The U.S. Constitution forbids the government to spy on Americans. However, that's exactly what PRISM has been doing - via snooping in, recording and collecting internet and phone communications. Despite vocal opposition to PRISM, President Barack Obama has defiantly stated it will continue. This really is a sad development, but one I repeatedly warned of beginning in 2006 on the Judiciary Report's sister site the Sound Off Column. The Constitution is a great document and it needs to be followed. What's happening is a travesty.
U.S. spy programs raise ire at home, overseas