President Obama’s repeated comments that “there is no spying on Americans” and that “we don’t have a domestic spying program,” as he told Jay Leno, were contradicted by two revelations at the end of last week.
Verizon handed over data to the NSA. Why don't Google or Facebook?
Verizon may not have been able to fight a secret Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court order, revealed last night by the Guardian, to hand over subscribers’ call data to the National Security Agency. But over the past decade, the phone company—and its competitors—haven’t tried very hard to resist such government surveillance.