I made that up myself.
This reminds me of Admiral Pointdexter's Total Information Awareness efforts, which had the motto Scientia est Potentia. Organized knowledge could well be power, but for whom? The incidental collection of data on U.S. citizenrs … what could possibly go wrong?
As always, my opinions are my own, and do not reflect those of employers past, present or future.
NSA slides explain the PRISM data-collection program – The Washington Post
Through a Top-Secret program authorized by federal judges working under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA), the U.S. intelligence community can gain access to the servers of nine internet companies for a wide range of digital data. Documents describing the previously undisclosed program, obtained by The Washington Post, show the breadth of U.S. electronic surveillance capabilities.