PRISM – US Surveillance Program

PRISM is a clandestine national security electronic surveillance program operated by the United States National Security Agency (NSA) since 2007.

PRISM is a government codename for a data collection effort known officially as US-984XN.

It is a SIGAD operated under the supervision of the United States Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court pursuant to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA).

The existence of the program was leaked by NSA contractor Edward Snowden and published by The Guardian and The Washington Post on June 6, 2013.


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