An American computer maintenance engineer who used to work in the CIA and then was later transfered to the highly secure National Security Agency, (NSA) discovered a top secret program called 'Prism' which was monitoring and storing all Global Internet Information.
The American whistleblower (Edward Snowdon) left his $250,000 year job and fled to HongKong, taking all the secret data in the form of CD's and Memory sticks with him.
While in HongKong he gave an exclusive interview with Britains Guardian newspaper, stating that he could not stand the amount of secrecy that the CIA and NSI were using not only World Wide, but were saving millions of Americans Emails, that were using Google and Yahoo....in fact any American based search engine's data is being stored.
He mentioned that not only Americans personal data is stored, but any person who lives overseas and uses an American based Search Engine, like Yahoo.com and Gmail.com -etc. for their Emails, are also stored and saved once they come in or go out from the USA search engines.
All this secret stolen Data wich may well come out into the Public domain..is in my opinion..far more dangerous than the 'Wiki-Leaks' of Julian Assange and the American Bradley Manning (now on trial).
Because not only have the CIA copies of millions of Americans Emails, but all the secrets of the USA Military suppliers of weapons and their contractors, may come out into public domain
I understand that the FBI have decided to actively hunt down
Edward Snowdon, and prosecute him.
This might become rather difficult, as when I was in HongKong it was under British rule, but is now under Chinese jurisdiction.
He must be a valuble man to any Foriegn Power, who cares to use his information. So dont think China, being China would admit to having him, were they asked.
The American National Security Agency is right now actively building a huge Computer data storage center somewhere in Utah.
I cant find the construction site, using World Satellite as yet, but it would eventually use Zillions of electrical power Watts, so that the power feeds and power stations could be easily traced/seen.
It is also interesting that a number of large American Company's have moved their Data bases and Head Offices into Europe over the last year....I was thinking of mentioning this shortly.
I thought it might be a result of obtaining a favourable tax breaks....But I think we all now know better, prehaps there is another whistleblower hidden undercover?
The British Prime Minister, Cameron and also the Foreign Secretary, William Hague have re-iterated that, we will never use the American 'Prism' program, since GCHQ or MI6 are not allowed by law to capture and hold personal and private persons Emails, unless a High Court Judge has been notified.
There will certainly be more information coming out tomorrows
Meanwhile the information the Guardian was given in HongKong. http://www.guardian.co.uk/http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/jun/10/european-reaction-us-surveillance-revelationshttp://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/jun/06/us-tech-giants-nsa-data
EXTRA Added Tues; 11th June
The following information was given to the British Guardian Newspaper, by whistleblower Snowdon in Hongkong.
"The National Security Agency is currently collecting all the telephone records of millions of US customers of Verizon, one of America's largest telecoms providers, under a top secret court order issued in April.
This unlimited authority will continue until July 16thhttp://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/jun/06/nsa-phone-records-verizon-court-order
Secret Prism Program taps into users data of:- Apple, Google, Facebook, Microsoft, Yahoo, PalTalk, Skype, AOL, YouTube, and
even your files stored on, Dropbox or SkyDrive.http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/jun/06/us-tech-giants-nsa-data http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/the-nsa-files