Even before the Snowden leaks of last year, the EFF had their suspicions in regards to what the NSA was up to. The group even tried to get the government to spill the beans a few times through lawsuits that never went anyway. As you can imagine, the Snowden leaks helped their cause greatly, and now they’re trying to educate the public on just how far the NSA goes.
EFF Senior Staff Attorney Kurt Opsahl gave a talk at CCC late last year called “Through a PRISM, Darkly: Everything We Know About The NSA Spying.” The hour-long talk has just recently been uploaded to YouTube and it gives a brief overview of what the Snowden leaks have exposed in the months since the first leak regarding Verizon handing over Americans’ phone records.
Here’s the full synopsis:
From Stellar Wind to PRISM, Boundless Informant to EvilOlive, the NSA spying programs are shrouded in secrecy and rubber-stamped by secret opinions from a court that meets in a faraday cage. The Electronic Frontier Foundation’s Kurt Opsahl explains the known facts about how the programs operate and the laws and regulations the U.S. government asserts allows the NSA to spy on you.
If you ever wanted to know what all the hubbub was about when it comes to the NSA, this is the video for you.
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