“These denials of the report all seem oddly similar, with Facebook chiming in most recently to also say it hasn’t heard of PRISM,” Kelly writes.
• They aren’t accessing our servers directly
• We have never heard of PRISM
• We want more transparency
“We appreciate that these companies want transparency. They, like us, are probably bruised to be included in a data collection program like this,” Kelly writes. “But it’s important to realize that these statements don’t prove or disprove their involvement in a wider program like PRISM.”
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MacDailyNews Take: We haven’t seen this much ass-covering since Mike Daisey got fitted for new jeans.
(bah dum chhhh!)
Google’s Larry Page on government eavesdropping: ‘We had not heard of a program called PRISM until yesterday’ – June 7, 2013
Seecrypt app lets iPhone, Android users keep voice calls, text messages away from carriers, government eyes and ears – June 7, 2013
Obama administration defends PRISM data-collection as legal anti-terrorism tool – June 7, 2013
Facebook, Google, Yahoo join Apple in sort-of denying PRISM involvement – June 7, 2013
Report: Intelligence program gives U.S. government direct access to customer data on Apple servers; Apple denies – June 6, 2013