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The existence of the NSA’s PRISM program may have come as a surprise to some, but surveillance in public is nothing new. EPA/Robert Sullivan

Seeing through the PRISM: the history of everyday surveillance

Many people have expressed their outrage at recent revelations concerning the United States’ PRISM program, linking it to the overpowering gaze of Big Brother. The PRISM program is rightly a subject of…
Since 9/11, the US controls governing ‘lawful interception’ of communications have been loosened. Jim Lo Scalzo/EPA

PRISM schism: the NSA leaks reveal a broken system

If reports are to be believed, the US National Security Agency (NSA) has had “direct access” to systems run by Google, Facebook, Yahoo and Apple. While all the companies named have used similar words to…
You have nothing to hide – but does that mean you have nothing to worry about? JasonDGreat

Nine reasons you should care about NSA’s PRISM surveillance

In the wake of former CIA employee Edward Snowden’s revelations of the PRISM NSA mass surveillance, people are once again asking why the general public should care if they’ve got nothing to hide. “Nothing…
Edward Snowden was thinking of leaking secret documents for many years. David Cheskin/PA

Treat NSA leaks with care, national security is on the line

The past week has seen some extraordinary allegations that the US National Security Agency (NSA) was intercepting all online communications. It is also alleged that the UK’s Government Communications Headquarters…
Careful what you type. Big brother knows. Martin Keene/PA

Gathering private information online is abuse of state power

The US National Security Agency (NSA) has direct access to information on the servers of major American internet companies, according to reports published in the Guardian and the Washington Post. The NSA…

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