Why we should have all seen Edward Snowden’s PRISM revelations coming

Metro

One of the most interesting aspects of whistle-blower Edward Snowden’s PRISM revelations is in fact that they are wholly unsurprising.

A mere three years after WikiLeaks shocked the world with the release of confidential diplomatic cables and damning indictments of US involvement in the Afghan and Iraq wars, the revelation that the US National Security Agency (NSA) have apparently been spying on their own citizens by tapping into the servers of technology giants such as Google, Apple and Facebook has failed to attract the same degree of ire.

Governments have for years kept tabs on their own citizens and while this seems to be accepted to an extent, particularly in the age of the ‘war on terror’ , what has irked people this time around is not simply that this has supposedly happened at all, but an uncertainty over what role, if any, these colossal consumer brands have played in the…

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