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Assange (WIKI LEAKS FOUNDER): FACEBOOK is an 'appalling SPY machine'

Discussion in 'International Forum' started by Mr.Toyo, Sep 27, 2011.

  1. Mr.Toyo

    Mr.Toyo JF-Expert Member

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    Julian Assange(Credit: Screenshot from "60 Minutes" interview)

    WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange says Facebook, Google, and Yahoo are actually tools for the U.S. intelligence community.Speaking to Russian news site RT in an interview published yesterday, Assange was especially critical of the world's top social network. He reportedly said that the information Facebook houses is a potential boon for the U.S. government if it tries to build up a dossier on users."Facebook in particular is the most appalling spying machine that has ever been invented," Assange said in the interview, which was videotaped and published on the site. "Here we have the world's most comprehensive database about people, their relationships, their names, their addresses, their locations and the communications with each other, their relatives, all sitting within the United States, all accessible to U.S. intelligence."If that's the case, it might surprise some that WikiLeaks has its very own Facebook page. In fact, last year, when WikiLeaks released a controversial batch of confidential documents--putting Assange on the run--Facebook refused to shut down that page. The company said at the time that the page did not "violate our content standards nor have we encountered any material posted on the page that violates our policies."Facebook's response stood in stark contrast to the treatment of WikiLeaks by many other companies in the U.S. last year. Several firms, including PayPal, blocked the company's accounts.But Assange didn't just stop at Facebook. He also told RT that in addition to the world's largest social network, Google and Yahoo "have built-in interfaces for U.S. intelligence.""It's not a matter of serving a subpoena," he told RT. "They have an interface that they have developed for U.S. intelligence to use."Surprisingly, Assange didn't mention Twitter, another major social network with which his organization has run into trouble.Earlier this year, the U.S. Justice Department sent a court order to Twitter, requesting the social network deliver information from accounts of activists that allegedly had ties to WikiLeaks. In March, the Justice Department was granted access to those accounts following a judge's ruling in favor of the seizure. Last month, the Justice Department said that complaints over its desire to obtain Twitter information is "absurd," and its actions are quite common in criminal investigations.However, the Justice Department didn't secure a search warrant for access to the information. Instead, it obtained a 2703(d) order, allowing investigators to secure online records that are "relevant and material to an ongoing criminal investigation."For U.S. intelligence, getting information from Facebook is much easier, Assange said in the interview. He reportedly told RT that the U.S. intelligence community's use of "legal and political pressure" on Facebook is enough for it get what it wants.
    "Everyone should understand that when they add their friends to Facebook, they are doing free work for United States intelligence agencies in building this database for them," Assange said, according to the RT interview.
    For its part, Facebook disagrees with Assange's sentiment. In a written statement to CNET, a Facebook spokesman said that it does only what's legal--and nothing more.
    "We don't respond to pressure, we respond to compulsory legal process," the spokesman told CNET. "There has never been a time we have been pressured to turn over data [and] we fight every time we believe the legal process is insufficient. The legal standards for compelling a company to turn over data are determined by the laws of the country, and we respect that standard."


    Read more: Assange: Facebook is an 'appalling spy machine' | The Digital Home - CNET News
     
  2. eliakeem

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    Wenye hekima waliliona hilo (kujiunga na mitandao ya kijamii)......lakini bado tunaangukia kwenye mtego mwingine (mitandao ya kitaaluma/utaalamu).
     
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    Hatua za kuchukua kwanza...

    1: Acha kulipia membership yako ya IEEE
    2: Funga akaunti yako ya Linkedin
     
  4. wilbald

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    Ndiyo maana nafsi yangu hunikatisha tamaa ya kujiunga na face book.
     
  5. eliakeem

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    Teh..teh...teheee.....
    La kwanza linawezekana.....lakini la 2 shughuli ipo........na hata nikifunga taarifa zangu zote ziko kwenye mfumo wao wa kutunza kumbu kumbu.....
    Lakini kinacho nifariji ni kuwa mimi si muharifu.....hivyo taarifa zangu hazina uzito sana kwao.
     
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    mzee wa njaa JF-Expert Member

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    mi sio gaidi nafikri taarifa zangu hazina manufaa kwao.
     
  7. Rungu

    Rungu JF-Expert Member

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    Huyo Assange mwenyewe hivi sasa amefulia. Kwanza hiyo stori ni ya zamani sana halafu kuna kurasa kibao za Assange kwenye Facebook. Kwa nini asiziondoe?
     
  8. King'asti

    King'asti JF-Expert Member

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    kujiunga na fb sio tatizo,lakini ichukulie kama umesimama stand ya mkoa ubungo. sio ukienda chooni unatangaza, ukinunua meza unaipiga picha unaweka. kuna mtu akinunua bajaj shurti aipige na plate # kabisa auze!
     
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    am afraid coz i'll have a lot to lose.
     
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    "nitasema kweli daima fitina kwangu mwiko" wasome, wanichunguze, ni lwao mie nabaki pale kwenye righteousness...
     
  11. Mr.Toyo

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    [h=1]Facebook Sued for Tracking Users’ Information[/h]
    Mon Oct 03 2011 05:34





    [​IMG]Social networking giant Facebook Inc. is being sued for tracking users’ Web activity without their permission after they have signed out of the online application.

