Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 7th Jun 2013 11:40 UTC
Legal This story is getting bigger and bigger. Even though most Americans probably already knew, it is now official: the United States government, through its National Security Agency, is collecting the communications and data of all American citizens, and of non-Americans using American services, through a wide collaboration with the large companies in technology, like Apple, Google, Microsoft, Facebook, and so on. Interestingly enough, the NSA itself, as well as the US government, have repeatedly and firmly denied this massive spying on Americans and non-Americans took place at all.
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RE: Gag Orders
by gfg233 on Fri 7th Jun 2013 14:26 UTC in reply to "Gag Orders"
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Agreed, and this was always going to leak out. What's surprising about this is that it took 5 years to leak to the public despite so many companies being involved. You do wonder how many employees at Apple/Google/Facebook are involved and aware of it. Perhaps it just highlights once again American culture, how seriously employees take confidentiality agreements over there.

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