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[liberationtech] NSA has direct access to tech giants' systems for user data, secret ppt reveals

Eugen Leitl eugen at
Fri Jun 7 05:00:17 PDT 2013

On Fri, Jun 07, 2013 at 12:32:10PM +1200, Andrew Lewis wrote:

> PRISM isn't really even that illegal, as long as they discard communications considered to be "American". 

So, as long as every TLA world wide does, and they all share the information,
everything is all right? Not so fast.

> The NSA has been listening to radio signals from all over the world for years, from military bases strategically positioned to pickup radio signals of interest, amongst other types of communication data. This is really just the extension of similar ideas, to a new form of communications, the novel part of the whole thing is that it leverages the fact that so many tech companies are located in the US and that a ton of the internet backbone is run through America.

Why does the NSA operate these dedicated fiber splice subs, you think?

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