“In the months and early years after 9/11, FBI agents began showing up at Microsoft Corp. more frequently than before, armed with court orders demanding information on customers.
Around the world, government spies and eavesdroppers were tracking the email and Internet addresses used by suspected terrorists. Often, those trails led to the world’s largest software company and, at the time, largest email provider.”*
We know PRISM is a program used by the NSA to spy on Americans, data-mining and holding onto potentially damning data. But to what extent was this system taken? We have a more-complete take on the story now, and the present has never seemed more like 1984. Cenk Uygur breaks it down.
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