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Facebook Helps Israel Blacklist Air Travellers 478

Jeremiah Cornelius writes "According to a report by the Associated Press, protesters have been stopped in their tracks after Facebook aided Israel in cracking down on the group of activists from the UK, France, and Belgium who planned their event using the popular social networking site. Facebook allowed government agents to track the activists activities and then create a black-list of people who participated in the planning of the protests. The black-listed group was then forwarded to airlines with instructions to prevent the activists from boarding air flights to Israel. Over 200 activists were prevented from flying after being added to the airlines terrorism watch list, according the the AP report. Was Julian Assange correct, when he warned that Facebook was a giant, 'appalling spy machine'?"
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Facebook Helps Israel Blacklist Air Travellers

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  • by GP1911 ( 1439907 ) on Sunday July 10, 2011 @05:48AM (#36709940)
    The community moderation system here is a failure.
  • by gay358 ( 770596 ) on Sunday July 10, 2011 @07:37AM (#36710340)

    World and Palestinians have waited far too long. Israel does not want peace, it want's to continue it's ethnic cleansing. It is time for people in free world (not counting USA where this is apparently illegal) to boycott Israel in same way as South Africa was boycotted during Apartheid.

    If you see any product where the numbers on barcode start with 729, don't it! It comes from Apartheid country, that does routinely war crimes, tortures and kills people (including children), does slow motion ethnic cleaning etc.

    And if somebody tries to sell you some Israeli goods (especially if they are from occopied territories), refuse and say that you are opposing Apartheid (again, this might be illegal in USA which doesn't seem to allow this kind of consumer freedom).

    I even refuse meet people from dating sites if they are from Israel (unless they support Noam Chomsky type of thinking). I just say politely, but straight, that I cannot help not to think the extremely poor situation of plastinians if I meet people from Israel. And if I think the situation of palestinians, I cannot get any sleep. Therefore I cannot meet you, sorry.

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