Big Brother IS watching you ..
Breaking news about the shadowy, secretive PRISM program run by the USA’s National Security Agency, which carries out massive, highly automated, covert surveillance of pretty much everyone. Who is it watching ? Well, you for a start.
The program, initiated under the Bush regime but endorsed by Obama, facilitates extensive, in-depth surveillance on live communications and stored information. The law allows for the targeting of any customers of participating firms who live outside the US, or those Americans whose communications include people outside the US. It also opens the possibility of communications made entirely within the US being collected without warrants.
It is now alleged that PRISM operates with the collusion of Facebook, Apple, Google, Verizon and other internet and telephony giants, and with direct access to their servers, to constantly collect and monitor personal and private material that includes our search history, the content of emails, file transfers and live chats.
An additional dimension to this story is the allegation that the UK government may have been behaving criminally and breaking UK law by receiving, without warrant, private information about UK citizens that has been collected by the colossally intrusive US PRISM program (story here)
But of course, as those willfully naive and totally ignorant of history always say, ‘if you haven’t done anything wrong you’ve got nothing to worry about’. Right. Believe that and you will truly believe anything.
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