Tired of Helping the CIA? Quit Facebook

Screen Shot 2013-07-12 at 8.11.43 AMNearly 60,000 of you “like” disinformation on Facebook… From Reuters:

A Venezuelan government minister on Wednesday urged citizens to shut Facebook accounts to avoid being unwitting informants for the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency, referring to recent revelations about U.S. surveillance programs.

Edward Snowden, a former U.S. National Security Agency contractor who is stuck in a Moscow airport while seeking to avoid capture by the United States, last month leaked details about American intelligence agencies obtaining information from popular websites including Facebook.

“Comrades: cancel your Facebook accounts, you’ve been working for free as CIA informants. Review the Snowden case!” wrote Prisons Minister Iris Varela on her Twitter account…

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9 Comments on "Tired of Helping the CIA? Quit Facebook"

  1. emperorreagan | Jul 12, 2013 at 8:31 am |

    I hope the CIA likes my Yu-Gi-Oh card deck, because that’s my primary use for Facebook these days since no one comments or debates on there anymore.

    • Anarchy Pony | Jul 12, 2013 at 9:41 am |

      Whoa, I remember that from middle school…

    • Liam_McGonagle | Jul 12, 2013 at 11:00 am |

      Yes, but it’s a well known fact that specific sequences of card play correspond to particular coded passages of the Gnostic Bible, which in turn can be algebraically reduced via a Kaballistic decryption key to a set of commands to cell leaders.

      For example, a Chaos Oblivien Horseman followed within 3 rounds by a Chrystal Beast Saphire Pegasus and/or a Silent Magician means: “Ready the barricades. Molotov Cocktail Hour begins at 11pm.”

      Gotta love the way this is spiralling out of control so quickly. When the agents inevitably discover that each of them are themselves the subject of lengthy and error-ridden files (and how could a person in such a sensitive position NOT be?), chaos will ensue. Fo’ sho’.

  2. Duh! I seem to recall something about FB’s biggest investor being the largest data mining corporation in the US(?).

    Seems people flocks to these sites and so willingly give up their privacy. However, If government mandated that everyone had to post all the same private information that they do, the public would have a full-on freedom melt down.

    Then again, seems that if the government tells people its to track “terrorists”.. they’ll just start chanting, “if you don’t have anything to hide, then whats the harm?” I never thought American would lay down the way they already have.

    Irony being telling people to cancel facebook by means of twitter.

  3. I stopped using Social Media in 2007, but not because of privacy concerns. Now it seems I made a wise choice.

  4. Dream Circle | Jul 12, 2013 at 3:56 pm |

    This is the paradox of the 3rd dimension at its finest. looking forward to the 4th dimension where there is no facebook. 😉

  5. daisy65014 | Jul 13, 2013 at 3:57 am |

    oh I see we are suppose to give up stuff that we like doing in order to keep the CIA out of our stuff….that is novel..WHY DON’T THE CIA STAY OUT…by the way you would have to kill all of your accounts and not get on the internet at all…why don’t we just let the government take over everything…sure bright idea there….yahoo, Google and all the rest is doing the same thing….

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