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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So let me get this straight, you think that protesters are average, law abiding citizens? I grant you the following treatment is harsh if that's all they did, but who's to say they were completely innocent if they are prepared to be part of a protest (which in itself is a form of offence)? Just because the authorities have not made their past public knowledge does not prove they're innocent either!

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