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Cash Cow: US taxpayers support telecom data shopping spree

Snowden's leaks have uncovered not only the US government's unwarranted surveillance - but also the extent internet and telecom giants have helped them do it. They're accused of using the chance to cash in on taxpayers who are stumping up the cash. Snowden's latest leak particularly highlights Microsoft. The computer firm allegedly installed backdoor access to its services - exclusively for government surveillance. If that's the case - Microsoft's denial that it handed over data would still be true, because the government wouldn't even need to ask. Ray McGovern, a retired CIA officer, says this perfectly highlights the problem.

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