Mark Zuckerberg is taking the debate to the President of the United States, and with haste. Among the concerns looming around the world of internet surveillance and the NSA collecting and abusing information of individuals on social media and on the internet in general, Zuckerberg stated that he was “confused and frustrated”, despite futile attempts by the NSA and even Obama over quelling fears on the subject during the past few months.
Zuckerberg wrote:”When our engineers work tirelessly to improve security, we imagine we’re protecting you against criminals, not our own government.” Naturally, he posted all of this and more on his Facebook profile, but better yet, he made his case as clear as day:”
The US government should be the champion for the internet, not a threat” Zuckerberg said. “They need to be much more transparent about what they’re doing, or otherwise people will believe the worst.”