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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Look elsewhere
by Treza on Fri 7th Jun 2013 19:45 UTC
Treza
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2006-01-11

For me, there is nothing new, of course the NSA is monitoring everything, of course, for any intelligence agency the huge amount of personal information stored by Google, Facebook and others is too tempting to resist.

It is not probably the worst evil.

Another really worrying part is the employees of these companies, some of them have nearly unlimited access to that information.
History of espionage is full of stories about simple employees bribed, threatened or 'convinced' to provide information to all sort of questionable organizations and governments.

I hope that all the people working at FaceBook have no privacy for the FBI. Actually, they don't deserve any for what they are doing.

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