PRISM

National Intelligence chief slams PRISM reports for dangerous “inaccuracies”

National Intelligence chief slams PRISM reports for dangerous “inaccuracies”

US Director of National Intelligence James R. Clapper has dismissed reports of NSA PRISM spying as containing "numerous inaccuracies", accusing whistleblowers of putting security at risk simply by talking about surveillance practices. "Discussing programs like this publicly will have an impact on the behavior of our adversaries" Clapper said in a statement, "and make it more difficult for us to understand their intentions." The security chief's comments come after broad accusations that Google, Apple, Facebook, and others have all participated in the clandestine NSA monitoring program, claims they have all vehemently denied.

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NSA and FBI reportedly pulling data directly from Google, Microsoft and more [UPDATE]

NSA and FBI reportedly pulling data directly from Google, Microsoft and more [UPDATE]

Yesterday, it was revealed that a secret court order initiated by the FBI strong-armed Verizon into handing over detailed phone records of millions of US consumers to the NSA. Such an action made it obvious that other activities of a similar nature are likely taking place, something confirmed today by The Washington Post, which says it has acquired a "top-secret document" showing the NSA and FBI pulling detailed content from central servers of nine major US companies.

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