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Iran Court Summons Mark Zuckerberg For Facebook Privacy Violations

timothy posted about 5 months ago | from the beacon-of-tolerance-and-privacy dept.

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wiredmikey (1824622) writes "An Iranian judge has summoned Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg to answer allegations that his company's apps have breached people's privacy, it was reported Tuesday. The court in Fars province ordered that Zuckerberg address unspecified 'violation of privacy' claims made by Iranians over the reach of Facebook-owned apps, ISNA news agency reported. 'Based on the judge's verdict, the Zionist manager of Facebook... should report to the prosecutor's office to defend himself and make compensation for damages,' Rouhollah Momen-Nasab, a senior Iranian Internet security official, told ISNA. Access to social networks, including Twitter and Facebook, are routinely blocked by Iranian authorities, as are other websites considered un-Islamic or detrimental to the regime."

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Yea, I'm sure he gives a rat's ass. (5, Funny)

drunkennewfiemidget (712572) | about 5 months ago | (#47100153)

Somewhere, Mark Zuckerberg is *still* laughing.

Re:Yea, I'm sure he gives a rat's ass. (3, Insightful)

RailGunner (554645) | about 5 months ago | (#47100259)

... until Eric Holder decides to arrest him and extradite him.

Re:Yea, I'm sure he gives a rat's ass. (1)

niftymitch (1625721) | about 5 months ago | (#47100359)

... until Eric Holder decides to arrest him and extradite him.

Or dispatch a drone....
  And it may not be EH potentially it could be some other nations drone.
It need not be launched from outside. If might be launched from down
the road and ....

Re:Yea, I'm sure he gives a rat's ass. (5, Interesting)

Jeremiah Cornelius (137) | about 5 months ago | (#47100579)

Facebook's unique proposition is that it can be both "un-Islamic" and "un-American" at the same time, doing the same thing.

Re:Yea, I'm sure he gives a rat's ass. (5, Insightful)

Russ1642 (1087959) | about 5 months ago | (#47100645)

They're assembling a massive database of personal information. Sound pretty American to me.

Re:Yea, I'm sure he gives a rat's ass. (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 5 months ago | (#47100651)

Since the US government and Islam serve the same master, that shouldn't be a surprise.

I don't know who to root for here... (1)

Thud457 (234763) | about 5 months ago | (#47100657)

erm, violating Iranians' privacy...
That's a beheadin'

Ayatollah Japser Beardly

Re:Yea, I'm sure he gives a rat's ass. (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 5 months ago | (#47100451)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_United_States_extradition_treaties
Iran is not in that list.

Re:Yea, I'm sure he gives a rat's ass. (5, Insightful)

sabri (584428) | about 5 months ago | (#47100261)

Somewhere, Mark Zuckerberg is *still* laughing.

No, somewhere, Facebook is consulting attorneys on how to avoid a Fatwa so he won't end up like Salman Rushdie, or worse, Theo van Gogh [wikipedia.org] .

Re:Yea, I'm sure he gives a rat's ass. (2)

amicusNYCL (1538833) | about 5 months ago | (#47100471)

How exactly could an attorney help someone avoid a fatwa?

Re:Yea, I'm sure he gives a rat's ass. (4, Informative)

Em Adespoton (792954) | about 5 months ago | (#47100499)

How exactly could an attorney help someone avoid a fatwa?

Not all countries separate church and state. Iranian attorneys (and most mid-east attorneys I'd guess) have to navigate religious law as well as civic law.

Re:Yea, I'm sure he gives a rat's ass. (2)

FatdogHaiku (978357) | about 5 months ago | (#47100597)

How exactly could an attorney help someone avoid a fatwa?

Dress up as Mark Zuckerberg?

Re:Yea, I'm sure he gives a rat's ass. (1)

Lorens (597774) | about 5 months ago | (#47100769)

Dress up as Mark Zuckerberg?

Could be a good idea... but you'd have to find a lawyer with a terminal illness and arrange for payment to the soon-to-be bereaved.

