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Obama corruption spreads like a cancer

It turns out all those tech companies denying they'd ever heard of something like the PRISM program were lying through their teeth, just like Barack Obama does.  I thought all those highly specific denials about giving the government "direct access to servers" or creating "back doors" were fishy.  

Sure enough, by Friday evening the New York Times had them all walking back Friday morning's passionate denials and "conceding" they were in on it.

“The U.S. government does not have direct access or a ‘back door’ to the information stored in our data centers,” Google’s chief executive, Larry Page, and its chief legal officer, David Drummond, said in a statement on Friday. “We provide user data to governments only in accordance with the law.”

Statements from Microsoft, Yahoo, Facebook, Apple, AOL and Paltalk made the same distinction.

But instead of adding a back door to their servers, the companies were essentially asked to erect a locked mailbox and give the government the key, people briefed on the negotiations said. Facebook, for instance, built such a system for requesting and sharing the information, they said.

The data shared in these ways, the people said, is shared after company lawyers have reviewed the FISA request according to company practice. It is not sent automatically or in bulk, and the government does not have full access to company servers. Instead, they said, it is a more secure and efficient way to hand over the data.

So, just like the President who told you'd be able to keep your health care plan if you liked it, unemployment would drop below five percent if we gave him a trillion bucks to ladle out to his cronies, and the Benghazi attack was a spontaneous protest against a YouTube video, these tech companies looked America right in the eye and lied.  Evidently only Twitter refused to be a part of the program.

Everything Barack Obama touches is immediately shrouded in smoke and mirrors.  The mendacity of his government is leaking into its private-sector "partners," creating a world where only a fool tells the truth.


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