The US National Security Agency and Federal Bureau of Investigation have been harvesting data such as audio, video, photographs, emails, and documents from the internal servers of nine major technology companies, according to a leaked 41-slide security presentation obtained by The Washington Post and The Guardian. According to The Washington Post, the program’s slides were provided by a “career intelligence officer” that had “firsthand experience with these systems, and horror at their capabilities,” and wished to expose the programs “gross intrusion on privacy.”
The program, codenamed PRISM, is considered highly classified and has never been made public before. The list of companies involved are the who’s who of Silicon Valley: Microsoft, Yahoo, Google, Facebook, PalTalk, AOL, Skype, YouTube, and Apple. Dropbox, though not yet an official part of the program, is said to be joining it soon. These companies have all willingly participated in the program, says the Post.
ntrcsr7 note – Apple says it never heard of a clandestine program codenamed PRISM, and president Obama says no one is listening to your phone calls. Here is yet another scandal on the Obama administration. Someone here is not telling the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth. Gee, I wonder who it might be?