    There is a social class lawsuit filed in a federal court in San Jose, Calif., by Perrin Aiken Davis accusing the Palo Alto, California- Facebook of using a “cookie” file that is installed on computers, which identifies users and their exchanges online while they are logged in their account, as well as when they are logged out as well.

    “This admission came only after an Australian technology blogger exposed Facebook’s practice of monitoring members who have logged out, although he brought the problems to the defendant’s attention a year ago,” said the complaint based on a Bloomberg report.

    A self-labelled Australian hacker Nik Cubrilovic highlighted the vulnerable security concern regarding the cookies collecting information. He claimed, “Even if you are logged out, Facebook still knows and can track every page you visit."

    Lawmakers, consumer and privacy groups are voicing their concerns and are calling for further investigations by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to scrutinize Facebook’s business practices.

    Ireland’s Data Protection Commission will be undertaking a privacy audit of Facebook due to the controversy and complaints surrounding the company’s privacy invasion. This probe impacts the world’s most popular social-networking site because beyond its North American operations, Facebook’s international headquarters is based in Ireland’s capital city, Dublin.

    “This audit will examine the subject matter of the complaint, but also will be more extensive and will seek to examine Facebook’s compliance more generally with Irish data protection law,” Gary Davis, Irish deputy data protection commissioner, told the Financial Times.

    There will be a focus on issues such as “deleted” pictures being publicly available on the Internet as well as the privacy settings which are not adequate.

    Facebook spokesperson Andrew Noyes said, “We believe this complaint is without merit, and we will fight it vigorously.” Facebook also maintained that any information obtained after logging out of Facebook is deleted by the company.

    The bigger question that arises from this instance is how many other companies are aggregating similar intelligent data from users on the Internet.

    {etRelated 58752 }The world’s most popular search engine Google recently automatically transferred contacts from Gmail accounts to Google’s Buzz accounts without authorization, which is another social network platform.

    CHANZO: Before It's News
     
  12. cartura

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    Duh, kumbe hii mitandao ya kijamii ni hatari eeh? yaani wewe unawasiliana na washkaji zako kumbe jamaa wanajinyonyea data tu kwa kwenda mbele
     
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    Facebook's Zuckerberg Says The Age of Privacy is Over

    By Marshall Kirkpatrick
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    Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg told a live audience yesterday that if he were to create Facebook again today, user information would by default be public, not private as it was for years until the company changed dramatically in December.In a six-minute interview on stage with TechCrunch founder Michael Arrington, Zuckerberg spent 60 seconds talking about Facebook's privacy policies. His statements were of major importance for the world's largest social network - and his arguments in favor of an about-face on privacy deserve close scrutiny.

    Zuckerberg offered roughly 8 sentences in response to Arrington's question about where privacy was going on Facebook and around the web. The question was referencing the changes Facebook underwent last month. Your name, profile picture, gender, current city, networks, Friends List, and all the pages you subscribe to are now publicly available information on Facebook. This means everyone on the web can see it; it is searchable. I'll post Zuckerberg's sentences on their own first, then follow up with the questions they raise in my mind. You can also watch the video below, the privacy part we transcribe is from 3:00 to 4:00.

    SOURCE: Facebook's Zuckerberg Says The Age of Privacy is OverSee also: Why Facebook is Wrong: Privacy is Still Important
     
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    Wakuu, mnasahau hata hizo windows mnazotumia kwenye computer zenu, uwa zinapeleka report kwa wakubwa kila mara. Cha maana ukiwa na computer au Laptop, basi ili iwe salama kwako ni kutoiunganisha na Internet. Kitendo chako cha kuiunganisha PC yako na internet ni sawa na kujenga nyumba ya vioo bila mapazia... Mtu yoyote mwenye programme husika anaweza kuingia na kunyonya dataz.

    Vilevile unapaswa kujuwa kwamba website yoyote unayoitembelea ina rekodiwa kwenye mashine yako, na hizo data si rahisi kwa mtu kuzifuta, hata ukiifanyia formating hard disk, data zinakuwa hidden somewhere, na mtu wa kawaida kama mimi na wewe hatuwezi kuzi access.

    Ukitaka data zako zisisomwe unachotakiwa ni kuiondoa hard disk, kisha nunua nyundo ya kila tatu au tano, ponda hiyo hard disk, hakikisha imekuwa vipande vipande... Hapo ndio uhakika wa data zako kutosomwa unakuwa 100% au weka kwenye microwave.
     
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    duh! jf je?
     
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    hii ni apparatus ya....................................nitamtaja mkifunga macho!
     
  17. Chamoto

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    Hii ya kuponda ni sawa kabisa ila si shauri hii ya kuweka kwenye microwave oven kwasababu platters za hard disk zimeng'arishwa sana (highly polished surface) , hivyo huakisi mionzi ya micro ambayo inaweza kuleta mlipoko ndani ya oven. Pia hardisk zina elecronic components kama capacitors ambazo zina pressurized chemicals, hivyo ongezeko la joto la ziada (kutokana na excitation ya mionzi) zinaweza kuleta mlipuko ambao unaweza leta madhara.
     
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