Tagged: NSA

Feds Threatened to Fine Yahoo $250K Daily for Not Complying With PRISM

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A secret and scrappy court battle that Yahoo launched to resist the NSA’s PRISM spy program came to an end in 2008 because the Feds threatened the internet giant with a massive $250,000 a day fine if it didn’t comply.
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The Next Big Thing You Missed: A Would-Be Dropbox Meant to Thwart the NSA

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BitTorrent was best known as an internet protocol that let people swap pirated movies and music at the expense of big Hollywood studios and record labels. But then came a Belarusian engineer named Konstantin Lissounov.  (more…)

Report: NSA Is Intercepting Traffic From Yahoo, Google Data Centers

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Not satisfied with the bulk data it collects through court orders from internet giants Google and Yahoo, the National Security Agency reportedly vacuumed up traffic from communication links between the companies’ data centers, according to documents leaked by Edward Snowden.  (more…)