Google denies spying for the feds

by Curtis Lee Fulton

Google CEO Larry Page says the company has “not joined any program that would give the U.S. government—or any other government—direct access to our servers” despite leaked reports from NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden that say Google and Facebook are sending data to the feds as part of a program called “PRISM.”

“The U.S. government does not have direct access or a ‘back door’ to the information stored in our data centers,” said Page. “We had not heard of a program called PRISM until yesterday.”