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Fri Jun 21, 2013, 09:45 AM


How PRISM Sends Your Private Data Overseas

Chris Dignes, TechNewsDaily Contributor
Date: 19 June 2013 Time: 11:03 AM ET

When defense contractor Edward Snowden leaked secret National Security Agency documents to the media on June 6, the initial public outcry focused on how America's communications intelligence service had kept track of the telephone, and possibly the online, activities of its own citizens.

Government officials quickly made clear that the online-activity-monitoring program revealed by Snowden, called PRISM, targeted only foreign nationals.

United States "persons" citizens and residents protected by the Fourth Amendment were said to not be part of its scope.

Yet PRISM data was shared with Britain's communications intelligence service, GCHQ, and possibly with a Dutch intelligence service. In fact, the United States and several other countries all regularly see each others' communications intelligence.

That raises a question: If the NSA can't directly spy on Americans, does it get around that rule by letting trusted, allied intelligence services do so? Does the NSA then get that data through an information-sharing agreement? And do allied countries rely on the NSA to spy on their own citizens?



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Fri Jun 21, 2013, 09:46 AM

1. And there it is...


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Fri Jun 21, 2013, 10:08 AM

2. And it just gets worse, doesn't it?

I'm sick to my stomach over this shit. I have nothing to hide, but the thought of them poring over my communications........there's something viscerally shocking about it.

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