September 26, 2011
Remember when Mark Zuckerberg said you need to get over the fact that there is no privacy on the internet?
He meant it.
Many of you have likely viewed the video below. It documents Facebook’s connection to the CIA.
Many people, however, think the fun of posting on and the interaction of Facebook overshadows the downside, or they merely ignore the negative aspects.
Well, it turns out it is worse than we previously thought.
Hacker and writer Nik Cubrilovic has a post on his blog today revealing some really scary and downright police state Stasi-like aspects of the popular “service” that doubles as a data-mining operation for the CIA.
Cubrilovic writes that Facebook keeps track of every website destination you visit, even if YOU ARE LOGGED OUT OF FACEBOOK. It does this through the cookies it routinely plants on your computer.
This is somewhat of an overstatement. In fact, Facebook is only able to do this on pages that have its “Like” button on it, which is to say a lot of webpages, although hardly all.
The only solution to this is to delete Facebook’s cookies after every session, or use a separate browser for Facebook usage.
Cubrilovic explains: “With my browser logged out of Facebook, whenever I visit any page with a Facebook like button, or share button, or any other widget, the information, including my account ID, is still being sent to Facebook. The only solution to Facebook not knowing who you are is to delete all Facebook cookies… It is all hidden in plain sight.”
Cubrilovic tried to email Facebook about his concerns on several occasions, but they ignored him.
For most people, this is probably not much of a concern, but for people who are political “radicals” – and anybody who holds political views outside those deemed acceptable by the establishment are indeed considered radicals – this is a serious issue.
Facebook’s op compliments the NSA effort to “vaccum” up countless petabytes of personal data of citizens, described as “the largest database ever assembled in the world.” It is an integral part of what we call the “surveillance grid” here on Infowars.com.
What about Google+, Facebook’s competition? Same thing. Google+ has something called “Web History,” billed as a service to “search across the full text of the pages you’ve visited, including Google searches, web pages, images, videos and news stories,” according to Google.
Google says you can disable this “feature,” but don’t believe them. Google, like Facebook, is in bed with the CIA. In fact, Google’s search technology is preferred by spook and snoop agencies, including the NSA.
If you want to minimize your exposure to the grid, it may be time to say good-bye to Facebook and Google+, especially if you are politically active.
Start by deactivating your Facebook and Google+ accounts and deleting their cookies on your computer.