The American Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit against the Obama administration on Tuesday, June 11, 2013 over what they refer to as a “dragnet” by the administration with its recently exposed PRISM program. PRISM, which was exposed last week by former NSA contract employee Edward Snowden, presumably collects all manner of logs on domestic calls,
Soon after the news of the NSA’s PRISM program became public, President Barack Obama defended it and said that it was needed in an era where a continual threat of terrorism exists. He stressed that the massive U.S. government surveillance program was only a “modest encroachment” on privacy but something the U.S. needs. During a
After the U.K- based Guardian newspaper revealed a highly classified court order giving the NSA the right to see all the phone records on Verizon’s customers, a new report by the Washington Post concludes that the two agencies’ eavesdropping goes a lot deeper.