• RyanMJones

    How I understood it, and where the name “PRISM” comes from, is that they split the signal going to the ISP – a copy of it goes to the ISP and another copy goes right to the government. They store it BEFORE it gets to the ISP servers.

    It’s named after the method of using a prism to copy a signal.

  • http://www.LeadDiscovery.com/ Jerry Nordstrom

    See how many comments there are on this very hot topic? It seems nobody wants to go to Prism.

  • zato

    “In particular, the surveillance activities published in The Guardian and The Washington Post are lawful and conducted under authorities widely known and discussed…”

    Hmm… The Guardian and The Washington Post? Aren’t they both owned or controlled in some way by Microsoft?

  • DrakFrak

    Dude that makes a ll kinds of crazy sense wow.


  • http://www.LeadDiscovery.com/ Jerry Nordstrom

    Its not just a cliche driven home by wiser past generations

    Lawyers, contracts, promises, words… mean nothing.

    – Trust is everything –

    Without trust institutions crumble, businesses falter and friendships end.

  • Stoney deGeyter

    I think the problem with the government’s denials about the nature of PRISM and it’s far-reaching effects is that we have to rely on the truthfulness and transparency of a government that hasn’t exactly been truthful OR transparent. This is a case where the burden of proof is on the government.

  • rolfen

    Ah that makes more sense.
    As usual, journalists got the technical details all wrong.