SAN JOSE (KCBS) – The National Security Agency may soon reveal more details of its secret surveillance program following word from tech giants about the number of user data requests by the government, according to the chairwoman of the Senate Intelligence Committee.
Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) said the NSA will release on Monday a list of specific terrorist attacks foiled by its PRISM secret surveillance program. Last week, NSA Director Keith Alexander told a Senate panel that caution needed to be taken on what information is released.
Following last Friday’s disclosure by Facebook that it received up to 10,000 requests for user data during the second half of 2012, Apple said it received it received up to 5,000 requests. The companies however were not permitted to disclose which government agencies were requesting that data.