During an informative interview, Julian Assange, founder of WikiLeaks, warned people that their Facebook, Yahoo and Google information is very accessible to the US government.
"Facebook in particular is the most appalling spying machine that has ever been invented. Here we have the world's most comprehensive database about people, their relationships, their names, their addresses, their locations and the communications with each other, their relatives, all sitting within the United States, all accessible to US intelligence. Facebook, Google, Yahoo - all these major US organizations have built-in interfaces for US intelligence. It's not a matter of serving a subpoena. They have an interface that they have developed for US intelligence to use," Assange noted in his interview with Russia Today.
Though, he noted there is no actual set up API for the government, access is easy through legal and political pressures.
During his interview Assange discussed the social revolts in the Middle East, innocent Guantanamo prisoners and his legal situation. With the access to information his organization has, Assange has insights many others do not.
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