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Date: Wed, 12 Jun 2013 14:01:47 +0100
From: marc garrett <marc.garrett@furtherfield.org>
Subject: [NetBehaviour] The PRISM (surveillance program), on Wikipedia
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PRISM is a clandestine national security electronic surveillance program 
operated by the United States National Security Agency (NSA) since 2007. 
PRISM is a government codename for a data collection effort known 
officially as US-984XN.

Documents leaked by Edward Snowden in June 2013 describe the PRISM 
program as enabling in-depth surveillance on live communications and 
stored information. It provides for the targeting of any customers of 
participating corporations who live outside the United States, or 
American citizens whose communications include web content of people 
outside the United States. Data which the NSA is able to obtain with the 
PRISM program includes email, video and voice chat, videos, photos, 
voice over IP conversations, file transfers, login notifications and 
social networking details.

Much more info here on Wikipedia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PRISM_%28surveillance_program%29