Apple, Google, Yahoo and Microsoft have denied participating in the controversial government program. When will one of their employees say otherwise?
By Ryan Bradley, senior editor
FORTUNE -- Thursday night, after the Guardian broke news of Verizon's involvement in a massive domestic spying operation by the National Security Agency, the Washington Post and the Guardian both revealed the existence of a program called PRISM -- a means by which the government gained access MOREJun 7, 2013 11:51 AM ET
So do Microsoft, Google, Yahoo! and Facebook.
FORTUNE -- Apple (AAPL) was one of nine U.S. companies scrambling Friday to distance themselves from reports that they had handed the keys to their server farms to government spies.
The Washington Post reported Thursday that the National Security Agency -- a U.S. intelligence agency so secretive that for many years even its name was a secret -- had been, according to slides promoting its MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Jun 7, 2013 9:53 AM ET
Thanks to a Freedom of Information Act release, you can search like a spy.
FORTUNE -- The National Security Agency has declassified its training manual for using common search engines as a research tool.
Written by Robyn Winder and Charlie Speight and published in 2007 by the NSA's Center for Digital Content, Untangling the Web: An Introduction to Internet Research is a 643-page long introduction to everything from the very basics of MOREMatt Vella - May 9, 2013 10:57 AM ET
Though not confirmed by either organization, the mere mention of the two entities in the same sentence will have many privacy watchdogs on high alert.
The Washington Post is reporting that Google has enlisted the NSA to help secure their sensitive data. In the wake of the Chinese hacker break-in, tensions are high at Google and other high tech firms that cyber attacks could compromise sensitive trade secrets.
Under an agreement that is still MORESeth Weintraub - Feb 2, 2010 11:01 AM ET
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