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Google and Yahoo Data Center Links Tapped by NSA

This week, the Washington Post published details on the NSA's MUSCULAR program, which is able to intercept data from Google and Yahoo data centers.

Is anyone really surprised?

After so many disclosures on the boundless initiatives of the NSA to get data (all in a noble bid to protect the U.S. against terrorist attacks), there is no stone left unturned. My own personal view is that there should be no safe harbor for terrorists, and the Internet should not be a place for them to hide. That said, the scale at which the NSA is allegedly collecting data from sources around the world is alarming.

In the MUSCULAR approach, the NSA has cleverly managed to insert itself at a point where it can intercept all Google and Yahoo traffic.

Read the full story at eWeek:
NSA Muscles In on Google and Yahoo: Should We Be Surprised?

Sean Michael Kerner is a senior editor at InternetNews.com. Follow him on Twitter @TechJournalist.