President Barack Obama's administration is facing controversy after revelations of details of massive programs run by the National Security Agency for collecting information from telephone and Internet companies.
The Washington Post and Britain's Guardian newspaper on Thursday published top-secret information from inside NSA that described how the agency gathered masses of email data from prominent Internet firms, including Google, Facebook and Apple under the PRISM program. Some of the companies denied that the NSA and FBI had "direct access" to their central servers. [Source: Yahoo! News]
In the cartoon from The Daily Telegraph, Blower uses a parody of Shepard Fairey's iconic Obama 'Hope' poster to portray the President as a snoop. The headphones and listening device are equipment you associate with spies and spying.
If someone snoops on a person, they watch them secretly in order to find out things about their life. • Governments have been known to snoop on innocent citizens. Snoop is also a noun. • Most finders of lost smartphones are snoops.
• NSA Snooping (Cagle.com)