Looking Cloudy: PRISM Reading
Posted by Reprinted Article on 11 June 2013 04:49 PM
As things move along PRISM is making great waves throughout our industry.
Susan Bradley linked through to another awesome article on PRISM penned by Erica Absetz (eabsetz).
Erica does an excellent job of summarizing some critical aspects of PRISM with some valuable questions about how the program actually works.
Her article also contains a number of links to further articles discussing the PRISM program.
From her article:
Indeed, who can we trust?
As far as we are concerned the two words “Internet” and “Privacy” do not belong anywhere near each other.
Our Rule of Thumb: Want something to be private? Never publish it a public network like the Internet or cell network in any way shape or form. No e-mail, no picture texting, no SkyDrive, and so on. None. Nadda. Zippo. Zilch.
We here have been of the opinion that there is no sacred data sanctuary anywhere on the Internet.
So, while PRISM is bringing to light the fact that government agencies are spying on the general population today, we seem to have very limited memories since the timelines on the above article go back to 2004!
Like any news, it is up to us to keep that squeaky wheel consistently squeaky to the _general population_ or like any other news item, and perhaps hoped for by the corporations and powers-that-be, PRISM and its implications will slowly wink out of our mind’s eye until the next “big story” breaks.
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