Financial Relationships Revealed: NSA Paid Millions to Google, Yahoo, Facebook, Microsoft for PRISM Compliance
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Stephen Cook: OK, here we go…a new round of increasingly-damaging revelations about the NSA’s secret surveillance program PRISM – this time showing the existence of financial relationships with the major global online and social media providers. Unsurprisingly, they were all compliant – in sharing our private conversations, information, emails, data and more – for top dollar.
• Top-secret files show first evidence of financial relationship • Prism companies include Google and Yahoo, says NSA • Costs were incurred after 2011 FISA court ruling
By Ewen MacAskill in New York, The Guardian – August 23, 2013
The material provides the first evidence of a financial relationship between the tech companies and the NSA.
The National Security Agency paid millions of dollars to cover the costs of major internet companies involved in the Prism surveillance program after a court ruled that some of the agency’s activities were unconstitutional, according to top-secret material passed to the Guardian. Read the rest of this entry