At the beginning of June 2013, National Security Agency (NSA) computer network adminstrator Edward Snowden, dropped a bombshell. Snowden provided documentation to the Guardian newspaper that the NSA was not only collecting information on all telephone calls in the US, but also had made secret deals with Internet companies Microsoft, Apple, Google, Facebook, Yahoo, and others to acquire real-time user data (searches, emails, chat, clickstreams, etc).
The American Civil Liberties Union summarizes this alarming situation by saying:
“The NSA access is part of a previously undisclosed program called PRISM, which allows officials to collect material including search history, the content of emails, file transfers and live chats, the document says. Let’s put it plainly: It has been conclusively demonstrated that the government is spying on millions of Americans, without meaningful oversight, and without the assent of the very people — all of us — whom our government is supposed to represent.”
For some excellent background information on this issue visit the USA Today article from June 16, 2013: 3 NSA veterans speak out on whistle blower: We told you so.
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