Re:Yea, I'm sure he gives a rat's ass. (5, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | about 5 months ago | (#47100741)

Um, some friends of mine got a fatwa from their imam about marriage recommendations last week. The word "fatwa" is the same thing as asking a member of the clergy for written advice.

Yes, there are problems with Muslim extremists, but I do wish people would stop turning the words "advice" and "school" into things meaning stuff they shouldn't?

Lets be real here: Iran has its problems, especially with extremists However, the country itself isn't evil, and Iranians in general see through the political BS more than Americans see through the CNN/Fox News/MSNBC charade.

In the scheme of things, the Iran court is a propaganda item to shore up the hard-liners who run the country. MZ isn't going to Tehran, nor will he be extradited there. If there were an extradition treaty, virtually every US and European citizen would be in deep trouble. The Iranian population knows this charade, and they likely will continue to quietly keep to their VPNs and continue to avoid the morality police/IRG members.

Again, one needs to separate Iran (the government from the Iranian people.) The people are smart enough not to use a jube as a waterslide.

Re:Yea, I'm sure he gives a rat's ass. (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 5 months ago | (#47100625)

Meh, Mr. Z can just buy a Russian nuke, detonate in that court, problem solved....

Make sure it's big and very dirty and more than one problem will be solved.

Re:Yea, I'm sure he gives a rat's ass. (1)

neoform (551705) | about 5 months ago | (#47100647)

Yes, billionaires are real afraid of Fatwas...

Zuck could afford to hire a private army to follow him around if he wanted.

Re:Yea, I'm sure he gives a rat's ass. (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 5 months ago | (#47100701)

Yeah, no. Billionaires and celebrities tend to have better security than independent writers and filmmakers. No random fanatic is going to assassinate him. And as far as the Iranian government goes, there are probably people who have pissed it off much more than Zuckerberg who would be far easier to assassinate.

Re:Yea, I'm sure he gives a rat's ass. (4, Informative)

AmiMoJo (196126) | about 5 months ago | (#47100509)

He's probably just glad that he lives in a country that apparently cares less about privacy than Iran.

Re:Yea, I'm sure he gives a rat's ass. (4, Interesting)

mmell (832646) | about 5 months ago | (#47100649)

No, but I'll bet he's happy to live in a country that has progressed beyond institutionalized racism. I'm pretty sure just being of Jewish descent is enough for a prosecution in Iran.

"...the Zionist manager of Facebook..."

I'm guessing the verdict and sentence have already been established. All Iran needs is a victim.

Re:Yea, I'm sure he gives a rat's ass. (1)

Marxist Hacker 42 (638312) | about 5 months ago | (#47100593)

It's Islam Shariah Law. The rich are always favored over the poor. The publicity from this in Iran is worth every penny of "compensation" (which will indeed be pennies).

Good luck on that... he won't appear (3, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | about 5 months ago | (#47100165)

There is no way I see Zuckerberg appearing in an Iranian court anytime soon, regardless of the charges. I personally wouldn't step foot in the country myself, as an atheist, I'd be risking my neck because I'd likely say something stupid and get myself thrown in prison for heresy.

Re:Good luck on that... he won't appear (4, Insightful)

JeffOwl (2858633) | about 5 months ago | (#47100199)

Regardless of my actual ethnicity or religion, if my last name ended in ...berg I wouldn't go anywhere near Iran.

Re:Good luck on that... he won't appear (5, Funny)

gstoddart (321705) | about 5 months ago | (#47100269)

Regardless of ... well, pretty much anything, I wouldn't go anywhere near Iran.

Re:Good luck on that... he won't appear (1)

rogoshen1 (2922505) | about 5 months ago | (#47100511)

Which is sad because the country has quite a bit of history, and from everything I've heard the residents are actually a friendly and cordial people -- unless it's a lynch mob whipped up by the propaganda machine :(

Re:Good luck on that... he won't appear (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 5 months ago | (#47100525)

There has never been a Lynch mob in Iran. They have culture.

