THE TRUTH ABOUT NSA SPYING: The Feds Are Intercepting Your Internet Data, And Tech Giants Know It
Jun. 7, 2013
The Washington Post has backtracked on its claim that nine major tech firms ‘participate knowingly’ in the National Security Agency’s domestic surveillance program, Jon Russell of The Next Web reports.
But that doesn’t mean that the dragnet snooping didn’t happen, or that the tech heavyweights don’t know that the government can intercept their data.
On Thursday The Post and The Guardian reported on leaked NSA powerpoint slides that detail an eavesdropping program — dubbed PRISM — based on “legally-compelled collection” of extracting reams of data from Microsoft, Yahoo, Google, Facebook, PalTalk, YouTube, Skype, AOL and Apple with the “assistance of communications providers in the U.S.”