US internet company refused to join NSA's PRISM program, documents reveal
A US company refused to comply with a top-secret order that compelled it to facilitate government surveillance, according to newly declassified documents. It's thought to be only the second instance of an American company refusing to comply with a government surveillance order. The first was Yahoo in 2008. It was threatened with hefty daily fines if it didn't hand over customer data to the National Security Agency.