Re:Good luck on that... he won't appear (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 5 months ago | (#47100603)

It's the goons who do the lynching.

Re:Good luck on that... he won't appear (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 5 months ago | (#47100753)

There has never been a Lynch mob in Iran. They have culture.

BWAAA HAAA HAAA

You so funny!

Pictures worth a thousand words - literal Iranian lynchings [google.com]

Re:Good luck on that... he won't appear (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 5 months ago | (#47100637)

That's where that country belongs, back in time - should have been wiped from the face of the earth centuries ago.

Let's just fix that and wipe em from the face of the earth now. Easy enough to do, and we can always used the polished glass crater as a beam focuser for molten sand energy production.

Re:Good luck on that... he won't appear (4, Insightful)

gstoddart (321705) | about 5 months ago | (#47100707)

Which is sad because the country has quite a bit of history, and from everything I've heard the residents are actually a friendly and cordial people

I've known many people over the years who identify themselves as 'Persian'.

They've been exceedingly nice, smart people for the most part. But, even they try very hard to distance themselves from Iran, the land of the batshit crazy.

And, I'm sorry, but the present-day country called Iran is no place I'd ever want to go. The historical Persia which had art, and science, and philosophy (and tolerance), and lots of cool things ... that I'd love to see.

But don't ever forget there's a difference between the historical entity, and the present one. And the present one is ruled by crazy idiots.

Re:Good luck on that... he won't appear (1)

Anonymous Coward | about 5 months ago | (#47100285)

And I certainly wouldn't suggest going if you are a big 'A' atheist. The Iranian government doesn't like our ilk very much lol.

Re:Good luck on that... he won't appear (2)

grasshoppa (657393) | about 5 months ago | (#47100461)

Are you kidding? I hear there's some great hiking up along the border.

( god damn retards )

Re:Good luck on that... he won't appear (2)

Thud457 (234763) | about 5 months ago | (#47100711)

Beautiful country.
A shame about the government.

Wait, who were we talking about again?

Re:Good luck on that... he won't appear (1)

CrimsonAvenger (580665) | about 5 months ago | (#47100663)

Regardless of my actual ethnicity or religion, if my last name ended in ...berg I wouldn't go anywhere near Iran.

The Iranians have problems with German names?

Hint: "berg" is German for "hill" (as opposed to "burg" which is German for "city"). Any association you might have between Judaism and "berg" is really an association between Germans and "berg".

Re:Good luck on that... he won't appear (5, Insightful)

Jason Levine (196982) | about 5 months ago | (#47100303)

Zuckerberg wouldn't even need to say anything. He'd be jailed as an evil Zionist spy or some other nonsense the moment he tried to leave the country. I wouldn't fare any better with the last name Levine. You couldn't pay me enough money to travel to Iran.

Re:Good luck on that... he won't appear (-1, Troll)

Sarten-X (1102295) | about 5 months ago | (#47100329)

I don't get it. If you're an atheist, you shouldn't have any religious requirement to say stupid things.

Perhaps you're just a jackass, and that's unrelated to your religious views?

Re:Good luck on that... he won't appear (1)

Anonymous Coward | about 5 months ago | (#47100395)

During conversation, people sometimes say things that reflect (or are derived from) their beliefs. A casual statement about evolution, or perhaps the thoughtless use of the word "superstition," would be harmless if made by an atheist in America. But in a country that is hostile to atheism and defensive of their own religious beliefs, it could get you jailed and/or killed.

And while it is true that atheists (and secular humanists) are not required to say such things, sometimes they do so without thinking, as everyone does.

Re:Good luck on that... he won't appear (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about 5 months ago | (#47100615)

Anti-evolutionism is a Christian concept. Don't be so ignorant.

Re:Good luck on that... he won't appear (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about 5 months ago | (#47100437)

I know you're trolling, but as a normal person I don't constantly watch every syllable I utter in fear of offending someone.
I'm not constantly aware of the fact that other people believe in fairy tails, so sometimes I make a joke about it and only later realize that someone there still believed in Santa or Jesus or some shit.

