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As the legal foundation supporting the fed’s immense expansion of domestic surveillance finally becomes public – one piece at a time – it is clear that the government won corporate cooperation by reason of force – not force of reason. “The U.S. government threatened to fine Yahoo $250,000 a day in 2008 if it failed to comply with a broad demand for user data that the company believed was unconstitutional, according to court documents unsealed Thursday that illuminate how federal officials forced American tech companies to participate in the NSA’s controversial Prism program.”

 Posted by at 4:33 pm on September 11, 2014