- 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 institutions. Call it Big Brother with a consumer-friendly
- 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 Vanguard PAC 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 and NSA, announced a new privacy
policy for their popular AIM instant messenger 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
- 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 and AIM.
- 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.