Wednesday, June 12, 2013

PRISM (surveillance program): WE ARE WATCHED!


PRISM is a clandestine national security electronic surveillance program operated by the United States National Security Agency (NSA) since 2007.[1][2][3] PRISM is a government codename for a data collection effort known officially as US-984XN.[4][5]
Edward Snowden
BornEdward Joseph Snowden
June 21, 1983 (age 29)[1]
Elizabeth City, North Carolina, United States
StatusIn hiding, last known whereabouts: Hong Kong[2]
NationalityUnited States
OccupationSystem administrator
Known forPRISM whistleblower
Documents leaked by Edward Snowden[6] in June 2013 describe the PRISM program as enabling in-depth surveillance on live communications and stored information. It provides for the targeting of any customers of participating corporations who live outside the United States, or American citizens whose communications include web content of people outside the United States. Data which the NSA is able to obtain with the PRISM program includes email, video and voice chat, videos, photos, voice over IP conversations, file transfers, login notifications and social networking details.[3]