Zuckerberg says US govt. did a 'bad job' with NSA surveillance

London, Sept. 13 (ANI): Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg reportedly said that the US government did a 'bad job' of balancing people's privacy and its duty to protect, referring to the alleged NSA surveillance programmes, in which many of the tech giants are known to be made part of.

Zuckerberg said that the government blew it completely and wished the government would be more proactive about communicating.

This comes amidst the growing criticism the tech giants are facing for doing little to combat the government's pressure for providing user data for the NSA surveillance.

According to Fox News, the CEO further said that when the news broke about the NSA's Prism programme targeting major internet companies to furnish user data, the government's response that it was not spying on Americans, soiled the reputation of internet companies who are trying to serve people around the world.

As Facebook along with other companies like Google, Yahoo, Microsoft, etc. are pushing for the government to allow them to publish transparency reports regarding data requests, Yahoo said that due to government's prior restraint, it is unable to engage fully in the debate about the necessity of such surveillance.

Zuckerberg further added that the company is not psyched that they had to sue in order to get the permit to publish the reports, the report added. (ANI)


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