A Frank Admission to the American People
It has recently come to light that w3sec has been actively involved in – some would say the driving force behind – the National Security Agency’s massive global surveillance network called “PRISM“. I am writing this, not to apologize to the citizens of the United States, but to debrief you. In truth, we are not ashamed of our role in this scandal. Some unbelievable, borderline fantastic, engineering has gone on behind these walls, and we firmly believe that the work we put into PRISM will one day save our great country from another 9/11.
Our role in these events dates back to November of 2001, when I received a telephone call from an unnamed NSA agent. “We need to monitor and record the actions of every human being on Earth in real-time; lives depend on this. Get it operational in two years or the lowest bidder takes the contract.” “We can have it done in one.”
To quote the immortal words of Captain James Tiberius Kirk of the USS Enterprise, he commanded: “Make it so.”
As promised, after one year of blood, sweat, a torrent of backdoor contracts with telecommunications providers across the globe, and a pinch of ingenuity, the preliminary version of what would become PRISM was delivered. On January 1, 2003, the system was flipped on into production as a ball dropped in Times Square.
In short, yes, America, you are being watched. Yes, Europe, you are being watched. Yes, to all not thus far specified, we see and hear everything you do or will ever do. To the 99% of you, as the saying goes: keep calm and carry on; the National Security Agency cares not of the trivia of your lives.
To the 1% of you, who may think to threaten the lives of your fellow man: run. Run and hide, lest the swift blade of justice introduce you to a bitter and unpleasant end.