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The Government is Reading Emails Directly From Google, Facebook, Yahoo & Microsoft Server

A top secret government program, code-named PRISM, exposed that the government is directly tapping into the servers of Google, Facebook, Microsoft and Yahoo, among other technology companies, and reading emails, documents, audio and video chats, and other private communications, in a move to spy on terrorists. The companies deny that the government has such direct access, claiming that they only give out data when they are required to do so by law enforcement and respond on a case-by-case basis. The Guardian and The Washington Post broke the story this week after they obtained slides from a training presentation for the program which is given to senior intelligence analysts. 

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