Facebook's Zuckerberg says United States 'really blew it' on surveillance

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  • 2 bits Cottonwood Heights, UT
    Nov. 25, 2013 1:13 p.m.

    And we really care what a twenty something college dropout tells us that the US Government got it wrong on surveillance?

    Especially when this twenty something kid has a company that has access to more personal information, emails, messages, etc, on more Americans than the Government will EVER have.

    Ya... this data-mining mogul really has a lot of room to lecture us on surveillance of Americans.

  • Z South Jordan, UT
    Nov. 25, 2013 11:17 a.m.

    Yeah, Zuckerberg is right, the U.S. government blew it on surveillance. Now Zuckerberg, he did it right. Set up a free app and have everyone spill their guts online, turning the world into a bunch of exibhitionists, then sell the data to third parties. THAT is the American way.

  • Utes Fan Salt Lake City, UT
    Nov. 25, 2013 9:27 a.m.

    The top 10 users of H-1B visas last year were all offshore outsourcing firms such as Tata and Infosys. Together these firms hired nearly half of all H-1B workers, and less than 3 percent of them applied to become permanent residents. According to the Economic Policy Institute (EPI), from 2001 to 2011, the mean hourly wage for computer programmers didn't even increase enough to beat inflation.

    More than 80 percent of H-1B visa holders are approved to be hired at wages below those paid to American-born workers for comparable positions, according to EPI.

    Like any government subsidy, the H-1B program backfires and produces more harm than good. I am not against truly talented and educated foreign workers coming to the USA. But there is no doubt that 300,000 a year as supported by Zuckerberg are not needed - nowhere near that number is needed. (Unless, of course, you are a CEO who favors US workers being unemployed so that foreign workers on employer-owned visas are hired, so that these workers can act like indentured servants.) Also, there are special visas for those foreign workers who truly are special.

    Zuckerberg is wrong.