This ODNI briefing from 15 May 2007 describes the rationale for ICREACH and the scale of metadata sharing that was envisioned: see the Intercept article The Surveillance Engine: How the NSA Built Its Own Secret Google, 25 August 2014.
In his first live video appearance, Edward Snowden has just participated in a panel at SXSW alongside the ACLU’s Ben Wizner – one of his legal advisors – and Chris Soghoian.
In interviews before the event, both Ben Wizner and the Washington Post’s Barton Gellman explained Snowden’s motivation for speaking at the SXSW Interactive Festival, with Gellman pointing out that “The tech community has been pretty disturbed” by Snowden’s revelations and “This is a group he wants to influence.”
Originally posted 11 October 2013 on WikiLeaks
Six video clips of Edward Snowden receiving the Sam Adams Award for Integrity in Intelligence have been released by WikiLeaks. The award was presented to him by ex-CIA analyst Ray McGovern.
In the videos Snowden comments: “People all over the world are realising that these [surveillance] programs don’t make us more safe. They hurt our economy, they hurt our country, they limit our ability to speak and think and live and be creative; to have relationships, to associate freely.”
He continues: “We have an executive of the Department of Justice that’s unwilling to prosecute high officials who lied to Congress and the country on camera, but they’ll stop at nothing to persecute someone who told them the truth. And that’s a fundamentally dangerous thing to democracy.”
Watch the videos here: http://wikileaks.org/Video-Edward-Snowden-wins-Sam.html
Nineteen slides from a 41-slide April 2013 NSA presentation describing the PRISM collection of data via internet service providers, “the SIGAD most used in NSA reporting.” Slides have been published gradually by several media organisations: see the Washington Post article NSA slides explain the PRISM data-collection program, 6 June 2013.