Late yesterday, The Washington Post and The Guardian reported on the existence of a secret program where the National Security Agency (NSA) and the FBI were mining data from top U.S. tech companies. The program, known as PRISM, allows the government to access information from the servers of internet and social media companies like Google, Facebook, and Apple. Silicon Valley executives claim they did not know the NSA was granted direct access to their servers.
PRISM Scandal: NSA Program Searches Internet Servers
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Cindy Cohn, legal director for the Electronic Frontier Foundation
Robert O'Harrow, Investigative reporter at the Washington Post and author of "No Place to Hide"