Prism, the largest U.S. spy program in the history of the Internet




Prism, the largest U.S. spy program in the history of the Internet
NSA Phone Records

Revealed the Guardian newspaper today and leaked document from the agency U.S. national security NSA talk about the project spy huge could American intelligence access to systems major Internet companies and including Microsoft, Google and Facebook and bring any information you need for any user of these companies and without any obstacles.

Document obtained by the Guardian, a presentation program PowerPoint slide consisting of 41 is classified as a deep secret and seems to be used for the training of intelligence agents on the potential of this system. The newspaper also has to check the authenticity of this document, which dates back to the month of April of the current year 2013.

The project is a program called Prism PRISM and downloaded on corporate systems, this software can intelligence services to obtain all the information owned by Internet companies (from the date of the talks, pictures, names and files sent, voice calls and video, etc.) and until the time the user logs on, he left and immediately (Realtime).

The project began in 2007 and in total secrecy, and the first part it was Microsoft Corporation since its inception in December of that year, then Haktha Yahoo in 2008, then Google and Facebook and tuk in 2009, then YouTube in 2010 and Skype and AOL in 2011 and in the end Apple in 2012. And the project continues to expand to include other companies, including Drop Box according to the document.

It is clear that the project covered most networking sites and e-mail address on the Internet is what raises the concern of users significantly even take it (the biggest scandal in the history of the Internet.)

Most companies that Guardian has corresponded about this project denied knowledge of the existence of such a government program or even heard his name before. And what is most controversy is that this program can and intelligence agencies to get the information you want without a warrant or official permission and without the need for permission from the companies participating in the project, which is a major breach of privacy.
PRISM slide crop

The site also Business Insider published the responses obtained from both Apple and Google, Facebook and Microsoft, as all responses denied know-how about the project or anything similar, Apple’s response was as follows:

Never heard from the PRISM project. We do not give any of the government agencies direct access to our servers, and any government agent wants to get personal information it must possess a note from the court.

As well as Facebook’s response was as follows:

We do not give any governmental organizations direct access to the Facebook servers. When Facebook question about any of the personal information to any user, We carefully to ensure that the application is compatible with all existing laws, and provide only the information specified in the request.

As Google’s response was directed to the site AllThingsD, was as follows:

Google gives superior attention to the security of our users’ data. We provide data on government according to the law, and we review each application carefully. From time to time people say that we have the work of the ‘back door’ to the government in our systems, but Google does not have the ‘back door’ to the government could have access to users’ personal data.

Finally, the spokesperson said Microsoft, including the following:

We provide user data to governments only when you get a legal request to do so, and not on a voluntary basis. In addition to that we only respond to requests relating to the accounts or specific parties. If the government’s a voluntary national security program for the collection of large data users we do not share it.

Related Topics:

Drop Box
And the National Security Agency


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