The Guardian revealed more top-secret documents alleging that both Skype and Microsoft cooperated with U.S. spy agencies to give away the content of email and video chats. Though it’s unclear whether the collection of this data was indiscriminate or targeted at specific subjects, the language of the documents indicate that the NSA may not have needed an individual warrant for each request.
« Collaborative teamwork was the key to the successful addition of another provider to the Prism system, » the documents read. « This success is the result of the FBI working for many months with Microsoft to get this tasking and collection solution established. »
The NSA reportedly had access to pre-encrypted data, « For Prism collection against Hotmail, Live, and Outlook.com emails will be unaffected because Prism collects this data prior to encryption. »
The agents were also quite happy with Skype’s wiretap call quality, « Feedback indicated that a collected Skype call was…
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