With all the controversy surrounding the National Security Agency’s PRISM program, millions of web users are on the hunt for alternative options. This call for better privacy policies and the assurance of security is making way for certain start-ups to rise from obscurity.
The NSA developed the PRISM program as a way to keep tabs on the massive amounts of information generated by web use every day. The controversy has arisen from accusations implicating that major tech companies (Google, Facebook, Microsoft, and Apple are all on the list) have given the NSA open access to all of their data, and by doing so have compromised the security and privacy rights of their users.
Several of the tech companies have explicitly denied giving open access, but have indicated that they do comply with specific requests for information and usage on targeted accounts.
Founded by Gabriel Weinberg in February 2008, this young start up has been making waves over the last couple of weeks. The website states that users are able to, “use