We Pay, They Spy: NSA backs Silicon Valley with taxpayers’ money

Saturday, August 24, 2013
By Paul Martin

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.

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