June 7, 2013

PRISM

It's rare to see such a high-voted list of articles with numerous comments on HN. Nearly every link talks about the newly exposed surveillance program - called PRISM - made by NSA to every US citizens. The whole news media has been consistent to a single point: the surveillance is outrageous and immoral.

I just organize all electronic news about this scariest event.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2013/06/06/everything-you-need-to-know-about-the-nsa-scandal/

http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2013/06/what-we-dont-know-about-spying-on-citizens-scarier-than-what-we-know/276607/
A new computer facility is being built in Utah to store the surveillance information collected from telecom companies.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/investigations/us-intelligence-mining-data-from-nine-us-internet-companies-in-broad-secret-program/2013/06/06/3a0c0da8-cebf-11e2-8845-d970ccb04497_story.html
9 leading companies are listed to participate in the surveillance program carrying out by the NSA and the US government, among are big names: google, yahoo, microsoft, paypal, AOL, skype , youtube

http://gigaom.com/2013/06/06/the-nsa-surveillance-story-reinforces-why-an-entity-like-wikileaks-is-so-important/
This article stressed the importance of a whistle-blower entity like Wikileak.

http://venturebeat.com/2013/06/06/google-tried-to-resist-fbi-requests-for-data-but-the-fbi-took-it-anyway/
Google denies providing user private information to the NSA and show their disapproval to the NSL as an evidence.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/special/politics/prism-collection-documents/
The concrete slides described the surveillance program - PRISM.

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324299104578529112289298922?mg=reno64-wsj.html?dsk=y

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/06/07/opinion/president-obamas-dragnet.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0
Obama's administration again issues a platitude it has offered every time president Obama has been caught overreaching in the use of his powers.

http://blogs.denverpost.com/thespot/2013/06/06/sen-mark-udall-i-knew-the-nsa-was-spying-did-everything-but-leak-classified-information-to-stop-it/97025/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter
As usual, a senator appears and claims the responsibility about the events.

http://influencehacks.com/an-important-point-about-the-nsa-surveillance-scandal
A blogger expresses his worries about the legal of the surveillance.

http://www.forbes.com/sites/andygreenberg/2012/03/20/nsa-chief-denies-wireds-domestic-spying-story-fourteen-times-in-congressional-hearing/
Just a history...

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/worldviews/wp/2013/06/06/nsa-chief-two-weeks-ago-were-the-only-ones-not-spying-on-the-american-people/
2 weeks ago, NSA was the only one not spying on Americans. How indirect it is!

http://blog.foreignpolicy.com/posts/2013/06/06/by_the_numbers_the_nsas_super_secret_spy_program_prism
$8 billions is the estimated annual budget of NSA!!!
$20 millions is the annual cost of PRISM

http://techcrunch.com/2013/06/06/google-facebook-apple-deny-participation-in-nsa-prism-program/
The reaction of each company about PRISM. "We don't know" is the overall tone.

https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2013/06/confirmed-nsa-spying-millions-americans
EFF with its weak voice!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Utah_Data_Center
A whole data center is being built!

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