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Jun 18, 2013 02:34 PM

Edward Snowden and His Wake-up Call to Net Users

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Edward Snowden


On June 6, the Guardian in Britain and the Washington Post in the United States revealed the American government's efforts to monitor the activities of people around the world.

They did so only after verifying the authenticity of the confidential documents they had obtained. The top-secret documents showed that through an electronic surveillance program code-named Prism, the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) and the FBI have direct access to the communication data of nine major technology companies, enabling them to identify suspicious communications.

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