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Director of National Intelligence makes good on promise to declassify some PRISM information

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Director of National Intelligence makes good on promise to declassify some PRISM information
When he first responded to the reports that gave the first details of the NSA's PRISM data collection program, the Director of National Intelligence, James Clapper, had said he would work towards declassifying information about the program in order to correct what he called "numerous inaccuracies" and "reckless disclosures" by the media. Today, Clapper made good on that promise by releasing a fact sheet about the program. 

The first set of points explain it all really: 

So, it sounds like the aims of the program and the legality of the program are all square on the surface. And, as we just learned the program focuses on metadata, not the content of emails or instant messages. We can't 100% confirm that's what is actually happening with the program, but given how it is really targeting areas like Iran and Pakistan, the explanation does match up with what we're learning. 

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