Lo scandalo, tutto da verificare, rivelato sul Guardian e amplificato dal Washington Post inerente al programma di spionaggio delle comunicazioni via telefono e web della NSA, nome in codice PRISM, che sta mettendo in difficoltà l'amministrazione Obama, spiegato coi numeri.
1.477: The number of times data obtained via PRISM has been cited in the president's daily intelligence briefing.
1 in 7: The proportion of NSA intelligence reports using raw material from PRISM.
77.000: The number of intelligence reports that have cited PRISM.
2.000: The number of PRISM-based reports issued per month.
24.005: The number of PRISM-based reports issued in 2012 alone, which was a 27 percent increase from the previous year.
9: The number of tech companies whose servers NSA has access to via PRISM.
6: The number of years PRISM has been in operation.
2: The number of presidential administrations PRISM has operated under.
51 percent: The minimum confidence of a target's "foreignness" when an NSA analyst uses PRISM.
248 percent: The increase in 2012 in the number of Skype communications intercepted via PRISM
131 percent: The increase in 2012 in PRISM requests for Facebook data.
63 percent: The increase in 2012 in PRISM requests for Google data.
$20 million: The annual cost of PRISM.
$8 billion: The estimated annual budget of the NSA.
35.000 to 55.000: The estimated number of employees at the NSA.
0: The number of times Twitter has agreed to participate in PRISM.
1: The number of ad campaigns by Microsoft, the first company to agree to participate in PRISM, in which the company declares "your privacy is our priority."