U.S. security agencies ‘swap data with thousands of tech, finance and manufacturing firms under secret agreements’
- U.S intelligence organizations including the NSA, CIA and FBI ‘have secret agreements with companies including Microsoft and McAfee’
- Companies ‘believe they are helping to protect the nation’
- In return for their help, ‘firms are lavished with gratitude and attention’
By Lydia Warren
PUBLISHED: 11:09 EST, 14 June 2013 | UPDATED: 12:44 EST, 14 June 2013
Thousands of tech, finance, and manufacturing companies have secret agreements with U.S. security agencies to swap sensitive data in return for classified intelligence, sources have claimed.
U.S. intelligence organizations, including the NSA, CIA and FBI and branches of the U.S. military, call the firms ‘trusted partners’, sources told Bloomberg. The sources either worked for the government or for the companies.
A former NSA employee said the programs are far greater than what was uncovered by whistleblower Edward…
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