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Published On: Fri, Mar 14th, 2014

Mark Zuckerberg targets Obama administration, NSA over Internet monitoring

Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg had some harsh words for President Obama and the NSA surveillance program on Thursday. New reports confirmed that NSA agents masquerade as Facebook to carry out attacks on targets and  Zuckerberg posted a plea on his social networking site calling for Obama administration to be more transparent in their monitoring of the Internet.

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“As the world becomes more complex and governments everywhere struggle, trust in the internet is more important today than ever,” the 29-year-old Facebook CEO said Thursday afternoon. “The Internet is our shared space. It helps us connect. It spreads opportunity. It enables us to learn. It gives us a voice. It makes us stronger and safer together.”

“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,” Zuckerberg continued, adding that “The US government should be the champion for the Internet, not a threat.”

The government, Zuckerberg said, needs to be “much more transparent about what they’re doing, or otherwise people will believe the worst.”

The newly leaked national security documents disclosed evidence of the US government’s efforts to covertly collect digital intelligence by means that many have said are subverting the very infrastructure of the Internet.

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