Ed Snowden, Whistleblower, was a SysAdmin

Matt Simmons at Standalone Sysadmin writes:

What PRISM does is apparently allow the National Security Agency (NSA) access to the providers’ databases (probably through an API of some kind). Strangely enough, all of the providers have been claiming not to take part while the government has spent its time claiming that PRISM is legal. That’s an uncomfortable disconnect.

But as I said, all of this is top-secret. You and I wouldn’t even know if its existence if it weren’t for Edward Snowden.

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Stephen Foskett

Stephen Foskett is an active participant in the world of enterprise information technology, currently focusing on enterprise storage, server virtualization, networking, and cloud computing. He organizes the popular Tech Field Day event series for Gestalt IT and runs Foskett Services. A long-time voice in the storage industry, Stephen has authored numerous articles for industry publications, and is a popular presenter at industry events. He can be found online at,, and on Twitter at @SFoskett.

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