Is Facebook Giving User Intel to the Government?

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By: Andrea Shea King
The Radio Patriot

As I reported in my Surfin Safari column at World Net Daily this week, Facebook investors have been all of a sudden offloading huge shares of Facebook on secondary markets. Why now? Why in such huge quantities? Why secondary markets? To keep a low profile??? From my column:

“Meantime, despite growth, why are worried Facebook shareholders offloading stock on secondary markets?”

Could this Wikileaks bombshell be the reason for the investor panic? Did investors know this story was about to break?

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange rails against Facebook, says it’s a spy tool for US government

This should raise many questions, for not only investors, but for all you Facebook users as well. Recall that Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg has become very cozy with Obama in the past few months, sitting beside him at the Big tekkie dinner held in California, and hosting the first ever streamed Facebook town hall meeting with Obama.

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The founder of WikiLeaks Julian Assange said that Facebook is the most ‘appaling spying machine ever invented’.

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Are you concerned about Facebook sharing your information with the government?

Maybe he’s a MySpace guy.

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange called Facebook “the most appalling spying machine ever invented” in an interview with Russia Today, pointing to the popular social networking site as one of the top tools for the U.S. to spy on its citizens.

“Here we have the world’s most comprehensive database about people, their relationships, their names, their addresses, their locations, their communications with each other and their relatives, all sitting within the United States, all accessible to US Intelligence,” he said. “Facebook, Google, Yahoo, all these major U.S. organizations have built-in infaces for US intelligence.

“Everyone should understand that when they add their friends to Facebook they are doing free work for the United States intelligence agencies,” he added.

The comments were a bit strange, coming from the founder of a website best known for pushing spilling secret information.

In an email to the Daily News, a Facebook spokesman denied the company was doing anything that they weren’t legally obligated to do, saying that “the legal standards for compelling a company to turn over data are determined by the laws of the country, and we respect that standard.”

“We don’t respond to pressure, we respond to compulsory legal process,” the spokesperson wrote. “There has never been a time we have been pressured to turn over data — we fight every time we believe the legal process is insufficient.”

In any event, many Facebook users have been increasingly concerned about the sharing of their information.

In 2010, three Democratic senators asked the FTC to look at the social networking site’s information-sharing policies.

The Wall Street Journal has reported that popular Facebook apps like Farmville and Causes also shared users’ information with advertising and tracking companies.

Concerns about information-sharing has seemingly done little to dissuade the more than 250 million people who use Facebook – including someone who created an official WikiLeaks page on the site.

More than 1.72 million people clicked that they like it.

Assange is currently in England, awaiting extradition to Sweden to face sexual assault charges.

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Last night we learned that four “Draft Allen West for President” FaceBook pages had been removed without warning or explanation.

Ministry of Public Enlightenment & Propaganda
Posted by Ann Barnhardt – May 3, AD 2011 1:15 PM MST

Here’s the deal. There were three or four Facebook fan pages dedicated to “Drafting Allen West for President”. Facebook took all of those sites down yesterday. Facebook is an arm of the Obama regime. Facebook is Obama’s Ministry of Public Enlightenment & Propaganda. Facebook is running interference for Obama. Straight up. Do you understand why I won’t have anything to do with that Commie outfit?

Why are they doing this? Because they KNOW that LTC. Rep. West would beat Obama like a rented red-headed mule in a head-to-head.

Conversely, Facebook will fall all over itself to facilitate Romney, Pawlenty or any of the other no-name pathetic RINO unelectables out there. Wise up, people. This is a CLEAR TELL on the part of the Obama regime. They QUAKE and TREMBLE at the thought of a West candidacy.

I recommend that everyone who is interested in the “Draft Allen West” movement go to this site, which was just started up yesterday after Facebook got their Geheime Staatspolizei on:

AllenWestNation.com

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