Google, Facebook Knew About PRISM Spying, Officials Say

Law360, New York (March 19, 2014, 9:40 PM EDT) -- A panel of government officials on Wednesday shot back at efforts by service providers such as Google Inc. and Facebook Inc. to distance themselves from an Internet surveillance program that allows the National Security Agency to target foreign individuals, saying service providers were aware of its existence. 

During a hearing held by the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board to explore the government’s use of Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, board member James Dempsey questioned officials from the NSA, FBI, Office of the...
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