The NSA's Super-Secret Spy Program, PRISM (The Details)

By The Numbers: The NSA's Super-Secret Spy Program, PRISM -- Foreign Policy

In a bombshell scoop, the Washington Post is reporting that the National Security Agency (NSA) has gained direct access to the servers of nine prominent Internet companies, enabling the spy agency to track e-mails, photographs, and video, among other forms of digital communciation.

The highly classified program, known as PRISM, has emerged as a central tool in the NSA's arsenal and, according to documents detailing the program's operation, is run with the assistance of the Silicon Valley tech companies it targets. The exposure of the program -- which was also reported by the Guardian -- is the latest in a string of reports detailing government snooping that have reignited the debate in Washington over the proper balance between privacy and national security.

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My Comment: Looking at the numbers .... and if they are accurate .... this is a high priority NSA program.

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