Facebook Not Pleased with NSA

According to the report, the NSA has an effort code-named “Turbine” that seeks to infect users worldwide with malware in a bid to create a botnet that the NSA controls to exfiltrate information.

Going a step further, The Intercept report alleges that the NSA “masqueraded as a fake Facebook server” as a way to get access to targets and infect them.

It’s an allegation that Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg takes very seriously. In a post on Facebook, Zuckerberg expressed his frustration with the U.S. government over its surveillance activities. He noted that he also directly called President Obama to share his views.

Read the full story at eWEEK:
NSA Responds to Facebook and Malware Injection Report

Sean Michael Kerner is a senior editor at InternetNews.com. Follow him on Twitter @TechJournalist.

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