+5

FUN FACT: The companies mentioned in this story would deny it whether it's true or not. Why? Allow me to explain...

The companies mentioned in the story couldn't admit to it because that would be revealing the existence of a top secret FBI investigation. If they said nothing, that would be the same as admitting it, because they didn't refute it. If they gave a weak or vague denial, people would assume they were lying and think they were just doing because they had to. So if the report is true, the only option those companies had was to refute it exactly the same way they would if it was completely false.