NSA PRISM Program and the Involvement of VirtualDrive.com
Recently, the Washington Post reported that Google, Apple, Facebook, Dropbox, Microsoft, Paltalk, AOL and Yahoo participates in the PRISM program which provides the NSA with virtually direct access to their servers and their users’ data.
At VirtualDrive.com, our primary focus is on securing your data and preventing unauthorized access to it. This also means that the NSA and FBI are not allowed to freely snoop on your communications. We have no “black box” or NSA switches, routers or equipment at any of our facilities to help ensure your files, backups and emails are kept private.
It is our policy that if a court order for access to your files is received, we will provide them with access to the raw files — which can be encrypted before they’re stored securely by Virtual Drive using the Virtual Drive Backup encryption option. Virtual Drive Online Backup supports high encryption features. Your files can be encrypted locally before they are uploaded to the Virtual Drive data centers. As long as you don’t leak your encryption key, it will be extremely hard for anybody to access and decrypt your files. We don’t have access to your files so the NSA or FBI will have to waterboard you to provide them the encryption key or they’ll have to try and brute force it the old fashion way.
As reported in June 2013, the National Security Agency and the FBI are tapping directly into the central servers of nine leading U.S. Internet companies, extracting audio and video chats, photographs, emails, documents, and connection logs that enable analysts to track foreign targets, according to a top-secret document obtained by The Washington Post.
The program, code-named PRISM, has not been made public until June 2013 and It may be the first of its kind. The NSA prides itself on stealing secrets and breaking codes, and it is accustomed to corporate partnerships that help it divert data traffic or sidestep barriers. But there has never been a Google or Facebook before, and it is unlikely that there are richer troves of valuable intelligence than the ones in Silicon Valley.
Virtual Drive is one company that you can trust to ensure your data is safe and secure and away from Government intrusion.