Re:Good luck on that... he won't appear (1)

Sarten-X (1102295) | about 5 months ago | (#47100685)

I'm not trolling at all. As a fellow jackass, I just don't see how religion has anything to do with it.

What you describe is no different than a Christian asking Jesus to bless a Jewish wedding, or a Muslim preparing a nice onion-and-garlic sauce for an Ananda Marga meal. It's also no different from making dead-baby jokes in front of the mother of a stillborn child, or discussing depressing topics at a celebration.

Being "not constantly aware" is indeed the problem, but again, that has nothing to do with your religion. Your jokes, regardless of the topic, might offend someone, so the nice thing to do would be to take a moment to consider your surroundings. Apparently that's not your habit, though.

Re:Good luck on that... he won't appear (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 5 months ago | (#47100605)

Although I am not required to say anything 'stupid' as a big 'A' atheist, and worse, an anti-theist, but I am required as a moral person to point out that maybe there is a better solution than stoning that wife of yours to death, just because she was just caught committing adultery. Or chopping the hand off of a thief, or any number of other religiously motivated bad moral calls.

Extreme examples? Maybe. I would likely not be wandering around those areas of Iran that are likely to see such events. But I would have to bite my tongue and avoid moral discussions, least my head be separated from my body or my liberty be taken away from me in Iran, due to some perceived heresy against the "prophet". I do not have to avoid such conversations here where I live, and in fact, I have many a lively debate with lots of religious people. I don't begrudge their belief systems, but I do love to point out that it's patently impossible to load 2 of every animal onto a wooden ark, with all the necessary provisions, and expect a small family of 5? to do all that work for a 40 day global flood. You cannot avoid the laws of physics.

Re:Good luck on that... he won't appear (1)

mmell (832646) | about 5 months ago | (#47100697)

Athiest: "Mohammed can't be a holy prophet because there is no god."

Islamic court: "Infidel! We'll behead you now - publicly."

I suspect an athiest's trial in Iran would last exactly five seconds longer than mine would (I'm not a religious Jew, but I am a secular Jew. I'm pretty sure the Iranian justice system wouldn't care about the difference).

frist post (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about 5 months ago | (#47100185)

yeah

This is why we need benevolent dictators (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 5 months ago | (#47100187)

Just through all the extremist into a black hole prison somewhere and be done with them.

Re:This is why we need benevolent dictators (1)

Anonymous Coward | about 5 months ago | (#47100561)

That sounds awfully extreme. Is there a hole somewhere waiting for you too?

Iran isn't doing it right. (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about 5 months ago | (#47100197)

The correct thing to do is privatise everything while maintaining a revolving door regime, then opponents can't complain when the "free market" sets the agenda for everything.

Where's grumpy cat when you need him? (1)

xxxJonBoyxxx (565205) | about 5 months ago | (#47100201)

Go to country where I can get my hand cut off for offending the authorities? No.

Re:Where's grumpy cat when you need him? (0, Troll)

Archtech (159117) | about 5 months ago | (#47100425)

"Go to country where I can get my hand cut off for offending the authorities? No."

If you're a US resident, don't forget that you already live in a country where you can be killed without warning or due process (or made to disappear for the rest of your life) for offending the authorities. (Or even for having a name that some cretin thinks is like some other name that some other cretin put on a list).

Re:Where's grumpy cat when you need him? (1)

Anonymous Coward | about 5 months ago | (#47100553)

"Go to country where I can get my hand cut off for offending the authorities? No."

If you're a US resident, don't forget that you already live in a country where you can be killed without warning or due process (or made to disappear for the rest of your life) for offending the authorities. (Or even for having a name that some cretin thinks is like some other name that some other cretin put on a list).

Yeah, because whatever happens in the world, it is hundreds of times worse in the US. You are the definition of a Fucking Asshole.

