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jaclaz

Where "PRISM" come from?

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What if the name "PRISM" actually came from an actual prism splitter of optical fibers? :unsure:

An unrelated image :w00t: , just to provide some colour to this post ;):

light_passing_through_prism_iphone_5_case.jpg

A more related (but dullish) image B) :

non-polarizing-optical-cube-beam-splitter-57692-2566537.jpg

Some actual references :yes: :

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/06/06/nsa-prism-data-mining_n_3399310.html

http://seattletimes.com/html/politics/2004001159_spying08.html

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mark_Klein

https://www.eff.org/files/filenode/att/SER_klein_decl.pdf

At least it would make sense lexically. :angel

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What if the name "PRISM" actually came from an actual prism splitter of optical fibers? :unsure:

An unrelated image :w00t: , just to provide some colour to this post ;):

light_passing_through_prism_iphone_5_case.jpg

Very good. I like that analogy. Since a crystal like that can separate "white" light into its constituent colors or wavelengths, the white light represents a mixed stream of communications and the individual colors are the specific ones that they pull out.

It would seem they got lucky with that name. Or not :whistle:

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