U.S. intelligence mining data

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, video, photographs, e-mails, documents and connection logs that enable analysts to track a person’s movements and contacts over time.

This program, code-named PRISM, has not been disclosed publicly before. Take a second and check out the slide briefing that was leaked on the details of the program.

The slides go on to name Microsoft, Yahoo, Google, Facebook, PalTalk, AOL, Skype, YouTube & Apple as co-operating technology companies. Those companies of course, are mostly denying any involvement in the program.

I wish I could say I’m shocked about this, but I’m not. Horrified? Yes. Shocked? No.

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