NSA and GCHQ infiltrates links to data centers worldwide

Another story from the Washington Post on the sheer scale of joint NSA-GCHQ data mining across the planet, under the MUSCULAR program. The image below, I believe, is genuine. Note the smiley face 🙂

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The National Security Agency has secretly broken into the main communications links that connect Yahoo and Google data centers around the world, according to documents obtained from former NSA contractor Edward Snowden and interviews with knowledgeable officials.

By tapping those links, the agency has positioned itself to collect at will from among hundreds of millions of user accounts, many of them belonging to Americans. The NSA does not keep everything it collects, but it keeps a lot.

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