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Re: Facebook messaging system for ever?

From: Karl Dubost <karld@opera.com>
Date: Tue, 16 Nov 2010 16:48:43 -0500
Message-Id: <02BC38B5-28FE-4FB2-A845-ABBCADAB7C98@opera.com>
Cc: public-privacy@w3.org
To: Jens de Smit <jens.desmit@surfnet.nl>

Le 16 nov. 2010 à 09:59, Jens de Smit a écrit :
> Currently, they only mention digital written conversation. Scary enough,
> but what will happen when Facebook steps into the VoIP business (like
> Google already has)?
> 
> ANP - April 25, 2014
> "The governments of the US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and the UK
> have simultaneously announced heavy savings on their respective Defence
> budgets. The savings arise from the decommisioning of the ECHELON
> Signals Intelligence network, which has become obsolete by the
> information sharing agreement that Facebook and the governments signed
> last week.

Which reminds me of this article by Ignacio Ramonet in August 2003
http://mondediplo.com/2003/08/01ramonet

            On Tue, 16 Nov 2010 21:45:54 GMT
            In On the record - Le Monde diplomatique - English edition
            At http://mondediplo.com/2003/08/01ramonet

            It should be noted that in the US it is against 
            the law to stockpile personal data. But there is 
            no law preventing a private company from 
            collecting data on behalf of the US government. 
            ChoicePoint, with its headquarters near Atlanta, 
            Georgia, is a familiar name from the recent past. 
            In Florida, during the US presidential elections 
            in 2000, its subsidiary Database Technologies was 
            hired by the state to reorganise its electoral 
            lists. The result was that thousands of Floridians 
            were deprived of their right to vote, which then 
            affected the result of the election: it was won by 
            George Bush by a mere 537 votes, a victory that 
            put him into the White House (2).

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Karl Dubost - http://dev.opera.com/
Developer Relations & Tools, Opera Software
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