Uproar over PRISM government surveillance

The NSA's PRISM program gathers data from Facebook and other online services, Xbox One will make it complicated to share games with friends, and Apple signs Sony for its iRadio music service.

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This episode of Update, get a better understanding of the controversy around the National Security Agency's PRISM program. Thanks to broadly defined security laws, the government is gathering intelligence with data from Microsoft, Google, Yahoo, AOL, Facebook, Apple and other big tech companies. The U.K.'s government is also tapped into the PRISM program. President Obama has defended PRISM and NSA gathering phone records from Verizon, AT&T and Sprint.

And that's not the only controversial tech news. Microsoft's Xbox One console will make it complicated to loan a game to a friend, and it requires an Internet connection to play games.

As Apple's WWDC announcement draws near, CNET has learned that Sony has signed a deal with Apple's streaming radio service, dubbed iRadio. Now that it has deals with three major music labels, Apple may be ready to announce this service at its keynote on Monday.

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