U.S. Agencies Said to Swap Data With Thousands of Firms

June 14th, 2013

Via: Bloomberg:

Thousands of technology, finance and manufacturing companies are working closely with U.S. national security agencies, providing sensitive information and in return receiving benefits that include access to classified intelligence, four people familiar with the process said.

These programs, whose participants are known as trusted partners, extend far beyond what was revealed by Edward Snowden, a computer technician who did work for the National Security Agency.

2 Responses to “U.S. Agencies Said to Swap Data With Thousands of Firms”

  1. Calm Says:

    For the past 5 years, I have been asking within Canadian forums about Canada’s competitiveness.

    How Canada is able to conduct business in a competitive way when every communication is being monitored by our largest competitor?

    I belive that the foreign intrusions tied to this surveillance is about economic espiionage.

    If you view the map at the Guardian, do yuh think it is coincidence that it was Germany (the largest economic center in Europe) which was the “Hot Spot” of the world for this surveillance, even moreso than the middle east?


  2. dale Says:

    …effectively mining human resources.

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