WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is awaiting a trial in Sweden for sexual assault charges and he was recently interviewed by Russia Today. He gave his opinion on the political unrest in Egypt and Libya during the interview. He had especially criticized Facebook as being the most appalling spy machine ever.
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.
Assange also pointed out that Facebook, Google, and Yahoo! have user interfaces that automates data collection for U.S. 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.