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NSA broke into Google, Yahoo data centre links - report

Friday 1 November 2013 | 08:55 CET | News
The US National Security Agency (NSA) secretly broke into the main communications links connecting data centres operated by Yahoo and Google and was then able to collect at will from accounts, the Washington Post reported, citing documents provided by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden. The NSA's acquisitions directorate sends millions of records every day from internal Yahoo and Google networks to data warehouses at the agency's headquarters at Fort Meade, Maryland. In the preceding 30 days, as stated in a document, field collectors processed and sent back 181 million new records,

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