Mark Zuckerberg called US President Obama and expressed his frustration over NSA surveillance program, which is damaging the future of Internet.
Mark Zuckerberg has been quite disappointed as NSA Spying is exploiting Internet to get private details of its users. In related, the CEO and founder of the social network telephoned US President Barack Obama to express his frustration over the US government’s surveillance program.
“The US government should be the champion for the internet, not a threat.” Zuckerberg posted on his Timeline. “They need to be much more transparent about what they’re doing, or otherwise people will believe the worst.”
“The government is creating for all of our future,” he also added. In other words, the internet must be an opportunity for everyone, rather than a gateway to intervene people’s privacy.
Mark Zuckerberg doesn’t want to empower Barack Obama directly, and it’s quite clear now. Therefore, he called the president and had expressed his concerns, and it seems Obama can’t act in a short time.
The Facebook CEO seems inspired by John F. Kennedy’s statement, “Ask not what your country can do for you — ask what you can do for your country.” And Zuckerberg wants to turn the situation inside out now and calls everyone “to build the internet”, which “is also safe and secure.”
He said, “When our engineers work tirelessly to improve security, we imagine we’re protecting you against criminals, not our own government.”
Tens of thousands of “likes” have been done to the post by Zuckerberg and counting.
In short, he is simply making aware of a formal commitment that Facebook doesn’t intend to become collaborative with NSA ambitions and, indeed, publicly calls for the U.S. to take a step back. Otherwise, the Web will be to take a step forward and Facebook is ready to deploy its forces to make this happen.
Recently, Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates has also expressed his views over the government’s actions. “This a complex issue,” he said during an AMA session on Reddit, but authorities must be more open in terms their actions to stop crime and terrorism.