The US National Security Agency's PRISM program continues to dominate cyber news. See Director of National Intelligence Clapper's official statement (and the accompanying factsheet) for background. He maintains (as even legal observers with a strong libertarian bent generally concede) that the program is fully legal, properly disclosed, and fenced with privacy safeguards. Consult various op-eds for mixed reaction to the program as a matter of policy.
The leaker, who outed himself over the weekend, is currently in Hong Kong, whence the US is widely expected to extradite him.
Companies named in PRISM reports, especially Google, strongly deny that NSA has or had direct access to their servers. Industry analysts continue to debate the economic impact of the program's disclosure. Security observers point out the episode reteaches an old-lesson: low-level employees often pose the greatest security risks.
Officials in the UK face Parliamentary questions over the Government Communications Headquarters' (GCHQ) alleged involvement with PRISM. The Sino-American summit wrapped up as expected, with the US talking a hardline on cyber with China, and with China piously averring its commitment to being a good cyber neighbor.
Elsewhere in the world Israel's prime minister Netanyahu says that Iran has increased its operations against Israeli networks. The Syrian Electronic Army (in this respect viewed as an Iranian sock puppet) claims its attack on Haifa's water system was in fact successful, not thwarted as Israel claimed.
IPv6, not yet widely adopted, has already become a target for hackers.
Tomorrow's Patch Tuesday will include fixes for Macs.