TweakTown
Tech content trusted by users in North America and around the world
5,925 Reviews & Articles | 38,177 News Posts

The Washington Post adds a pile of new information on the NSA's PRISM program

NSA's PRISM program gets detailed once more, this time by The Washington Post

| Current Affairs News | Posted: Jun 30, 2013 8:27 am

If you haven't heard about the NSA's PRISM program yet, you really are behind in current events - and I suggest you check out the countless pieces we've all written on it here at TweakTown. Now we have The Washington Post unveiling a heap of new slides about the NSA's PRISM program, as shown below, or here.

 

TweakTown image news/3/1/31460_04_the_washington_post_adds_a_pile_of_new_information_on_the_nsa_s_prism_program.jpg

 

The new slides give us a much better look into just how much, and how far this data collection goes. It also includes information on how an NSA analyst requests information from a particular company, the number of current surveillance targets in PRISM's database, as well as the dates the big players on the Internet began participating.

 

TweakTown image news/3/1/31460_05_the_washington_post_adds_a_pile_of_new_information_on_the_nsa_s_prism_program.jpg

 

As you can see above, there are some serious companies involved, and they're taking everything. This includes e-mail, video, VoiP, file transfers, social networking details and more. Pretty much anything that is done electronically by any human being on Earth, is recorded by this program. Every company that matters is on there - Microsoft, Google, Facebook, Apple, Yahoo, and more.

 

The first company to join PRISM shouldn't surprise you, with Microsoft up to bat first, all the way back in September 2007. Google, Facebook and more joined up in the years to come. Here's a list of the biggest companies that are involved:

 

TweakTown image news/3/1/31460_07_the_washington_post_adds_a_pile_of_new_information_on_the_nsa_s_prism_program.jpg

 

Conspiracy theorists going back a decade are breathing a sigh of relief, they don't look so crazy now, do they?

NEWS SOURCESAllthingsd.com, Washingtonpost.com

Related Tags

Further Reading: Read and find more Current Affairs news at our Current Affairs news index page.

Do you get our news RSS feed? Get It!

Post a Comment about this news

Latest Tech News Posts

View More News Posts

TweakTown Web Poll

Question: Facebook's acquisition of Oculus VR will...

Improve Oculus Rift Development

Hamper Oculus Rift Development

Completely destroy Oculus Rift Development

Let's wait and see, I'm not sure

or View the Results

View More Polls

Forum Activity

View More Forum Posts

Press Releases

View More Press Releases