NSA Mines Personal Data From Google, Apple, Others: Report

Law360, New York (June 6, 2013, 9:59 PM EDT) -- Just a day after revelations that the National Security Agency collects phone records of American citizens, reports emerged Thursday of a classified document bearing the names of nine top Internet companies, including Google Inc. and Apple Inc., from which the government obtains email, videos, photos and other personal data.

The NSA obtains the data through its so-called PRISM program, through which it tracks communications that takes place through U.S. companies, according to a highly confidential slideshow presentation obtained by the Washington Post.

The companies identified in...
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