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Marketplace Tech for Friday, June 7, 2013
Jun 7, 2013

Marketplace Tech for Friday, June 7, 2013

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Surveillance of Americans by the National Security Agency and the FBI apparently goes beyond phone records. The Washington Post is reporting that these federal government agencies are also tapping the servers of nine large U.S. tech companies. And what the government learns from that data is being delivered to the president on an increasingly regular basis. It's part of a large scale secret program called PRISM -- the logo of which, incidentally, may look familiar.

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NSA Internet surveillance confirms privacy concerns

Jun 7, 2013
The National Security agency is tapping the servers of nine large U.S. tech companies, including Google, Apple, Yahoo, and Facebook, according to new reports.

Text vs. phone data: Which is more valuable to the government?

Jun 7, 2013
Government tracking of Verizon telephone records raises the question of just how valuable phone information really is. Would it be more useful to track text message records?

Is your computer part of a botnet? It's hard to tell

Jun 7, 2013
Microsoft worked with law enforcement this week to shutdown a massive network of computers being used by criminals called a botnet. What is a botnet? And could you be part of one?

Surveillance of Americans by the National Security Agency and the FBI apparently goes beyond phone records. The Washington Post is reporting that these federal government agencies are also tapping the servers of nine large U.S. tech companies. And what the government learns from that data is being delivered to the president on an increasingly regular basis. It’s part of a large scale secret program called PRISM — the logo of which, incidentally, may look familiar.

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