After on Thursday was shown that the administration of President Barack Obama and the U.S. Secret Service wiretapped millions of Americans over the past seven years, the scandal of “spy games” of the government continues in full force, wrote the American media.
Government of the United States collected and monitored the personal data of Internet users from 9 U.S. Internet companies – Microsoft, Yahoo, Google, Facebook, PalTalk, AOL, Skype, YouTube, Apple. This was done in the secret operation PRISM of the National Security Agency and the Federal Bureau of Investigation of the U.S., writes Reuters.
However, some companies say they do not know of such a contract and that they have not provided information on their servers to the government.
Google issued a statement that “Sometimes people say that our company has created a” backdoor “to the government to our systems, but Google does not have a” back door “of where the government has access to users’ personal information.”
Unlike the tracking of phones in which telecommunications companies have been forced to hand over records PRISM program allows special services are free to seek information and to collect data on Internet users.
PRISM also gives the government access to the contents of bank accounts and social networking profiles while telephone program provides data only for the time and place of the call, but not the content.
Newspaper “Washington Post” and “The Guardian” published a presentation of documents from a former U.S. intelligence, which describes the partnership between the intelligence agency and Internet companies.