A new Washington Post-Pew Research Center poll asked Americans if they consider the NSA's practice of obtaining telephone calls and email through secret court orders "acceptable." As the Post's exploration of the poll results notes, some people said the government should be allowed to go even further than it actually is. As you are probably aware, the NSA PRISM whistle-blower is 29-year old IT pro Ed Snowden.
It's my opinion that most people do not really understand the issue and I think it would be very interesting to see what IT professionals answer when they are asked the same questions. I will broadly announce the survey results in a few days, perhaps even a press release. I am asking the very same questions as the Post survey, with one exception where question 5 clarifies the amount of data being monitored.
It's just 6 multiple choice questions and should take less than 2 minutes. Thanks SO much for taking the time!! Here is the link: