Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 21st Jun 2013 19:08 UTC
Legal "Britain's spy agency GCHQ has secretly gained access to the network of cables which carry the world's phone calls and internet traffic and has started to process vast streams of sensitive personal information which it is sharing with its American partner, the National Security Agency. The sheer scale of the agency's ambition is reflected in the titles of its two principal components: Mastering the Internet and Global Telecoms Exploitation, aimed at scooping up as much online and telephone traffic as possible. This is all being carried out without any form of public acknowledgement or debate." Woah.
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RE: Comment by marcp
by AndyB on Sat 22nd Jun 2013 14:12 UTC in reply to "Comment by marcp"
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Well you basically have 3 options:

1) Stop using telephones and the internet.

2) Be vary wary in the knowledge that someone may be tracking your every conversation.

3) Carry on regardless.

Personally, i'm with the 3rd option! Much as I don't like that governments can track my communications, if you live a decent, law abiding life then you have nothing to worry about. I'm not saying you have to be a saint all the time, we all have our wobbles and do daft stuff from time to time, but if you are generally law abiding then there is really nothing to worry about!

Edited 2013-06-22 14:13 UTC

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