Thanks to Edward Snowden, we’ve learned a lot about the dark wings of our secret government:
- The NSA operates a vast phone data collection program that scoops up sensitive metadata about all cellphone calls placed in the United States.
- With the help of partners around the world, the NSA taps major internet cables and collects vast amounts of “upstream” information.
- The agency also collects a lot of “downstream” information through programs like PRISM that efficiently transfer data from major technology companies to law enforcement.
- The NSA has secretly infiltrated the networks of tech giants like Google and Yahoo :^)
- The US government makes the shittiest presentations in the world.