You better watch out what you say to your friends on chat, especially if you happen to be a part of Facebook and more importantly if you are its CEO. Mark Zuckerberg appears to have got high and invited more critics to scrutinize Facebook over its privacy. The sin committed? The young CEO got carried away and called people who trust him to be dumb F**ks. So much for responsibility.
The chat isn’t something recent but comes from the time when Zuckerberg launched Facebook back in Harvard dorms when he was 19. The conversation:
Zuckerberg: Yeah so if you ever need info about anyone at Harvard
Zuckerberg: Just ask.
Zuckerberg: I have over 4,000 emails, pictures, addresses, SNS
[Friend's Name]: What? How’d you manage that one?
Zuckerberg: People just submitted it.
Zuckerberg: I don’t know why.
Zuckerberg: They “trust me”
Zuckerberg: Dumb fucks.
Extreme and I am already doubting how secure is Facebook, given how sinister this sounds. Definitely back at that time, Zuckerberg was flying high and has matured in the last 6 years but to tell you the truth it just gives one jitters. With the evolution of Facebook’s privacy over time, it is obvious that the social network is too blindly trusted by everyone and that the changes in user privacy make one believe that we are just stupid folks trusting the social network. Mark Zuckerberg himself has been very vocal about this and staunchly believes that there is no such thing as privacy online.
To me that is a very strong statement and an indication that the CEO is simply putting a protection wall around himself and Facebook by making users responsible for anything related to privacy. To some sum it all up the following statement should very well mirror what Facebook thinks of privacy:
Quit your life on the Web and you have your privacy