Here’s the crux of the post:
The US government should be the champion for the internet, not a threat. They need to be much more transparent about what they’re doing, or otherwise people will believe the worst.Zuckerberg says he’s been “confused and frustrated” by the regular reports about the US government’s behavior (he doesn’t explicitly mention the word “surveillance”) and that his engineers imagine protecting users “against criminals, not our own government.” He ends with a call to arms that it’s up to the people to continue building the Internet that is safe and secure, emphasizing that Facebook will do its part.
I’ve called President Obama to express my frustration over the damage the government is creating for all of our future. Unfortunately, it seems like it will take a very long time for true full reform.
By Emil Portalinski