Russia Today (RT) has interviewed the founder of Wikileaks Julian Assange, asking him about his viewpoint regarding political unrest and revolutions in Egypt and Lybia.
Assange focuses specially on Facebook as it played an important role in the success of Egypt’s revolution, He calling Facebook ” the most appalling spy machine that has ever been invented”
What Assange said precisely :
Here we have the world’s most comprehensive database about people, their relationships, their names, their addresses, their locations, their communications with each other, and their relatives, all sitting within the United States, all accessible to US Intelligence.”
WikiLeakes founder believes that Facebook is joined by Google, Yahoo and other US giant organizations which have “built in interfaces for US Intelligence”
It’s not a matter of serving a subpoena, they have an interface they have developed for US Intelligence to use. Now, is the case that Facebook is run by US Intelligence? No, it’s not like that. It’s simply that US Intelligence is able to bring to bear legal and political pressure to them.
It’s costly for them to hand out individual records, one by one, so they have automated the process.