I hear that People in X country are killing each other because of their Religion.

"Yeah, but in the Fucking US, People are burned alive for having Pimples! They have special pimple courts that automatically convict you."

Did you hear about the genocide in Africa?

"Fuck that! In the US, People are screwed and treated worse than anywhere else in the world. Worst country ever! " Dumbass.

Re:Where's grumpy cat when you need him? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 5 months ago | (#47100705)

"Yeah, but in the Fucking US, People are burned alive for having Pimples! They have special pimple courts that automatically convict you."

Ah, if only. I'm afraid that is only a utopian dream.

Re:Where's grumpy cat when you need him? (1)

Lendrick (314723) | about 5 months ago | (#47100653)

The fact that you're making that comment is a pretty strong statement about the (un)likelihood of that actually happening.

Re:Where's grumpy cat when you need him? (1)

mmell (832646) | about 5 months ago | (#47100731)

Yes, you can be killed without due process here in the US. Muggings, traffic accidents, natural disasters - there are all sorts of horrible ways to die here in the US, none of which involve due process or warning.

At the hands of the state without due process? Haven't heard about that one here. I call bullshit on your post.

Zuckerberg the Zionist (2, Insightful)

gavron (1300111) | about 5 months ago | (#47100203)

I'm sure Mr. Zuckerberg is aboard the first American Airlines flight from San Francisco to Tehran.
Oh wait, no Southwest flight goes to Tehran.

Surely he's booked on United Airlines. No, wait, they don't fly to Tehran either.

Looks like NONE of the US carriers go there. Is it because they don't like money? That can't be
right. Is it because they are shareholder driven and their shareholders are all either dirty jews
or clean jews or some combination of clean and dirty jews? That seems unlikely.

OH WAIT, I GOT IT!

IRAN IS A TERRORIST NATION, A SPONSOR OF TERRORIST GROUPS, CALLS THE US
THE GREAT SATAN AND WANTS TO DESTROY US AND ISRAEL TOO AND IS A HOTBED
OF RELIGIOUS CRAP THAT MAKES THE BIBLE BELT AND WASHINGTON DC LOOK LIKE
SECULAR NOOBS.

I guess they won't have Zuckerberg to demonize if he doesn't go there.

Perhaps they'll burn his effigy along with President Obama, the US Flag, and a fake
nuclear wessel.

Ehud
Tucson AZ US

Re:Zuckerberg the Zionist (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about 5 months ago | (#47100291)

While what you say has a grain of truth - is it really that bad to call a country "the great satan" after that country labels you part of the axis of evil? In name calling - that count's as "he started it."

Re:Zuckerberg the Zionist (4, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | about 5 months ago | (#47100409)

"Great Satan" -- first used in Nov 1979 to label the USA by Iranian leader Ruhollah Khomeini.
"Axis of Evil" -- first used in Jan 2002 to label Iran, Iraq, and N. Korea by President George Bush.

So it is childish to make the comparison, but "they started it", if you are comparing the two phrases.

Re:Zuckerberg the Zionist (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 5 months ago | (#47100609)

And let's remember that "Shaitan" (Satan) means "adversary" in Arabic.

Re:Zuckerberg the Zionist (1)

rossdee (243626) | about 5 months ago | (#47100629)

The leaders of Iran started it long before Khomeini

They have been persecuting people of other Faiths for 170 years or so

Re:Zuckerberg the Zionist (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 5 months ago | (#47100331)

WTF is wrong with you?

Re:Zuckerberg the Zionist (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 5 months ago | (#47100501)

His post is signed Ehud, a Hebrew name. According to the prevailing narrative, Jews and Iranians aren't supposed to get along. Therefore, it's likely that he's just trying to play his role to participate in the narrative. Supporting evidence includes strong anti-Iranian rhetoric and bewilderment at the actions of Iran consistent with ignorance (inadvertant or willful) of the time the United States overthrew the Iranians' elected government and installed a pro-Western shah. Posting anon because people don't like to hear the truth.

