(Community Matters) Our government is indeed mining all digital content from all 9 major internet carriers, that’s access to emails, photos, video, google docs, dropbox content . . . I’m a bit overwhelmed and have to think more about it.
The National Security Agency and the FBI are tapping directly into the central servers of nine leading U.S. Internet companies, extracting audio, video, photographs, e-mails, documents and connection logs that enable analysts to track a person’s movements and contacts over time.
The highly classified program, code-named PRISM, has not been disclosed publicly before. Its establishment in 2007 and six years of exponential growth took place beneath the surface of a roiling debate over the boundaries of surveillance and privacy.