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The NSA's much-discussed PRISM initiative has attracted criticism galore from political activists, but now it has come up against serious opposition: a ticked-off designer offended by the poor quality of the NSA's slideware.

The designer in question is Emiland De Cubber, a slideware professional who has declared the NSA “can do whatever you want with my data. But not with my eyes.”

De Cubber has a point: the PRISM slides are terrible, as typified by the one below.

The claimed PRISM participants

He's therefore done the NSA new deck. Here's one example: a reconstruction of the slide above.

Emiland De Cubber's alternative NSA slide deck

Emiland De Cubber's alternative NSA slide deck

He's even given PRISM a lovable logo and tagline.

Emiland De Cubber's alternative PRISM logo

PRISM seems much less threatening now!

It's hard to fault De Cubber's rework of the NSA's deck. It's also hard to imagine PRISM's reported $20m budget being stretched to acquire his services: keeping up appearances may not be high on the NSA's to-do list right now. ®

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