Tech Companies Hiding Depth of Cooperation with NSA Surveillance
The New American and others continue to comb through the leaked PowerPoint presentation explaining PRISM â€” the National Security Agencyâ€™s (NSA) program monitoring the Internet activity of millions of Americans.
Under PRISM, the NSA and the FBI are â€śtapping 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,â€ť 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 countryâ€™s largest tech companies appears much higher than representatives of those corporations would have customers believe.
As if that unconscionable cooperation wasnâ€™t enough, stories in other outlets report that the federal governmentâ€™s spying apparatusâ€™...