PRISM

Operation “Troll the NSA” seeks to jam the agency with nonsense

Operation “Troll the NSA” seeks to jam the agency with nonsense

The Obama administration and NSA have been under extreme public fire lately after a report by The Washington Post revealed a project called PRISM, which snowballed into a variety of other leaks and such that revealed what we already knew: the government is spying on Internet users. In retaliation, an Internet trolling operation has been kicked off called "Troll the NSA," which is encouraging Internet users to email and/or call a pre-written script loaded with trigger words.

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NSA PRISM whistleblower: Edward Snowden steps forward

NSA PRISM whistleblower: Edward Snowden steps forward

The man behind the public revelation of the National Security Agency's PRISM surveillance program has stepped forward, with defense contractor tech worker Edward Snowden admitting he blew the whistle to encourage debate on data monitoring. "I know the government will demonize me" Snowden told The Guardian, after opting to make his identity known after releasing several classified documents about the NSA snooping technology. "My sole motive is to inform the public as to that which is done in their name and that which is done against them."

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PRISM progress: Director of National Intelligence speaks, Google responds again

PRISM progress: Director of National Intelligence speaks, Google responds again

It's not often that a government scandal sees a run-time like the NSA's "PRISM" program - but then again, it's not often that every major technology company is suggested to be taking part in a spy program such as this. Today's updates to this situation comes from the Office of the Director of National Intelligence who suggests, this June 8th, that media outlets have rushed to report information about PRISM, rushed in such a way as can damage the American public through "reckless" reporting.

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PRISM clarified by sources detailing special systems used to provide gov with data

PRISM clarified by sources detailing special systems used to provide gov with data

On June 6, The Washington Post revealed that, according to leaked documentation it was given, nine major companies are feeding the NSA data via direct access to their servers, something called the PRISM project. Within hours, nearly all the companies had denied the claims, and it has ignited an Internet storm. The disconnection between The Post report and the companies' claims make more sense in light of new information provided by sources.

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President ordered list of potential cyberattack targets, reveals leak

President ordered list of potential cyberattack targets, reveals leak

Following claims yesterday that the government is performing widespread domestic spying via a project called PRISM, today The Guardian has revealed that President Obama ordered the powers that be to create a list of potential foreign cyberattack targets as part of an offensive cyber operation. The information is said to come from a top-secret order by Obama that was leaked to the media company.

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UK enters NSA PRISM accusations with GCHQ snooping

UK enters NSA PRISM accusations with GCHQ snooping

It's not a terribly positive week for the National Security Agency. While earlier this week they were found to be pushing Verizon to send data to them to out terrorists, today the UK's GCHQ has been outed as gathering info from the NSA through their PRISM program as well. This bit of information comes from The Guardian who say they've obtained documents that show a covertly run operation between countries in plain english, as it were.

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National Intelligence chief slams PRISM reports for dangerous “inaccuracies”

National Intelligence chief slams PRISM reports for dangerous “inaccuracies”

US Director of National Intelligence James R. Clapper has dismissed reports of NSA PRISM spying as containing "numerous inaccuracies", accusing whistleblowers of putting security at risk simply by talking about surveillance practices. "Discussing programs like this publicly will have an impact on the behavior of our adversaries" Clapper said in a statement, "and make it more difficult for us to understand their intentions." The security chief's comments come after broad accusations that Google, Apple, Facebook, and others have all participated in the clandestine NSA monitoring program, claims they have all vehemently denied.

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NSA and FBI reportedly pulling data directly from Google, Microsoft and more [UPDATE]

NSA and FBI reportedly pulling data directly from Google, Microsoft and more [UPDATE]

Yesterday, it was revealed that a secret court order initiated by the FBI strong-armed Verizon into handing over detailed phone records of millions of US consumers to the NSA. Such an action made it obvious that other activities of a similar nature are likely taking place, something confirmed today by The Washington Post, which says it has acquired a "top-secret document" showing the NSA and FBI pulling detailed content from central servers of nine major US companies.

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