Silicon Valley companies call for greater transparency in PRISM program

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Jun 12, 2013
The tech companies' sudden, overt concern about transparency in government surveillance may be as much about protecting themselves as consumers.

When the NSA asks a company for data, what happens next?

Jun 12, 2013
The public companies named in the NSA's surveillance program have shareholders, consumers and pressure to comply with government requests for information. So what pros and cons are they weighing?
Chairman and Vice Chairman of the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) Sen. Saxby Chambliss (R-GA) speak about the National Security Agency (NSA) on June 6, 2013 in Washington, DC.
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The growth of government contractors in surveillance

Jun 11, 2013
The use of government contractors involved in surveillance work has grown tremendously since 9/11. How big is this business?

Do you care about government surveillance? You're in the minority

Jun 11, 2013
Do you care if the government knows who you're talking to on Facebook and when? Whom you're emailing? If so, why? If not, why not?

Why PRISM is powered by private-sector technology

Jun 10, 2013
The government began using the so-called “Hadoop” software for data collection, even after launching a $16 billion project to come up with its own way to manage 'big data.'