Hey guys, I wrote an article awhile back about the Facebook conspiracy.
In my article I wrote facts on why it is true but truth be known,
I'm not saying whether I really believe it to be true or not true.
I'm really not too sure what to think. I would appreciate everyone's
opinion on the matter though to see what they think? Here's the
In todays world of advanced modern technology,
there are billions of people that use the internet as a means of
communication. Internet goes beyond social networking among friends
and family but to a level beyond which we are aware. Accounts and
billing can now be handled on-line from just about anywhere, job
searches, text messaging in real time with friends. How can we guarantee
that the information we send is safe and secure?
It seems that the integrity of our safety and privacy
is currently being questioned by millions of users of a website
called Facebook. Facebook is a social network that is on the rise
and climbing the popularity ladder fast. However, if one were to
read the Terms of Conditions with more attention to detail would
we still click "I Accpet" for those terms? Most people,
it would seem, have the same habit of skimming the terms without
actually paying attention. If, however, those terms were to be read,
the person signing up for Facebook would find this, that your privacy
and security are certainly anything but guranteed.
Facebook was fathered by founder Mark Zuckerberg
and received it's first federal funding of $500,000, from Peter
Thiel who is the former CEO of paypal. So far all sounds innocent
and harmless. Upon further research, we discover that Facebook's
second federal funding for the amount of $12.7 million, was received
from a venture capital firm otherwise known as Accel Partners. James
Bryer, manager of Accel, is known to be the former chairman of the
National Venture Capital Association. What does this mean so far?
James Bryer served on teh board with Gilman Louie
who is a CEO of In-Q-Tel. In-Q-Tel is a venture caplital that was
founded by the CIA in 1999. The company's main area of intelligence
just so happens to be data technologies. Delving deeper into investigation
finds that Bryer was also a member of the board for R&D firm
BBN Technologies. The importance of this? BBN Technologies is one
of the father companies that can take credit for the rise of the
Another name that comes into play in this whole
conspiracy is that of Dr. Anita Jones. She also joined the firm
which, coincidentally enough, included Gilman Louie. Dr. Jones was
also a member of In-Q-Tel. She was also previously the director
of Defense Research and Engineering for the US Department of Defense.
Another known fact is that Dr. Jones was the adviser for the Secretary
of Defense and overseer for the Defense Advanced Research Projects
Agency (also known as the DARPA). The DARPA is responsible for high-tech,
high-end development. What does this all mean? Let's put it this
way, why is it that so many names that have to do with the CIA and
In-Q-Tel are tied in with what is supposed to be a social networking
website started for college students? It was a journalist who finally
brought light to the situation of Facebook opening the public's
eye to the concerns of it's information mining projects.
Scarier still is that upon inspection of Facebook's
to any part of this website, you automatically grant, and you represent
and warrant that you have the right to grant, to facebook an irrevocable,
perpetual, non-exclusive, transferable, fully paid, worldwide license
to use, copy, perform, display, reformat, translate, excerpt, and
distribute such information and content and prepare derivative works
of, or incorporate into other such works, such information and content,
and to grand and authorize sub licenses of the foregoing."
Beyond that, even more shocking yet is Facebook's
information about you from other sources, such as newspaper, blogs,
instant messaging services, and other users of the facebook service
through the operation of the service (eg. photo tags) in order to
provide you with more useful information and a more personalized
experience. By using facebook you are consenting to have your personal
data transferred to and processed in the United States." Transferred
to whom and how kind of them to take such consideration on behalf
of our benefit to get so personal with us that they are willing
to dig as deep down into our privacy as they can go.
It seems that the government is capable of much
more than we are aware of. Too many coincidences arise within Facebook
to you that you they are willing to crack the shell on your privacy
and go beyond the extent that need be gone past just to personalize
your experience. If a website were to professionally want to personalize
your experience than perhaps they should let the user decide how
much information they are willing to give. Let's give this "friendly"
site a round of applause at the efforts though, shall we?