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Zuck parrots Larry Page's reaction to PRISM, denies Facebook involvement

Posted: , by Michael H.

Zuck parrots Larry Page's reaction to PRISM, denies Facebook involvement
Google CEO Larry Page just came out to reiterate his denial, and say that Google has had no involvement with the NSA PRISM program, as well as calling for more transparency. We're not sure if Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg wrote his official response to those same allegations using the same template as Page, but his response is almost identical.

Like Page, Zuck starts off his response by saying that Facebook has never been part of the program, and has never given any government access to Facebook data and servers. Zuck says (like Page), that Facebook hadn't heard of the PRISM program until yesterday, and that Facebook has not received any blanket orders for data like that of Verizon; and, if it had, it would "fight it aggressively." He then added:
When governments ask Facebook for data, we review each request carefully to make sure they always follow the correct processes and all applicable laws, and then only provide the information if is required by law. We will continue fighting aggressively to keep your information safe and secure.

And, his closer was again almost the same as Page (though without the nod to Google's Transparency Report, obviously), where Zuck called on the government to be more transparent with programs like PRISM, saying:
It’s the only way to protect everyone’s civil liberties and create the safe and free society we all want over the long term.

source: Facebook

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posted on 07 Jun 2013, 20:55 1

1. Timmehor (Posts: 599; Member since: 09 Mar 2013)


Can someone tell me what PRISM actually is? Have I missed out something?

posted on 07 Jun 2013, 21:05 6

2. PapaSmurf (Posts: 7359; Member since: 14 May 2012)


www.Google.com

posted on 07 Jun 2013, 21:24 1

4. Timmehor (Posts: 599; Member since: 09 Mar 2013)


Hilarious. Never heard of this "Google" before.

posted on 07 Jun 2013, 23:26

6. RaKithAPeiRiZ (Posts: 1301; Member since: 29 Dec 2011)


Its a program that will give the NSA all access to spy on citizens in and out of the States using the means of social accounts ,cloud storage ,email,chat,and phone calls

posted on 07 Jun 2013, 21:12

3. NakedSnake (Posts: 4; Member since: 07 Jun 2013)


That's actually what I thought, too. They say nearly the same thing, with the same words and expressions, that's kind of suspicious.

posted on 07 Jun 2013, 23:49 1

7. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5530; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


Zuck must think we are stooopid. Notice the fig leaf: "...and then only provide the information if is required by law."

The information request comes with a subpoena signed by a judge, which compels Facebook to provide the information that is required by law.

posted on 07 Jun 2013, 21:25

5. akki20892 (Posts: 3251; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

posted on 08 Jun 2013, 00:12

8. EXkurogane (Posts: 863; Member since: 07 Mar 2013)


I have said this all this while. Private this private that, the best solution for you might just be stop using the internet.

posted on 08 Jun 2013, 08:07 1

10. madpiyal (Posts: 108; Member since: 11 Feb 2013)


Seems like the Govt. wrote down the draft and handed that to Page, Mark and the other guys related here.

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