There has been a great deal of frustration and fear surrounding allegations by Edward Snowden that the NSA has been over-stepping it's boundaries by spying on everyday American citizens and others online. Mark Zuckerberg, the young billionaire CEO of Facebook, has taken the threat from NSA spying seriously and recently placed a telephone call to President Obama to complain about NSA, reported CNN Money on
March 14, 2014. On Wednesday night Zuckerberg called Obama to express frustration about the U.S. government's spying and hacking programs.
Zuckerberg wrote in a Facebook post Thursday afternoon, "When our engineers work tirelessly to improve security, we imagine we're protecting you against criminals, not our own government." Zuckerberg's concerns are said to be based on the latest investigative report from The Intercept, which has revealed that the National Security Agency can sneak into someone's Web browser using the QUANTUM program. Zuckerberg wrote on Facebook this runs counter to the company's attempts to protect its users.
Zuckerberg specifically wrote, "The U.S. 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 has a point with it appearing many people living and working in fear of being spied on by their own government, with concerns this can be used to undermine their personal and business interests based on subjective biases of NSA workers.
USA Today has confirmed Zuckerberg put in a call to Obama to protest the NSA. In a related post on Facebook, Zuckerberg said he called Obama because of reports that the NSA has infected millions of computers with malware and has been impersonating U.S. social media and other websites. Although NSA officials have denied the reports, Zuckerberg wrote that "I've called President Obama to express my frustration over the damage the government is creating for all of our future." Zuckerberg's concerns are likely to be appreciated by many citizens of the United States.