No wonder they’re after the whistleblowers. Each new leak further proves government/corporate criminality and lies with documented evidence. It wouldn’t be too much of a stretch to imagine NSA agents working for tech companies, just like how the CIA infiltrated news media in the Operation Mockingbird campaign.
Via The Guardian:
The disclosure that taxpayers’ money was used to cover the companies’ compliance costs raises new questions over the relationship between Silicon Valley and the NSA. Since the existence of the program was first revealed by the Guardian and the Washington Post on June 6, the companies have repeatedly denied all knowledge of it and insisted they only hand over user data in response to specific legal requests from the authorities.
Read the full story here: http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/aug/23/nsa-prism-costs-tech-companies-paid
To be fair Obama, like all modern presidents, are just the salespeople for institutions committing such crimes against American citizens and the world.