During an online Q&A on the Guardian this morning, National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden explained that he believed Facebook and Google were misleading their users about the amount of personal data that they allowed the federal government to access.
“Their denials went through several revisions as it become more and more clear they were misleading and included identical, specific language across companies,” Snowden said.
Snowden revealed to the Guardian earlier this month that the two companies were allowing the NSA to have “back end” access to their data servers.
Representatives from both companies, however, issued strong denials of the Guardian report.
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