Three Leaks, Three Weeks, and What We've Learned About the US Government's Other Spying Authority: Executive Order 12333

Jaycox, Mark M.
Date Written:  2013-11-03
Publisher:  Electronic Frontier Foundation
Year Published:  2013
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX15277

The National Security Agency has been siphoning off data from the links between Yahoo and Google data centers, which include the fiber optic connections between company servers at various points around the world. While the user may have an encrypted connection to the website, the internal data flows were not encrypted and allowed the NSA to obtain millions of records each month, including both metadata and content like audio, video and text.

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