PRISM whistle-blower steps out of the shadows
It's important to send a message to government that people will not be intimidated," he says.
For those who haven't been keeping with the news, the NSA's PRISM program allows the U.S. government to access information from some of the country's major tech firms such as Yahoo, Google, Facebook, PalTalk, YouTube, Skype, AOL, and Apple. Most of the companies named, such as Google and Facebook, have denied their involvement in the program. The information is supposedly used to help the government proactively prevent terror attacks. Last week, the U.S. said that information taken from the PRISM program helped prevent a terrorist attack on the New York City subway system in 2009.
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