Publication Date: January 1, 2014
October 26, 2013, protesters attending a large rally in Washington D.C. call on US President Barack Obama to put an end to the secret surveillance of Americans and people across the globe under schemes such as the "PRISM" program. The organizers of the rally also planned to submit a petition with over 575,000 signatures to Congress. / Xinhua/AP
For years, the US has touted "unrestricted Internet access" as a symbol of its national values, hailing the Internet as an open space for all that transcends traditional boundaries. However, the "PRISM" scandal has come as a huge international embarrassment ...