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NSA Receiving Data of Tens of Thousands of Internet Users

Sarah Lazare @ Common Dreams - Every six months, data from tens of thousands of accounts linked to Microsoft, Google, Facebook, Yahoo, and other cyber giants is turned over to the U.S. government at the behest of the secret FISA court.

This is according to information published Monday by tech companies as part of a deal reached with the U.S. Justice Department last week, in what is widely seen as a bid to show they had minimal complicity in the National Security Agency’s Prism spying program that has sparked public outrage.  Read more.


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