New slide from leaked PRISM presentation promotes directly collecting data from servers


While many companies allegedly involved in government program PRISM have denied that they gave agencies access to their information, The Guardian says the leaked PRISM slideshow contradicts these claims. Earlier today, they released an additional image from the 41-slide deck, apparently showing the “two types of information” that can be collected under Section 702 of the FISA Amendments Act. The top method suggests tapping directly into infrastructure like fiber optic cables to collect data. The bottom, labeled “PRISM,” suggests “collection directly from the servers of these US Service Providers: Microsoft, Yahoo, Google, Facebook, PalTalk, AOL, Skype, YouTube, Apple.” To the side, a bubble reminds an audience that “You Should Use Both.”

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