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NSA mining your Internet data

2013-06-06 22:09:19.682786+00 by Dan Lyke 2 comments

Washington Post: U.S. intelligence mining data from nine U.S. Internet companies in broad secret program:

The technology companies, which participate knowingly in PRISM operations, include most of the dominant global players of Silicon Valley. They are listed on a roster that bears their logos in order of entry into the program: “Microsoft, Yahoo, Google, Facebook, PalTalk, AOL, Skype, YouTube, Apple.” PalTalk, although much smaller, has hosted significant traffic during the Arab Spring and in the ongoing Syrian civil war.

Dropbox, the cloud storage and synchronization service, is described as “coming soon.”

Remember that that Dropbox has lied to you before about data security.

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#Comment Re: made: 2013-06-06 22:56:47.599396+00 by: Dan Lyke

Glenn Greenwald in the Guardian: NSA taps in to internet giants' systems to mine user data, secret files reveal:

Although the presentation claims the program is run with the assistance of the companies, all those who responded to a Guardian request for comment on Thursday denied knowledge of any such program.

#Comment Re: made: 2013-06-07 01:49:53.763235+00 by: Dan Lyke

So the thing about the PRISM denials is: what have those same companies disclosed about national security letters?