Existence of PRISM confirmed.
The United States bulk surveillancescandal is continuing unabated withfurther revelations about the NSA PRISM programme and the person who leaked information about it.Speaking to the
whichfirst broke the news about thepervasive US government surveillance that involves "direct access" to customer data from nineof the largest technology companies,29-year old Edward Snowden
who worked for the NSA for a decade
said he blew the whistleon the scheme as a matter of principle.said he blew the whistle on the schemeas a matter of principle.Snowden said he wanted to inform thepublic of what he viewed as an"existential threat to democracy".Money was not the motivation forSnowden, who said the US government had granted itself powers it is not entitledto and that there was no public oversight."The result is people like myself have thelatitude to go further than they areallowed to," Snowden told the
Aiming for transparency rather thanharming people,