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NSA slides

NSA's slides leave a lot to be desired, according to at least one designer. (FCW graphic)

According to one presentation deck making the rounds, the National Security Agency's biggest transgression is not its massive data-gathering efforts. It's the painful aesthetics of its PowerPoint slides describing the Prism program.

In a presentation posted to Slideshare, Paris-based designer Emiland De Cubber wrote: "Dear NSA, you can do whatever you want with my data. But not with my eyes. Those slides are hideous."

De Cubber goes on to recreate several of the now-famous slides with significantly more polish. Check out the full presentation below:

The IBM Center for the Business of Government on June 10 released a how-to guide for agencies seeking to better visualize data. Perhaps the NSA staffers can read and then revise.

Posted by Troy K. Schneider on Jun 12, 2013 at 8:58 PM


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