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

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:

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:

source: Facebook

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9 Comments

1. Timmehor

Posts: 599; Member since: Mar 09, 2013

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

2. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

4. Timmehor

Posts: 599; Member since: Mar 09, 2013

Hilarious. Never heard of this "Google" before.

6. RaKithAPeiRiZ

Posts: 1488; Member since: Dec 29, 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

3. NakedSnake

Posts: 4; Member since: Jun 07, 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.

7. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 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.

5. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

8. EXkurogane

Posts: 863; Member since: Mar 07, 2013

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

10. madpiyal

Posts: 108; Member since: Feb 11, 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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