A newly disclosed top secret document lauds the National Security Agency's "productive" and long-standing surveillance "partnership" with a pair of telecommunications providers - that permitted tapping into their fiber links - but without naming names. Evidence points to AT&T and Verizon. The latest from the Edward Snowden's leaks?shows that Obama eventually told the NSA to stop collecting email communications in 2011, apparently because the so-called StellarWind program "was not yielding much value," even when collected in bulk. The story of Edward Snowden and how he got to be in a position where he could leak details of the National Security Administration?s (NSA) surveillance program is revealing a great deal about the privatization of our national security system. Much of what we are seeing is not pretty.