Edward Moyer reports:
Tech firms including Google, Facebook, Yahoo, and Microsoft received money from the National Security Agency to cover legal-compliance costs related to the NSA’s Prism surveillance program, according to the latest Edward Snowden documents published by the UK’s Guardian newspaper.
Read more on CNET, but frankly, I do not see this as any type of surprise or anything that casts the tech companies in a bad light. If they’re required to produce records, of course they should be reimbursed for costs. If anyone has any evidence that a firm is using this to inflate prices, that would be a different story, perhaps, but as it is, I don’t see any smoking guns or scandal here, do you?