Longstanding Surveillance, Intelligence Activities
It should come as no surprise the government has been collecting data from a wide array of sources. But this week, a report in The Guardian revealed a court order obtained by the National Security Agency in April that forced Verizon to turn over call metadata to the intelligence community. Then a domestic surveillance operation called NSA PRISM was revealed, which reportedly involves collecting data from Apple, Facebook, Google and other Internet giants. The massive amounts of data being collected needs support facilities and processing centers. Here are a few of those government and quasi-government facilities that perform the collection and analysis.