Onion peels a layer off Facebook/CIA connection

CIA’s ‘Facebook’ Program Dramatically Cut Agency’s Costs

This was great, because it was so (partly) true.

As a guy who long marveled at America’s touchiness about what it perceives as its “right” to privacy, I have been particularly fascinated at the way hundreds of millions have spent large portions of their lives in recent years writing extensive surveillance reports on themselves — and constantly, faithfully updating them.

One of the funniest parts of this video is the changing banner at the bottom of the page:

  • “Facebook First Conceived as Part of Patriot Act”
  • “CIA To Next See If Americans Will Provide Blood Sample To Facebook”
  • “CIA Calls Facebook ‘Reason We Invented The Internet'”

And even those of us who vastly prefer it to Facebook can appreciate when the “expert” talking heads say the government’s Twitter program should be totally defunded, because “400 billion Tweets, and not one useful bit of data was ever transmitted.”

Check it out.

One thought on “Onion peels a layer off Facebook/CIA connection

  1. Richard Wynt

    It does make perfect sense, a government funded information gathering website where people freely hand out personal info… we’re doomed.


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *