Leaked Document Reveals Government Paid Millions to PRISM Participants
Government offered millions to tech companies in exchange for unlimited consumer data access
August 23, 2013
As recently as this past June, nine U.S. tech companies denied their involvement and/or participation in the National Security Agency’s (NSA) data-mining program, known as PRISM.
Tech Crunch reported that Google, Apple, Facebook, Dropbox, Microsoft, Paltalk, AOL and Yahoo have all “categorically denied” their participation in the tyrannical NSA program.
According to a new RT report, documents leaked to the Guardian newspaper revealed that not only did some of the tech companies participate, but they were paid millions to do so.
On Friday the Guardian published “new documentation attributed to former intelligence contractor Edward Snowden in which it’s suggested that the US National Security Agency spent millions of dollars making sure the biggest names on the Internet were kept compliant with an international surveillance program disclosed by the leaker earlier this year,” reported RT.
The exposed material suggests the NSA spent millions “ensuring Google, Yahoo, Microsoft and Facebook were able to share information sent over the Web with the federal government.