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The NSA Is Commandeering the Internet

Link, Technology

Commandeering is a practice we’re used to in wartime, where commercial ships are taken for military use, or production lines are converted to military production. But now it’s happening in peacetime. Vast swaths of the Internet are being commandeered to support this surveillance state.

This is the best, most succinct explanation I’ve read yet of what’s going on with PRISM and the NSA.