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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Are we all living in the 50's???
by AndyB on Mon 24th Jun 2013 17:18 UTC
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I apologize in advance for what I am about to say, but doesn't this all remind you of people wearing metal hats to stop aliens reading our thoughts in the 50's?

Seriously, considering they have probably being doing this for years already, do you know of anyone personally who has been affected by any of this? By personally I mean your friends/social group or you've done business with them, not just that you recognize a name in the newspaper because they have been caught for some wrong doing before.

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