Microsoft helped NSA access private emails and Skype video calls

The Guardian reports that Skype signed on with PRISM in 2010, before its acquisition by Microsoft, and continuously worked to provide access to its calls. “The audio portions of these sessions have been processed correctly all along, but without the accompanying video. Now, analysts will have the complete ‘picture’,” one document says, though this doesn’t directly state that the NSA had access. The Guardian, however, also describes a process of “integrating Skype into PRISM,” quoting a newsletter that says “collaborative teamwork was the key to the successful addition of another provider to the Prism system.” The FBI and NSA also apparently shared information freely, at one point allegedly saying that automated sharing and other measures “underscore the point that PRISM is a team sport!”