Tech Companies Hiding Depth of Cooperation with NSA Surveillance
The New American and others continue to comb through the leaked PowerPoint presentation explaining PRISM ‚ÄĒ the National Security Agency‚Äôs (NSA) program monitoring the Internet activity of millions of Americans.
Under PRISM, the NSA and the FBI are ‚Äútapping directly into the central servers of nine leading U.S. Internet companies, extracting audio, video, photographs, e-mails, documents, and connection logs that enable analysts to track a person's movements and contacts over time,‚ÄĚ as reported by the Washington Post.
As the investigation proceeds, it is becoming apparent that the level of collusion between the surveillance agency and the country‚Äôs largest tech companies appears much higher than representatives of those corporations would have customers believe.
As if that unconscionable cooperation wasn‚Äôt enough, stories in other outlets report that the federal government‚Äôs spying apparatus‚Äô...