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Silicon Valley's cozy relationship with the NSA

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A woman shoots video of the sign at the entrance to the Facebook main campus in Menlo Park, California, May 15, 2012. ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images

Silicon Valley has long had a cozy relationship with the National Security Agency. It's a relationship reporter Nick Wingfield has been writing about for the New York Times.

Wingfield reports that when the former chief security officer for Facebook, Max Kelly, left the company in 2010, he took up a job with the NSA. He says this information underscores the connections and similarities between tech companies and the government. They both routinely collect data on millions of Americans. 

Wingfield joins the show with more. 

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