Re:Zuckerberg the Zionist (-1, Troll)

Archtech (159117) | about 5 months ago | (#47100469)

Actually, the USA is a terrorist nation - indeed, the only really significant one since the Third Reich, Mao and Pol Pot. Iran, on the other hand, has not attacked anyone since it was recreated on the dissolution of the Ottoman Empire nearly a century ago. (In spite of having its democratic constitution overthrown by US agents, and being ferociously attacked, at the direct instigation of the US government, by Iraq with a loss of over 1 million of its citizens).

If you aren't convinced, try totting up the numbers of people killed, maimed, bereaved, and rendered homeless by each of these nations since 1945.

Re:Zuckerberg the Zionist (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 5 months ago | (#47100559)

You are an intelligent person with insightful thoughts. What are you doing here?

Re:Zuckerberg the Zionist (1)

jklovanc (1603149) | about 5 months ago | (#47100611)

While they have not done it yet they seem to want to wipe another country off the map.

Re:Zuckerberg the Zionist (1)

Anonymous Coward | about 5 months ago | (#47100623)

Actually, the USA is a terrorist nation - indeed, the only really significant one since the Third Reich, Mao and Pol Pot. Iran, on the other hand, has not attacked anyone since it was recreated on the dissolution of the Ottoman Empire nearly a century ago. (In spite of having its democratic constitution overthrown by US agents, and being ferociously attacked, at the direct instigation of the US government, by Iraq with a loss of over 1 million of its citizens).

If you aren't convinced, try totting up the numbers of people killed, maimed, bereaved, and rendered homeless by each of these nations since 1945.

How many people has the US executed for being homosexual?

But I guess that's not "really significant", right?

Re:Zuckerberg the Zionist (2)

CrimsonAvenger (580665) | about 5 months ago | (#47100691)

Hmm, as I recall China managed ~100 million since WW2. Which makes it number one of all time, I think. The USSR was number 2, the Germans (in ww2) were number 3, we may be number 4 (though there's a strong case to be made for Vietnam, and a weaker one for North Korea).

Re:Zuckerberg the Zionist (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 5 months ago | (#47100727)

(In spite of having its democratic constitution overthrown by US agents, and being ferociously attacked, at the direct instigation of the US government, by Iraq with a loss of over 1 million of its citizens)

Hey now, the oil companies hadn't bought the government. Yet.

Re:Zuckerberg the Zionist (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 5 months ago | (#47100513)

EPIC TROLLING!

Nothing short of a Fatwa... (1)

jaeztheangel (2644535) | about 5 months ago | (#47100207)

will get Zuckerberg's attention.

Re:Nothing short of a Fatwa... (5, Funny)

Jason Levine (196982) | about 5 months ago | (#47100333)

I'm sorry, but Facebook just reorganized how they display postings and the Fatwa didn't appear. Maybe they would like to advertise with Facebook to ensure that their Fatwa status updates appear at the top of everyone's feeds?

Re:Nothing short of a Fatwa... (1)

jaeztheangel (2644535) | about 5 months ago | (#47100617)

or perhaps they just don't care. :-) i hate it when demagogues start shouting, don't you?

Good luck! (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 5 months ago | (#47100217)

Good luck with that!

Jews hate the proud Aryans of Persia. (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about 5 months ago | (#47100219)

Persia ain't scared of no Jew.

It's Iran (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 5 months ago | (#47100243)

Probably just easier to execute him for drinking alcohol. I'm sure you can find a photo of him drinking somewhere on facebook...

South park episode? (5, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | about 5 months ago | (#47100283)

Wow, sounds like an emmy award winning south park episode

Uh oh... (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 5 months ago | (#47100301)

Soon everyone there will be switching to "jihadbook".
Social networking with twice the fatwas.

