Major Tech Firms Are Denying That They Gave The NSA And The FBI Access To Their Servers

Documents: U.S. Mining Data From 9 Leading Internet Firms; Companies Deny Knowledge -- Washington Post

The National Security Agency and the FBI are tapping directly into the central servers of nine leading U.S. Internet companies, extracting audio and video chats, photographs, e-mails, documents, and connection logs that enable analysts to track foreign targets, according to a top-secret document obtained by The Washington Post.

The program, code-named PRISM, has not been made public until now. It may be the first of its kind. The NSA prides itself on stealing secrets and breaking codes, and it is accustomed to corporate partnerships that help it divert data traffic or sidestep barriers. But there has never been a Google or Facebook before, and it is unlikely that there are richer troves of valuable intelligence than the ones in Silicon Valley.

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My Comment: What's my take .... there is a lot happening here, and the denials from these tech companies is not satisfying those who are paying attention.

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