Tech giants condemn US spying program PRISM, deny giving authorities back door

Some of the world’s biggest internet giants have condemned online spying and the PRISM surveillance program run by the US’s National Security Agency (NSA).

This week, The Guardian newspaper revealed details of the PRISM program, while The Washingston Post claimed federal authorities have access to the central servers of many technology companies including Google, Facebook, Apple, AOL, Skype (Microsoft), PalTalk and YouTube (Google).

In a number of similarly worded statements the technology companies responded denying US government agencies had direct access to its servers and data.

The bosses of Google and Facebook denied having ever heard of the PRISM program before the Washington Post report — via

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