NSA, FBI mining data directly from 9 tech giants

This is far more serious than the NSA phone records flap and as a political matter, Capitol Hill is going to explode this morning in outrage. A program that taps directly into the servers of 9 of the largetst tech companies in order to retrieve data like emails, phone calls, chats, browsing history, pictures, audio - anything you might use the internet for - has been revealed by the Washington Post this morning. The extent of the intrusion is incredible. For a technical rundown on what the NSA and FBI were up to, this Wired blog post explains it pretty clearly. Washington Post: The National Security Agency and the FBI are tapping directly into the central servers of nine leading U.S. Internet companies, extracting audio and video chats, photographs, e-mails, documents, and connection logs that enable analysts to track foreign targets, according to a top-secret document obtained by The Washington Post. The program, code-named PRISM, has not been made public until now. It...(Read Full Post)