PRISM Surveillance: What Is It?

PRISM is a clandestine surveillance program under which the United States National Security Agency (NSA) collects internet communications from at least nine major US internet companies, including but not limited to: Microsoft, Yahoo, Google, Facebook, Paltalk, YouTube, AOL, Skype, and Apple Since 2001 the United States government has increased its…

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National Security Letter: What is it?

A national security letter (NSL) is an administrative subpoena issued by the United States federal government to gather information for national security purposes. NSLs do not require prior approval from a judge. The Stored Communications Act, Fair Credit Reporting Act, and Right to Financial Privacy Act authorize the United States…

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