The NSA Mines an Insane Amount of Data From Every Tech Service You UseCasey Chan6/06/13 6:00pmFiled to: privacyspyingnsafbigovernmentprism3108EditPromoteShare to KinjaToggle Conversation toolsGo to permalinkWow. Nothing is sacred. The Washington Post has discovered that the NSA and FBI have teamed up to tap into the servers of nine US tech companies—Microsoft, Google, Facebook, Apple, you name it—and have extracted e-mails, photographs, audio, video, documents and connection logs. They basically have free reign to take whatever they want. And they've been doing it since 2007.The classified program is called PRISM and it's absolutely scary how much reach the NSA and FBI have. And it's all completely legal. The companies who are within PRISM's grasp is basically any service you'd ever use on the Internet: Microsoft, Yahoo, Google, Facebook, AOL, Skype, YouTube, PalTalk and Apple. PalTalk has been used to communicate in the Syrian civil war.