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Thu Mar 13, 2014, 11:06 PM

Facebook CEO Zuckerberg phoned Obama to complain about spying

http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/03/13/us-facebook-obama-idUSBREA2C27920140313

Facebook CEO Zuckerberg phoned Obama to complain about spying
By Alexei Oreskovic
SAN FRANCISCO Thu Mar 13, 2014 5:23pm EDT

(Reuters) - Facebook Inc Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg blasted the U.S. government's electronic surveillance practices on Thursday, saying he'd personally called President Barack Obama to voice his displeasure.

"When our engineers work tirelessly to improve security, we imagine we're protecting you against criminals, not our own government," Zuckerberg said in a post on his personal Facebook page.

"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," the 29-year-old Zuckerberg continued.

The phone call and Zuckerberg's 300-word missive on Thursday come amid a series of revelations about controversial government surveillance practices that were leaked by former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden.



"They trust me dumb fucks." - Mark Zuckerberg

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