Henn said the telecommunication and Internet companies "have said in no uncertain terms that they are not granting the NSA unfettered access to their servers — or turning over data on the scale necessary to make a system like this work."from Experts dispute NSA leaker's claim about wiretapping
Well, what I call "the NSA's NSA" is in the "private sector" (wink, wink). ("We don't need no stinkin' badges!") When Transworld Network was my ISP, they made no bones about the fact that it was essentially a division of organized Satanism. I shudder to remember that nightmare.
By the way, it's beginning to appear that one of Snowden's assignments was to stoke the conflict between the US and China, while we try to start a war with Russia and Iran over Syria. But as I keep having to remind myself, is appears that this is necessary as part of our transition to the next sub-race, which is a good thing.