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  • NSA Documents Suggest a Close Working Relationship Between NSA, U.S. Companies
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    by Jeff Larson and Julia Angwin
    Newly disclosed National Security Agency documents suggest a closer relationship between American companies and the spy agency than has been previously disclosed.
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    The documents, published last week by The Intercept, describe “contractual relationships” between the NSA and U.S. companies, as well as the fact that the NSA has “under cover” spies working at or with some U.S. companies.
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    While not conclusive, the material includes some clear suggestions that at least some American companies are quite willing to help the agency conduct its massive surveillance programs.
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    The precise role of U.S. companies in the NSA’s global surveillance operations remains unclear. Documents obtained by Edward Snowden and published by various news organizations show that companies have turned over their customers’ email, phone calling records and other data under court orders. But the level of cooperation beyond those court orders has been an open question, with several leading companies, such as Apple, Google, Microsoft and Facebook, asserting that they only turn over customer information that is “targeted and specific” in response to legal demands.

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  • TOUR DE FRANCE: 2015 Tour de France to start from the Netherlands

    0 Next year’s Tour will commence from the Dutch city of Utrecht, making it the 21st overseas start in Tour history. This was announced by Tour de France director Christian Prudhomme who unveiled next year’s route in Paris on Wednesday. The 2015 Tour de France route was unveiled in Paris on Wednesday REUTERS/Benoit Tessier Standard [...]

  • TOUR DE FRANCE: 2015 Tour de France to start from the Netherlands

    0 Next year’s Tour will commence from the Dutch city of Utrecht, making it the 21st overseas start in Tour history. This was announced by Tour de France director Christian Prudhomme who unveiled next year’s route in Paris on Wednesday. The 2015 Tour de France route was unveiled in Paris on Wednesday REUTERS/Benoit Tessier Standard [...]

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