Nov 142014
 
 November 14, 2014  Surveillance

Sophie Curtis reports:

The US National Security Agency’s mass electronic surveillance programme, known as PRISM, is widely regarded to be one of the biggest privacy invasions of all time, and yet it was US citizens themselves who had demanded to be kept safe at all costs, according to one former NSA technical director.

Brian Snow, who worked for the NSA for 34 years before joining UK-based data security company PQ Solutions, said that after the September 11 attacks on the World Trade Center, there was massive pressure on the government from US citizens to do whatever it took to protect them from further terrorist attacks.

Read more on The Telegraph.

Thanks to Joe Cadillic for this link.

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