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[2]: Comment by marcp
by Morgan on Sat 22nd Jun 2013 22:58 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by marcp"
Morgan
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I don't think you understood marcp's point. I believe he was saying that the government leaders who have been authorizing the spying will be the ones on the run from the public at large. Personally I don't see that happening, but I'm pretty sure that was what he meant.

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