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The NSA Spying Scandal: 5 Things You May Not Know

Think you know everything about the NSA spying scandal? Think again. If you are an American citizen with access to a radio, TV, or a computer connected to the Internet, you most likely have heard about the NSA’s PRISM program. Allegedly, the National Security Agency (that’s what NSA stands for) has partnered with major corporations, such as Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ), Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG), and Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT), for the purposes of monitoring the phone conversations and the Internet browsing histories of millions of Americans, as well as citizens of foreign states. Opinions on the matter are still torn, but the avid interest generated by this story is undeniable.

We have compiled a list of some of the most important things you may not know about the NSA spying scandal.

Let’s take a look at the countdown: