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Washington Post: NSA and FBI Gain Direct Access from 9 Leading Internet Companies
/ June 7, 2013 1:32 pm

fbi-nsaThe Washington Post reports that the National Security Agency (NSA) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) are tapping straight into the central servers of nine top U.S. Internet companies, taking out audio and video conversations, images, e-mails, documents, and connection logs that allow analysts to monitor foreign targets, according to a top-secret document. The program, code-named PRISM, hasn’t been made public until now and may be the first of its kind. According to the document, NSA takes what it wants: “Collection directly from the servers of these U.S. Service Providers: Microsoft, Yahoo, Google, Facebook, PalTalk, AOL, Skype, YouTube, Apple.” The companies have denied providing access to their servers. Read more


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