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The President, His Friend, Big Data, and Your Privacy

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Friday, March 21, 2014, the President asked his FB friend Mark Zuckerberg to summarize the NSA report about all the data FB provided to the agency and see if there were any privacy concerns. If you remember, back in January, President Obama spoke about changes in the technology we use for national security purposes, and what they mean for our privacy broadly.

President Obama, at Mark’s request, launched a 90-day review of big data and privacy: how they affect the way we live, and the way we work — and how FB is being used by universities, the private sector, and the government, and whether more could have been done for the promotion of this unproductive but fun social media tool, FB. As part of that review, the NSA had the chance to correct some of the false information it received from FB, and to further inquire into its own purpose:

Why does tax payer money have to be wasted on us when all the information is already on FB?

The good news is that Mark has the answer to that question, and since Friday, the President has it too.


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  1. Really liked Obama asking Zuckerberg about privacy. But why “‘Facebook’ friend,” doesn’t it mean the same as just “friend” by now?


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