We Pay, They Spy: NSA backs Silicon Valley with taxpayers’ money
August 24th, 2013
Google, Yahoo, Microsoft and Facebook – all of them received millions of taxpayer’s dollars from the NSA, in return for helping to illegally spy on unsuspecting web users. That’s according to the latest top secret files leaked to the media by Edward Snowden. It’s the first direct evidence of a financial relationship between web giants and the U.S. surveillance agency. RT’s Marina Portnaya reports.