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NSA slides for PRISM or an elementary science class power point

NSA slides for PRISM or an elementary science class power point | Privacy .VS. Protection | Scoop.it
Through a Top-Secret program authorized by federal judges working under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA), the U.S. intelligence community can gain access to the servers of nine internet companies for a wide range of digital data. Documents describing the previously undisclosed program, obtained by The Washington Post, show the breadth of U.S. electronic surveillance capabilities.
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I do not think privacy is a joke, but you cannot tell me these "professional" slides don't resemble an elementary school's science power point. Anyways, this is one of the major NSA programs leaked by Snowden, PRISM. This included major companies such as Microsoft, Skype, YouTube, Facebook, Yahoo, Apple, and more. Are we wrong for outting the government in a such a publicized way for trying to protect us or has the government taken advantage of our willingness to be protected by possibly taking away our rights? Is there ever going to be a true 'right' and 'wrong'?

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Doc leaks by Snowden may lead to justification of 'hackivists'

Doc leaks by Snowden may lead to justification of 'hackivists' | Privacy .VS. Protection | Scoop.it
In September 2012, a top British spy agency reportedly launched cyberattacks against Anonymous and LulzSec.
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The doc leaks showed that British spies were putting hackers away for crimes they were committing themselves. In the end it comes down to is the government sacrificing being able to punish hackers by doing the same acts? Or is this the justifiable to protect the people from the hackers?

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NSA files decoded: Edward Snowden's surveillance revelations explained

NSA files decoded: Edward Snowden's surveillance revelations explained | Privacy .VS. Protection | Scoop.it
In the last five months, the NSA's surveillance practices have been revealed to be a massive international operation, staggering in scope. But how do all of the NSA's programmes fit together – and what does it mean for you?
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It is interesting to see how the Guardian has taken this prime gift of sorts (the leak) that Snowden has given them and "decoded" it. This leak makes not only American citizens, but everyone internationally using the internet question the word privacy. The question is raised "If you aren't doing anything wrong, why should you fear being spied upon?" As American citizens, most pride themselves on being a free peoples. So where do we draw the line of unlimited privacy and national security?

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Biographer shares Snowden's motives

The first biography about Edward Snowden comes out this week. New Day got a sneak peek from author Luke Harding.
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The Snowden Files will give an in depth look into Edward Snowden's motives behind the leaking of National Security Agency documents. The author of the book, Luke Harding, is a reporter for the Guardian which played a major role in Snowden's plans. It will be interesting to see the effects of the book, with so much controversy already surrounding Snowden.

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