Imagine a computer database which catalogued your entire social network: the email,
home address, and sensitive details of all your friends, and consequently, all
of their friends in a massive interlinked web. What if this service also archived
all of your personal preferences on everything from books to movies to music?
And if it also categorized your political views, club associations, previous jobs,
educational background, and who you are dating?
How about if this information was available not only to government spooks but
the general public free of charge?
Sounds like a hellish vision of the future, right? But this program is not
the devilish spawn of DARPA’s Total Information Awareness program, nor
the secret plans of “private” data miners like Choicepoint or Axciom.
The Beast system is here right now. And worst of all, people are voluntarily
giving up this information, with some updating their profile every day with
their latest personal details.
Welcome to TheFaceBook.com. Founded in February 2004, it currently operates
on 800 college campuses cataloging the details of its 2.8 million users. According
to the Boston Globe, “the free network…boasts that on average it
attracts 80 percent of a school’s undergraduate population as well as
a smattering of graduate students, faculty members, and recent alumni.”
For example at Boston University, 14,007 of the school’s 15,846 undergraduates
have joined and volunteered their most intimate details. According to the statistics,
approximately 60 percent of users log in daily, with 85 percent logging in weekly.
And just to make sure you can join the fun, TheFaceBook.com is busy adding
more than 50 campuses a month as well as expanding to high schools and international
Call it Big Brother with a consumer-friendly smile.
So who do we have to thank for this? According to the official story, TheFaceBook
was founded by 3 students from the CIA’s favorite breeding ground of Harvard
University. Their first $500,000 in funding came from Peter Thiel, founder and
former CEO of Paypal.
Thiel is also a former columnist for the Wall Street Journal and a graduate
of Stanford University, the home of NSA computer research and CIA mind control
projects like MK ULTRA. He is an avowed neocon and globalist whose book “The
Diversity Myth” received praises from William Kristol, Christopher Cox,
Edward Meese, and Linda Chavez. Thiel sits on the board of the radical right-wing
VanguardPAC and he personally donated $21,200 to Arnold Schwarzenegger’s
campaign for governor.
At a June 24, 2004 conference, Thiel remarked “I think the only way that
the world can become unified in some sense is through technology. Technology
is driving us towards a single, seamless humanity.” Surely John Poindexter
and the architects of the cashless society control grid would agree.
Yet TheFaceBook.com’s connections to the shadowy world of black ops don’t
stop there. They recently received $13 million in venture capital backing from
Accel Partners. James Breyer, the manager of Accel, sits on the board of National
Venture Capital Association (NVCA) alongside Gilman Louie, head of In-Q-Tel.
The CIA set up In-Q-Tel in 1999, with the goal of fostering companies that
provide “data warehousing and mining” in a “secure community
of interest.” Further goals include “profiling search agents”
which are “self-sustaining, to reduce its reliance on CIA funding.”
Sounds like an exact description of TheFaceBook.
After all, what better way to spy on potential radicals and student activists
than with a program so seemingly innocuous? TheFaceBook already categorizes
users on a scale from “Very Liberal” to “Very Conservative”
allowing for easy government profiling. Additionally they can search for anyone
who lists the wrong keywords, like “anarchist,” “protest”
“New World Order,” or any other thought crime. And with the click
of a button, they have your picture, address, and the names and information
of all your friends.
TheFaceBook is the devil in sheep’s clothing. It is leading the vanguard
of the “consumer friendly” Big Brother targeting young people, specifically
college and high school students. While pretending to be a harmless and fun
service, TheFaceBook is a dark foray into psychological profiling, where the
cryptocracy wants to know every detail of your life and track your location
at every moment.
Unfortunately, this is part of a larger plan to spy on students. In March,
AOL, a company that has admittedly handed over emails and web logs to the FBI
program used predominately by students. It said “You waive any right to
privacy." Civil liberties advocates immediately warned users that all their
conversations could be tapped by AOL, which uses an Illuminati all-seeing eye
as their logo. But with so much MTV to watch and so many Britney Spears songs
to memorize, it seems few of them are listening.
Last week the CIA announced they would be hiring students to spy on campus
activists and report the information back to headquarters. In actuality this
has probably been going on far before the official announcement.
Eventually all of this information will be stored in pentabyte databases and
linked to our microchipped National ID card. But before they can implant Verichips
into our hands and solder BrainGate chips into our brains, they must weed out
the “student troublemakers” with the help of programs like TheFaceBook
Civil liberties advocates are so busy protesting the PATRIOT Act that they
have ignored the insidious spy networks right under our noses. The same college
students who list themselves in the ACLU club on TheFaceBook are blind to the
danger of announcing their affiliation to the world.
TheFaceBook.com is nothing more than COINTELPRO with slick packaging. It is
part of a new breed of spy networks designed to profile students for the next
phase of martial law. The Bush regime is a megalomaniacal cabal of mass murderers
who want to crush all internal dissent, and like all dictatorial regimes, the
first place they will look is students.
Of course with the ECHELON network already spying on all phone calls and emails,
there is really nowhere to hide. So in the meantime I am using TheFaceBook to
my advantage. I have listed myself as a “Very Conservative” intern
at the Dan Quayle Library with a penchant for books by Oliver North.
After all, maybe I have entered the right keywords and the CIA will come recruit
me as one of those new student spies.