Since the National Security Agency/PRISM story broke in June, there has been a fair share of artist renderings — some of them serious, others funny — trying to make sense of the government’s massive, clandestine surveillance apparatus. Over at Datacoup, a secure, commercial marketplace for personal data, a few employees decided to take a crack at what PRISM might look like as a social network to “draw a laugh and some further attention to the issue.” The result is a perfect parody.
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