On March 1st, Facebook Vice President Diego Jorge Dzodan was arrested in São Paulo, Brazil. The controversy is centered around Facebook’s WhatsApp messaging software, and seems to be a basic premise that has been gaining some inertia in Brazil for quite some time. At the end of last year, a Brazilian judge actually ruled that WhatsApp be blocked from the country of Brazil for 48 hours, and sentenced Facebook to some hefty fines as well for non-compliance with authorities about information on their servers of communications between independent parties. The same is the case here, and Dzodan’s arrest stems from his refusal to let Brazilian authorities rummage around on private servers when governmental accountability is already globally at an all-time low.
The real question here isn’t whether authorities should be let into the servers (they shouldn’t be–especially not to enforce something as trivial as the War on Drugs) but whether or not Facebook is even credible here to begin with. As can be seen with the controversy surrounding the shooter’s iPhone associated with the San Bernardino Shooting, it’s very clear that Corporate-funded Mainstream Media‘s agenda at this time is to gather the public’s reaction to their internet rights being threatened, so that Elitist society can reassess their next move in hopes to continue monitoring and attempting to heavily regulate it. Quite obviously, the utter deterioration of accountability that is being witnessed within the US government (and all others), as well as the total lack of trust that the citizens have fostered about the system, has stemmed from the boom of the internet.
The internet is a hatchet to the skull of Corporate Society, and they already feel the blow. This means government, banking, commerce, et cetera, are already heading towards total decentralization, and in a slightly generalized sense, the internet becomes the antithesis of One World Government.
Facebook is to the CIA and Western Intelligence Apparatus as Sauron’s Eye is to the Dark Lord’s Tower–or, perhaps, to get really nerdy, one could say that the Intelligence Apparatus itself is the eye, and Facebook is the ring that attracts it. The point is that a person can’t accurately talk about things like Google, Twitter, Facebook, and the like unless they are as well talking about the intrinsic ties that these people have forged with the government; and as can be seen by Ed Snowden and Thomas Drake’s NSA whistleblowing, the government will often set up these intrinsic ties without companies even knowing it–or doing it anyway, after the companies have declined governmental offers. Shout out to Mozilla Firefox for being outspoken about the bullying and surveillance they have unlawfully received from the US government and have even brought the allegations to court.
When trying to untangle the wicked web that the NSA has spun, however, it becomes increasingly difficult to find out just who is working for who here. And in reality not only are things like Google, Twitter, and Facebook highly questionable, but even people like Glenn Greenwald and Edward Snowden bring up reasonable, but inconclusive suspicion when doing some research-digging.
So far, Facebook has made a public statement about how very disproportionate the arrest was according to what Jorge Dzodan refused, but no other updates have so far occurred.