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A couple of weeks ago Facebook scheduled a press powwow with its chief security officer Joe Sullivan to discuss defenses for the social network and its users. Then, a week later, Sullivan's boss made an angry call to the White House to complain about intelligence agents using Facebook as a conduit for spying on people. "I don’t …

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It's not spying if it's information-gathering

"...Sullivan's boss made an angry call to the White House to complain about intelligence agents using Facebook as a conduit for spying on people."

Irony, hypocrisy or just taking the piss?

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Re: It's not spying if it's information-gathering

Misdirection. There is no way FB can ever grow into its valuation. At least not with the current maths. Give as much time as possible for insiders to cash out.

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Once Facebook Encrypts Everything

It will have to answer the same questions as g+ : 1) who at Facebook is accountable for each and every one of the data-logged usages of encryption keys 2) How will Facebook share control of encryption keys with users to protect user privacy.

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Pointless

So they encrypt the data between two endpoints subject to National Security Letters and the Patriot act ?

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MACSEC?

I'm guessing their own brand switches don't have MACSEC support then? Or they think the NSA have the keys to MACSEC in commercial switches.

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"We're not encrypting everything between our data centers just yet"

...yeah... have to work out first how to still let the nsa tap into everything first

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Surely this is simple to do.

Just using VPN would be a big step up from what they have now.

Anyway, NSA can surely just come through the front door and get access to anything they want. They don't have to crawl around splicing cables and getting dirty - they just hand FB a note saying "record everything and give it to us", and FB just delivers the data on the media of their chhosing.

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