Many internet users are understandably unhappy with the US Government’s online policies and spying methods, and opponents have been very vocal in their displeasure with the current practices. Well, it seems we can now add Mark Zuckerburg to the growing list of the discontent as the Facebook founder took to social media to air his frustration.
“To keep the internet strong, we need to keep it secure,” he wrote in a recent status update, “that’s why at Facebook we spend a lot of our energy making our services and the whole internet safer and more secure.” He then lists several ways the company goes about making the internet safer, such as encrypting communications and using secured protocol. He goes on to say, “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.”
In fact, Mr. Zuckerburg felt so strongly about the matter that he decided to call up President Obama! “I’ve called President Obama to express my frustration over the damage the government is creating for all of our future. Unfortunately, it seems like it will take a very long time for true full reform.” Mark we thank you for championing the cause when others won’t! We agree totally! We expect the US Government to be the champions of the free internet not the biggest roadblock! Like many others we are extremely unhappy with the situation but unfortunately it doesn’t seem like it’s going to improve any time soon. It seems that the progress of humanity cannot keep up with the progress of technology.
As always we leave the last word to you. What are your thoughts on Mr. Facebook’s status update? Warranted? Overly Dramatic? Sincere? Disingenuous? Comment below to let us know your take on his comments and the state of internet security as a whole!