by Mac Slavo via SHTFplan.com,
year, Facebook gets tens of thousands of requests for data from
governments worldwide, including search warrants,
subpoenas, or calls to restrict certain kinds of content. And, according
to a new report, those requests are increasing at an alarming rate.
to QZ.com, in the
rose by 26% from
the last six months of 2016 to the first six months of 2017, while
globally, requests increased by about 21%. Since 2013, when the
company first started providing data on government requests, the US
number has been steadily rising - it
has roughly tripled in a period of four years.
is alarming many and causing a concern about privacy. Joe
Joseph, from the
isn’t sugarcoating the reality
of Facebook either. “Duh.
This is exactly what Facebook was designed to do,” says
have to remember that Zuckerberg had “seed money” and that seed
money came from CIA front companies that put a lot of resources into
this and…basically think about it as like, sowing seeds; if you
will. They knew that Facebook was gonna bear fruit.
don’t think they realized just how big it would become. But
I can tell you that they get so much information and intel from
social media: I don’t think that it would go away even if we
wanted it to.”
government keeps requesting the information, and Facebook continues to
comply with the government’s demands.
the first six months of 2013, it granted the government -
which includes the police - 79% of requests (“some
data was produced” in these cases, the company says); in the first six
months of 2017, that share rose to 85%. “We continue to carefully
scrutinize each request we receive for account data — whether from an
authority in the U.S., Europe, or elsewhere — to make sure it is
legally sufficient,” Chris Sonderby, the company’s general
in a post. “If a request appears to be deficient or overly
broad, we push back, and will fight in court, if necessary.”
Joseph thinks Facebook is just trying to pacify the easily manipulated
sheeple of society.
is pretty troubling when you think about what you put out there,
what they collect, and Facebook only being one of the many
avenues that they have,” Joseph
United States is collecting your data. Whether you like it or not.
They are scooping up everything. And they’re taking it and they’re storing
it in their facility at Bluffdale, Utah which has the
capacity at this time to store every communication on the face of
this earth for the next one hundred years.”
unbelievable,” Joseph continues.
“This is stuff that is unacceptable to me, but I’m sure, to a lot of
these companies have really gone too far…they can reconstruct your
life and make anyone they want a patsy.”