Do go! (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 5 months ago | (#47100349)

It's a trap
www.youtube.com/watch?v=4F4qzPbcFiA
It's a trick
www.youtube.com/watch?v=lxFOVtr9fbk

CIA Protects their own (1)

anthony_greer (2623521) | about 5 months ago | (#47100367)

Of Course Zuc wont appear in Iran, the CIA wont let the greatest target fed intel gathering effort in history go down so easy.

http://www.foxbusiness.com/tec... [foxbusiness.com]

It's an interesting question (3, Insightful)

maroberts (15852) | about 5 months ago | (#47100403)

The USA has on a number of occasions extended its own laws to cover interactions with foreigners over the Internet. You only have to look at a certain naturalised New Zealander who the US have tried to extradite (Mega something or other, wasn't it)

The European Union isn't perfect either, as this "Right to Be Forgotten" law also seems to want to establish national law when the dealings are with foriegn companies that essentially only have sub-offices over here. In actual fact, the Iranian allegations of "Invasion of privacy" are fairly similar to the European Union position, which is one reason why I hope that the silly ruling is buried in some manner.

Be a hero Zuckerberg (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 5 months ago | (#47100411)

Be a hero Zuckerberg, make a stink about it, Unstoppable Freedom of speech enabled by the internet is a force Iran fears. I don't think you can change Iran, but America needs to be real about what Iran stands for. Get America off this "to each his own" arbitrary truth crap. Let freedom ring. But i say to you, love your enemy.

Can we send Justin Beiber as his ambassador? (5, Funny)

Supp0rtLinux (594509) | about 5 months ago | (#47100427)

If we send the Beeb's in Zuck's place I think we could make everyone happy. Iran gets a white boy they can prosecute or just hold without cause for a really long time and the US no longer has to put up with his illegal actions or that noise he purports to call music. Considering there's a petition before the White House to have him deported back to the Canada anyway, I vote we offer this as an alternative.

Re:Can we send Justin Beiber as his ambassador? (4, Funny)

c (8461) | about 5 months ago | (#47100607)

Considering there's a petition before the White House to have him deported back to the Canada anyway, I vote we offer this as an alternative.

As a Canadian, I second this proposal.

Re:Can we send Justin Beiber as his ambassador? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 5 months ago | (#47100683)

Why not speak for all Canadians?

While we're at it, anybody have any objections sending Rob Ford as well?

Re:Can we send Justin Beiber as his ambassador? (3, Funny)

rwv (1636355) | about 5 months ago | (#47100779)

Rob Ford is a good source material for jokes. He should get some form of immunity.

Re:Can we send Justin Beiber as his ambassador? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 5 months ago | (#47100687)

Third, I'll even purchase the one-way ticket.

Re:Can we send Justin Beiber as his ambassador? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 5 months ago | (#47100689)

NO BACKSIES!!!

What he should tell them... (2)

MiniMike (234881) | about 5 months ago | (#47100447)

He should say that he'll fly over as soon as they send one of their Iranian stealth fighter jets [slashdot.org] to pick him up.

... nobody is talking about the privacy violations (5, Insightful)

damn_registrars (1103043) | about 5 months ago | (#47100457)

Interesting that none of the comments so far talk about the blatant privacy violations that facebook commits on a regular basis. Even more so, nobody talks about the fact that violating your privacy - or convincing you to willingly give up private information - is the very business model of facebook.

Say what you want about Iran, but they do have a point here. Will anyone listen to them? Probably not.

Re:... nobody is talking about the privacy violati (1)

Austerity Empowers (669817) | about 5 months ago | (#47100703)

You're right, when I upload pictures of my drunken escapades to a social networking site to an account tied to my real name, and my real friends and family, I really do expect that they will be held in the strictest confidence.

Re:... nobody is talking about the privacy violati (1)

Somebody Is Using My (985418) | about 5 months ago | (#47100715)

While I have no love for Facebook -or Zuckerberg - and its invasive policies, I have to wonder if Iran has any jurisdiction over Facebook anyway?

