TODAY   |  March 14, 2014

Mark Zuckerberg calls Obama after NSA report

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg called President Obama on Wednesday after a report surfaced that the NSA allegedly posed as a Facebook server and injected malicious software into targets’ computers. Carson Daly reports from the Orange Room.

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>>> meantime, facebook ceo mark zuckerberg making news this morning. carson is here with us.

>> the nsa, they've been in the news a lot lately over security issues and mark zuckerberg right in the middle of it. we'll tell you what we know at this hour. he actually picked up the phone and called president obama on wednesday night, said, hey, i just read a report that said the nsa has been serving as facebook servers, dropping in malicious software. what's going on with that. he posted this in his status whereupon date. when our engineers work tirelessly to improve security, we imagine we're protecting you against criminals, not our government. the u.s. government should be the champion for the internet, not a threat. of course, nsa quick to respond. nsa does not use the technical personalities to target websites, without appropriate legal authority . you have people out there kind of seeing both sides. sam writes, thanks for taking the lead with your public stance. a call to action for all of us to walk the walk, not just talk the talk. it's cute when facebook says they're concerned about your privacy. so, that is what's happening here. any thoughts?

>> i'm impressed he's got the president's number.

>> how did he get that number? i think there's going to be a lot of debate over this. there's no question about it. the line that has to be drawn and facebook bringing it to our attention.

>> they expect the nsa to just kind of deny.

>> i think that last comment speaks to a lot of feelings towards facebook . people think they have some issues protecting their privacy on their side.

>> thanks so much.

>>> coming up, the defense highlighting