security, we imagine we’re protecting you against criminals, not our own government.”
Facebook Is not alone with the NSA spying scandals as other sites such as Google, Twitter, Flickr, and popular mobile apps have been involved in similar scandals.
Reported by Joey Betancourt