Does Facebook run any servers in Iran? Do they have any offices in Iran? Do they actively seek to bypass attempts by the Iranian government to block its citizens from accessing Facebook? And, if so, do they have any evidence that Zuckerberg himself is behind these heinous "crimes"?

The very fact that this judge is calling on Zuckerberg himself (and using inciteful language by calling him a "Zionist") rather than taking the Facebook.com to task reveals the true motivations of this summons. It has nothing to do with "privacy violations"; if Facebook.com's success was due to an awesome collection of cute kitty photos, the judge probably would have accused Zuckerberg of leading believers astray from the faith by distracting them with false idols or something.

There are many (many, many) problems with Facebook, Israel, the United States, etc. that need solving. However, the judge has no interest in opening discussion about these issues. This is just another obvious attempt by the Iranian political machine to inflame anti-American and anti-Semitic hatred.

Re:... nobody is talking about the privacy violati (1)

CrimsonAvenger (580665) | about 5 months ago | (#47100717)

or convincing you to willingly give up private information

You seem unaware that if you volunteer your private information to the interwebs, it becomes public.

IOW, if you don't like Facebook, don't use it. Noone is making you start a Facebook page (well, I should qualify that: noone has ever tried to force ME to make a Facebook page. Maybe I'm special, and the rest of you lot are held at gunpoint until you have your Facebook page set up).

with that kinda money (1)

tommyatomic (924744) | about 5 months ago | (#47100467)

He really could hire multiple private armies and stage an invasion just to make a token appearance @ their Kangaroo court. But inbetween the border crossing of his choice and the prosecutor's office there is likely thousands of iranian troops that are unlikely to surrender.

Zionist? (1)

sqorbit (3387991) | about 5 months ago | (#47100473)

Is he actually a Zionist or is Iran just jumping to a conclusion based on his heritage?

Re:Zionist? (1)

maroberts (15852) | about 5 months ago | (#47100541)

The news agency was probably jumping to a conclusion, not the judge. Like reporting over here, the press agency put their own spin on it.

Zuckerberg personally claims to be an atheist, which presumably is not really compatible with being a Zionist. In addition, it seems that he's not too popular in Israel [ynetnews.com] or with US Jews [huffingtonpost.com] either....

Apple should buy Iran (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 5 months ago | (#47100507)

And rename it iRan

Buh dum tss.

On the other hand.. (2)

Anonymous Meoward (665631) | about 5 months ago | (#47100521)

...they could ask for someone who would show up instead. What's Dennis Rodman up to these days?

A new humanitarian ward (1)

cryingpoet (472652) | about 5 months ago | (#47100539)

Being order by an Iranian judge to appear is akin to being nominated for a humanitarian award. I cannot image now proud I would be if asked to appear. Has anyone worked out some kind of award system for being asked to appear in foreign country or tried in absence for human rights work?

Did Iran run out of homosexuals to murder? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 5 months ago | (#47100575)

Or maybe women who dared to marry a Christian?

Deport Zuckerberg! (1)

Aero77 (1242364) | about 5 months ago | (#47100613)

Re:Deport Zuckerberg! (1)

maroberts (15852) | about 5 months ago | (#47100755)

Page removed or does not exist... I was so going to "like" it... :-)

Iran's Leadership (1)

MatthiasF (1853064) | about 5 months ago | (#47100675)

They have a "Committee for Determining Criminal Web Content"? Really?

Someone should send them a link to 4Chan and watch the entire committee's heads explode.

US Court issues summons for Mohammed (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 5 months ago | (#47100719)

As the religion based around this entity has been the seed from which too many terrorist organizations have grown, the US Judge has summoned Mohammed to appear before it to answer for the crimes against humanity perpetrated in his name.

If Mohammed should fail to appear, then it is will be considered a proven fact that Islam is a false religion, and all practitioners of the faith should be either converted to another fake (but less terroristic) religion, or executed on the spot to prevent future terrorist outbreaks.

No one from the law and order faction (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 5 months ago | (#47100777)

To say he should face the charges against him.

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