More Snowden Revelations: How NSA taps Yahoo & Google

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posted on Oct, 30 2013 @ 04:09 PM
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The National Security Agency has secretly broken into the main communications links that connect Yahoo and Google data centers around the world, according to documents obtained from former NSA contractor Edward Snowden and interviews with knowledgeable officials.

By tapping those links, the agency has positioned itself to collect at will from among hundreds of millions of user accounts, many of them belonging to Americans. The NSA does not keep everything it collects, but it keeps a lot.

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Rabbit hole becomes deeper and deeper with each day.



In this slide from a National Security Agency presentation on “Google Cloud Exploitation,” a sketch shows where the “Public Internet” meets the internal “Google Cloud” where user data resides. Two engineers with close ties to Google exploded in profanity when they saw the drawing.
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posted on Oct, 30 2013 @ 04:23 PM
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From the caption in the link: "Two engineers with close ties to Google exploded in profanity when they saw the drawing."


That actually explains a lot. I had my doubts when Google earlier denied having any active part in NSA data collection.

Don't get me wrong: I still consider Google thoroughly evil. But this wouldn't be the first time one evil organization was exploited by another....





 
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