US internet company refused to participate in NSA surveillance, documents reveal

US internet company refused to participate in NSA surveillance, documents revealZDNet ^ | 14 June 2017 1:25 PDT | Zach Whittaker Posted on 6/19/2017, 2:49:07 AM by blueplumThe company, which wasn’t named, quietly pushed back in the government’s secret court against the National Security Agency’s surveillance program, but ultimately failed.{snip}….All of the documents relate to the government’s use of the so-called Section 702 statute, named after its place in the law books, a provision of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act. The statute authorizes the collection of data on foreign persons overseas who use US tech and telecoms services.The law is widely known in national security circles as forming the legal basis authorizing the so-called PRISM surveillance program, which reportedly taps data from nine tech titans including Apple, Facebook, Google, Microsoft, and others. It also permits “upstream” collection from the internet fiber backbones of the internet.(Excerpt) Read more at zdnet.com …

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