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Anonymous leaks NSA data in wake of spying scandal

In-case you don’t read other news sources (and why would you, we do a fantastic job here of covering, literally, everything, ever) America’s National Security Agency (NSA) just got caught spying on a huge number of its citizens using services like Facebook, Google, Yahoo and a mass of others – to the point where it seems like everything anyone has ever done online may have passed through an NSA server at some point. Anonymous isn’t the kind of movement to take this lying down however and has released a bunch of documents about the spying project, codenamed PRISM.

“Anonymous has obtained some documents that “they” do not want you to see, and much to “their” chagrin, we have found them, and are giving them to you,” reads the accompanying statement. It goes on to describe how the NSA is spying on 35 different countries and their citizens and that this is often done in cooperation with private businesses.

The poster then signs off with the usual Anonymous mantra. “We are Anonymous, we do not forgive, we do not forget, and by now, you should expect us.”

I’d “expect” the anons to have found their head by now. What are they, doing a Walken impression?

The documents themselves – of which there are 13 (thanks Gizmodo) contain details on PRISM itself and on GIG (Global Information Grid). Good luck trying to read them, they’re deadly boring.

However, the claims of what’s actually in these documents have already been tested. One commenter is suggesting that instead of being to do with government spying, this is a whitepaper on the US military building an information sharing network between branches of the army.

KitGuru Says: I’ll have another go at reading these things now. If I don’t nod off I’ll report back on anything interesting I find. 

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