Mark Zuckerberg - Hero of the Tunisian Revolution / by Dan Weingrod

Alexis Madrigal has a great article in The Atlantic about how Facebook's security team reacted to their realization that the government of Tunisia was capturing Tunisian Facebook users' ID information through keylogging.

Confronted with this information Facebook treated this episode as a security issue and took steps to prevent it.

Except these steps were against a government, not a group of hackers. Or maybe not as governments increasingly are becoming hackers.

So now we have international user rights supported by the most popular social networking platforms and a realization that "When you step back and think about how Internet traffic is routed around the world, an astonishing amount is susceptible to government access".

Kudos to Facebook, but lots and lots to think about here.