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NSA Has Access to Major Internet Companies' Servers, Thanks to Covert PRISM Program [UPDATE]

NSA Has Access to Major Internet Companies' Servers, Thanks to Covert PRISM Program [UPDATE]

Adriana Lee

The public is already reeling from the revelation that the National Security Agency, sanctioned by the White House, is covertly grabbing millions of Verizon customers' call data. But if that's not unsettling enough, there's even more evidence piling up now that we're living in a much deeper surveillance state than most people realized. The Guardian and The Washington Post both reported...

White House Defends NSA, Says Collecting Verizon Call Data Is Matter of National Security

White House Defends NSA, Says Collecting Verizon Call Data Is Matter of National Security

Adriana Lee

Earlier The Guardian broke the startling news that the National Security Administration has been secretly collecting phone records for every call on the Verizon network. With tens of millions of people's data at stake, this is the broadest surveillance initiative ever brought to light. Initially, none of the government officials had any comment on this, but now the White House has...

India Rolls Out Surveillance System To Monitor Citizens' Calls, E-mails and Web Activity

India Rolls Out Surveillance System To Monitor Citizens' Calls, E-mails and Web Activity

Adriana Lee

Tech users may be more blasé than ever about privacy matters and tracking features, but even the most indifferent might feel ill at ease if they lived in India. The country, which is responsible for much of the talent that has become modern technology's lifeblood, has quietly been rolling out a surveillance system that tracks its citizens' online activity, texts and phone calls. That's...