NSA Paid Google, Facebook For Spying Program Costs

Law360, New York (August 23, 2013, 6:28 PM ET) -- The National Security Agency reimbursed Google Inc., Facebook Inc. and other online giants for the millions of dollars they spent complying with government surveillance requests in the wake of a 2011 secret court ruling that found some NSA data collection efforts to be unconstitutional, according to leaked documents published Friday.

A top-secret NSA newsletter entry provided to the Guardian by former government contractor Edward Snowden shows that Google, Facebook and other companies that have been named as participants in the government's Internet surveillance program known as...
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