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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It's become part of life, sadly....
by gan17 on Sat 22nd Jun 2013 17:48 UTC
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This is all being carried out without any form of public acknowledgement or debate.

Ever been to London lately? The amount of surveillance cameras there is insane. I think people there don't even bother arguing anymore.

Kind of similar to where I live, Singapore. We know we're being monitored constantly, but most just don't give a sh*t anymore. Even the petty criminals (small-time dealers, loansharks, knock-off goods pirates) just live in denial, constantly telling themselves "they'll ignore me and only go after the big fish".

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