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Facebook's former chief security officer compares company to 'The Matrix.' Whoa.

Submitted by Mashable on March 14, 2019 - 2:44pm


A system designed to keep us docile while extracting value from every aspect of our dulled existence is both an extremely rough plot summary of the 1999 film The Matrix and a description of Facebook.  

Just ask the company's former chief security officer, Alex Stamos, who in a Twitter thread detailing a possible cause of Facebook's March 13 mega outage managed to draw a pretty clear line between his one-time employer's social media platform and the machine-run simulation of The Matrix films. That's right, in Stamos's thread, Facebook plays the part of AI villain. 

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