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NSA Might Have Directly Wiretapped Tier 1 Networks In The U.S.

When the whole PRISM-gate erupted, much to the sheer embarrassment of NSA, the tech companies were quick to cite that they didn't have any conscious knowledge about the PRISM program. Considering the scenario, it seems that NSA might have directly wiretapped Tier 1 networks in the U.S., granting them access to virtually all data generated online.