A Reassuring Message from FaceBook

by Mark Zuckerberg

Note the use here of adjectives and adverbs: “direct,” “blanket,” “carefully,” etc, etc. I take it for granted that every electronic communication I send may be read by some agent of the Secret State. I also take it for granted that Mr Zuckerberg knows which side his bread is buttered. SIG

I want to respond personally to the outrageous press reports about PRISM:

Facebook is not and has never been part of any program to give the US or any other government direct access to our servers. We have never received a blanket request or court order from any government agency asking for information or metadata in bulk, like the one Verizon reportedly received. And if we did, we would fight it… aggressively. We hadn’t even heard of PRISM before yesterday.

When governments ask Facebook for data, we review each request carefully to make sure they always follow the correct processes and all applicable laws, and then only provide the information if is required by law. We will continue fighting aggressively to keep your information safe and secure.

We strongly encourage all governments to be much more transparent about all programs aimed at keeping the public safe. It’s the only way to protect everyone’s civil liberties and create the safe and free society we all want over the long term.

5 responses to “A Reassuring Message from FaceBook

  1. Hi Sean,
    As the man in the closet William Hague espoused,”If you are doing nothing wrong ,you have nothing to worry about.I am reassured now although I still bear the scars.

  2. As they say: “Hmmmm….”

  3. Mr William “I-share-a-room-with-my-driver-to-save-money-even-though-I’m-a-millionaire. Doesn’t-everybody?” Hague is not an individual qualified to recognise the difference between right and wrong. Anyone who believes Zuck’s statement is a fool. If he believes his own nonsense about govts keeping people “safe” then Zuck is a fool.

  4. Nick diPerna

    Maybe Mr Gabb should now add internet CEOs to his list of new ruling elites?

    • Not really. With the possible exception of Bill Gates, they are semi-libertarians who do as they are told in order to make a profit. In the absence of contrary evidence, they deserve to be held up to ridicule.