The American Stasi is tapping directly into US internet companies servers. PRISM is just a small part of NSA surveillance, aided and abetted by a compliant Silicon Valley.
WaPo: US, Brits tap directly into US internet companies
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.
Equally unusual is the way the NSA extracts what it wants, according to the document: “Collection directly from the servers of these U.S. Service Providers: Microsoft, Yahoo, Google, Facebook, PalTalk, AOL, Skype, YouTube, Apple.”
AP: PRISM is a small part of much bigger surveillance
Interviews with more than a dozen current and former government and technology officials and outside experts show that, while Prism has attracted the recent attention, the program actually is a relatively small part of a much more expansive and intrusive eavesdropping effort.
Prism: now we’re seeing the dark side of Silicon Valley and its authoritarian geeks