Twitter Employees React To PRISM, the NSA's Surveillance Program

The Washington Post reported tonight that the NSA & the FBI are "tapping directly into the central servers of nine leading U.S. internet companies, extracting audio, video, photographs, e-mails, documents and connection logs." Noticeably absent from the list was Twitter, the seven-year-old startup.


  1. Since AOL, Apple, Facebook, Google, Microsoft, PalTalk, Skype, and Yahoo were named to PRISM's list of tech companies, I thought it would be interesting to see how Twitter employees reacted to the news.

    Pulling up @twitter's official Twitter list of its employees on Twitter - a list that has nearly 80,000 subscribers - I was able to take a peak into the thoughts (legally!) of 1,252 members of the social media company's flock. (It's worth noting that this list, although it is the most-subscribed-to list on Twitter, hasn't seen a significant update in quite some time now, meaning new employees' tweets may not be featured in the list's stream.)