PRISM: Moscow Teaches Its Former Subjects the Limits of American Power

What he is really doing is telling his slowly-dying country that it remains a great power and demonstrating to wavering neighbors such as Ukraine, Moldova, Azerbaijan, and Georgia that when Russia speaks, the world listens.

PRISM Fallout Casts a Pall on East-West Relations

The problem for the West’s allies is that the PRISM program sounds almost exactly like NKVD/KGB operations, from secret wiretaps to anonymous government officials analyzing reams of data to identify suspects behind black, closed doors.