The Distortions of Prism
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The Distortions of Prism <http://libertarianalliance.wordpress.com/2013/06/08/the-distortions-of-prism/>
by John Kersey
“Unwarranted government surveillance is an intrusion on basic human rights that threatens the very foundations of a democratic society.
I call on all Web users to demand better legal protection and due process safeguards for the privacy of their online communications, including their right to be informed when someone requests or stores their data.
A store of this information about each person is a huge liability: Whom would you trust to decide when to access it, or even to keep it secure?”
Thus <http://www.itv.com/news/update/2013-06-08/prism-is-deeply-concerning-says-sir-tim-berners-lee/> Sir Tim Berners-Lee, inventor of the World Wide Web, upon learning of the covert Prism operation, which has been reported extensively in The Guardian <http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2013/jun/07/uk-gathering-secret-intelligence-nsa-prism>. According to their report, “The US-run programme, called Prism, would appear to allow GCHQ to circumvent the formal legal process required to seek personal material such as emails, photos and videos from an internet company based outside the UK…the papers describe the remarkable scope of a previously undisclosed “snooping” operation which gave the NSA and the FBI easy access to the systems of nine of the world’s biggest internet companies. The group includes Google, Facebook, Microsoft, Apple, Yahoo and Skype.” It is clear that the government is none too keen <http://order-order.com/2013/06/08/d-notice-june-7-2013/> to have this matter discussed in the public forum.
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