Thursday, June 27, 2013

Snoop Valley: Facebook ex-officer ‘signs up’ with NSA

(RT) A former security officer at Facebook was hired by the National Security Agency (NSA) in 2010, US media are reporting in a revelation that further blurs the line between social media and intelligence-gathering networks.

The controversy surrounding user privacy in the nebulous world of social media became more pronounced after it was revealed this week that Max Kelly, former chief security officer for Facebook, resigned from the social-media site to work for the NSA.

While some consider Kelly’s quiet job change a conflict of interest and a breach of trust, others say it is part of the “Neuland” (virgin territory), as German Chancellor Angela Merkel described the Internet, being mapped out by lightning advances in technology, and, by extension, intelligence-gathering requirements.

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