People are still receiving similar treatment for their sexual preference in probably more than half of the (inhabited) world. They should drop some decent coin on an Alan Turing foundation (which probably already exists) and actually contribute to emancipation. What a farce.
In all fairness, it does sound a wee bit like the start of disaster sci-fi movie. An interesting one even. Some asteroids, massive amounts of greed, a cute alien race risking their life and limb for our increasingly idiotic and helpless humanity.
As a European I'm not sure what to think of this. I was more shocked about the fact that so many people thought that an organisation like the NSA was able to do their work by reading public blogs and newspapers, than I was about the actual PRISM news.
Now it's just waiting for the next big terrorist attack which able to amass funds because of the EU no longer data sharing.