Ruling suggests intelligence agency may practice widespread monitoring of rights bodies worldwide
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Abdel Ghaffar was appointed head of the new agency in December 2011, and had already spoken in the media about his view of the agency’s role after the Revolution.
Some of the biggest firms in Silicon Valley were caught up in the program, known as PRISM, including Microsoft, Yahoo, Google, Facebook, Apple, PalTalk, AOL, Skype and YouTube
The Guardian reported that mobile carrier Verizon is required to provide the NSA daily with information on all telephone calls in its systems