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June 14, 2013

The intel PRISM missed about its own logo

Original photo used in surveillance programme logo taken by British photographer.

Logo for the US National Security Administration's PRISM programme.

Many questions about privacy and government secrecy have been raised since Edward Snowden leaked details on a US government surveillance programme called PRISM . Other concerns, however, were more aesthetic: What's with that logo?

It turns out the image used by the US National Security Administration (NSA) for PRISM was taken from a British photographer's personal collection. Here's the original photo by Adam Hart-Davis