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Facebook is looking to hire a counterterrorism expert. Somewhat unusually for that sort of role, the social media giant also wants them to be able to work their way around a command line and code, listing SQL and Python as necessary skill sets alongside knowledge of terrorists and "contemporary militant groups." The job will …

  1. Marketing Hack Silver badge
    Stop

    Great--with these requirements, they will end up hiring some ex-alphabet agency goon

    Nothing says "protecting the rights of our users" like some ex-spook, swapping stories with his former colleagues about the crazy things Al Qaeda guys say when they are waterboarded.

  2. Matt Bryant Silver badge
    Alert

    Aggressive?

    ".....to better defend against and disrupt these threats....." Hmmmm, that sounds like more than just defensive. Is Faecesbook actually looking to recruit grey hats to hack those that would prevent the World uploading kitten pics?

  3. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Will the real terrorists please stand up?

    ~ This was never about catching T's. Its about population control.

    ~ The real terrorists are politicians and tech-heads who trample privacy to death. The Max Schrems case proves this perfectly...

    ~ Data is power, data is control. Its the mother of all land grabs. Governments and Police care more about monitoring protestors, activists, investigative journalists and whistleblowers, than anything else.

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    "Facebook, Twitter and Instagram have revoked access to their data to an analytics firm accused of selling information that allowed US police to track activists and protesters."

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-37627086

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    “Terrorists don’t threaten us. It’s just a very small number. We kill more people in traffic than were killed in Germany by terrorists last year.”..."European politicians are using a bogus terror threat to coerce their populations"... "Governments always use highly visceral examples of threats to expand their power. Hitler did that."

    http://www.theregister.co.uk/2016/10/13/european_politicians_hype_terror_threat_to_steal_your_privacy_ceo/

  4. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    is Gary Johnson available?

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