Feds tapping in via secret 'PRISM' program
(NEWSER) – Charges that we live in a surveillance state are about to get much louder. The Guardian and theWashington Post are separately reporting about a previously unknown program known as PRISM that gives the federal government direct access to the servers of all the big Internet companies, including Facebook, Google, Yahoo, Microsoft, and Apple. Members of the NSA and FBI use that access to collect information that includes search history, emails, live chats, file transfers, audio, video—pretty much everything is fair game, it seems. More:
- The uber-secret program began in 2007, and PRISM data has grown to become a vital part of the daily intelligence briefing given to the president, say the papers, which both obtained a secret 41-slide PowerPoint described by the Guardian as an intelligence training document.
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