FLASHBACK: Facebook is a “spy machine” for US Intelligence

During the worldwide online celebration, did you post on Facebook or tweet the happy fact that Osama Bin Laden is dead? So many people “liked” an “Osama bin Laden is Dead” page on Facebook that it went viral. But according to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, “Facebook in particular is the most appalling spy machine that has ever been invented.”

While talking to Russia Today about recent revolutions in the Middle East and the role of social media, Assange explained that Facebook is “the world’s most comprehensive database about people, their relationships, their names, their addresses, their locations, their communications with each other, and their relatives, all sitting within the United States, all accessible to U.S. Intelligence.”

In the interesting interview, Assange added that it’s not just Facebook, but Google and Yahoo as well as all other major U.S. organizations have developed built-in interfaces for U.S. Intelligence. It helps get around the costly and time-consuming serving of subpoenas.

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