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Prism: It’s been hiding in plain sight

Well, here it is. After weeks, months, and even years, the scandal has arrived. The scandal that may forever tarnish the Obama presidency: Prism, the top-secret NSA surveillance program that has been harvesting data from nearly every social network service and the world's leading internet companies. Your personal information and mine and that of everyone you know is being hoovered up and examined and gleaned for whatever information the NSA considers pertinent. This is governmental overreach at its worst. An overwhelming example of the "Power corrupts; absolute power corrupts absolutely" adage.
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Technology Law: with Billy Hawkes & Ronan Lupton

Data Protection and ePrivacy law are now a part of doing business online. With high profile cases of lost or leaked data and ubiquitous social networks, consumers are increasingly conscious of how carefully website owners, large and small, are looking after their personal data.

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