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The US government reportedly demanding that major Internet companies -- -- -- users stored passwords.
Checking the bottom of this one with Elizabeth MacDonald.
This could represent an escalation in government surveillance technique that has not previously been disclosed yet and right.
And this is -- to a CNET report NASA this report is thin on.
NSA -- -- Snowdon has painted.
Telling the story about that prison program.
Now the -- of the companies involved here are strenuously denying that they're giving overpass risk is that -- -- their business but I about companies like Google FaceBook and Microsoft.
Possibly Yahoo! as well -- FBI's also took declining comment.
But this is sure to -- -- eyebrows in Washington DC at a time when a growing number of senators are saying hey wait a second what is going on with all the surveillance we've got Democrat US senator Ron Wyden of Oregon saying just that he's worried about the limitless powers other surveillance that programs going on in the US government here senator Wyden.
When the American people find out how their government has interpreted the Patriot Act.
They are going to be stunned.
And they are going to be angry.
From my position on the Senate Intelligence Committee.
I had seen government activities conducted under the umbrella.
Of the Patriot Act.
That I knew would astonish you most of our people.
That's senator Wyden made those comments that advance about a vote in congress that basically did support and it is allowing.
The US government to do what's called data mining of phone records.
But the fact that this CNET report is coming up now and by the way we don't know when these passwords could have been given over.
Our attempts to give -- passwords to get passwords from these companies.
And what information has been given -- again the reports -- really thing is really thin on details.
But this comes at a time when governments overseas including governments in China and India are asking these companies to give the algorithms to pass first because they need to want to do their surveillance for their own government.
We get a tech companies when that original big spying scandal broke out all the big tech has to it's it's not true it's not true.
When clearly the government getting millions of records so they're saying again it's not true and yet I don't know whether believable.
Yet that's exactly right so this could be a developing story Dennison -- that we could see on a roll throughout the coming months.
And it again if the governor is getting access to passwords.
That is a huge deal because somebody can go win and we did make like -- -- you -- a new -- -- that's the danger here as well so we're going to be tracking this developing story as it unfolds and quickly any comments from the company there's -- strenuously denying it saying athlete and so -- the government the FBI's 910.
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