The revelations about the surveillance programs of the U.S. government, known in our part of the term Datagate, break down the trust of consumers by companies that operate on the Internet. It is what was stated by the CEO of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, in asking the authorities to give greater transparency of PRISM and other programs supersegreti agencies.The occasion was in that of Washington from an event organized by the Atlantic magazine, where Zuck is expressed as follows:
blockquote Into “What I can say based on the data I see on Facebook is that I believe more transparency and communication are the ways in which the government asks us the data, the more everyone will be more comfortable with them.
Reading the media, you can get an idea on the number of requests from by the government, whether it is close to a thousand or close to 100 million … I think that with the increase of transparency of the government, everyone will feel better. “
Facebook and Datagate
The statements of Zuckerberg arrive about a week after the other words of the CEO of Facebook, according to which the government has made a mess with the NSA. An interest naturally directed to the proper Mark, given that his company is of course up to its neck in requests from the NSA, as revealed recently in the reports published online after passing under the scrutiny of the authorities:
Into “For the 6 months ended 31 December 2012, the total number of requests for user data received from Facebook by the authorities in the U.S. (including local, state and federal, and including requests of various crimes and national security issues ) – was between 9,000 and 10,000. These requests range from the local sheriff searching for a missing child, the U.S. Marshals on the trail of a fugitive to the police department that investigates a robbery, the officer of the National Security investigates a terrorist threat. The total number of Facebook users affected by these 9000-10000 requests was between 18,000 and 19,000 accounts. “
Into This, apparently, is not enough for either Zuckerberg or its colleagues CEO, asking directly to Barack Obama to implement the level of greater transparency promised.
Via | Reuters.com