PRISM: No surprise to those who wanted to know

After The Guardian and the Washington Post revealed details about mass surveillance of citizens inside and outside the United States, EU Vice President Viviane Reding and national governments have announced they would put some questions to US President Barack Obama. PRISM, a data mining programme by the National Security Agency and the CIA will be discussed alongside the upcoming G8 summit in Northern-Ireland (June 17-18 2013).  But is this double speak? Mass surveillance by collection, long term retention and data mining is not at all new to those in power – technically or politically.

SOURCE: policyreview.info