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 Janvl on Sat 22nd Jun 2013 14:26 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by marcp"
Janvl
Member since:
2007-02-20

Reactions like that would have been the ultimate wet dream for Erich Honecker.

Just a little advise, look up he word democracy in a dictionary.

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RE[3]: Comment by marcp
by Adurbe on Mon 24th Jun 2013 09:57 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by marcp"
Adurbe Member since:
2005-07-06

Who lives in a Democracy?

In the UK we are a Constitutional monarchy (as are most of the commonwealth) and America is a Republic... as far as I am aware, there isn't a single true democracy in the world..

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RE[4]: Comment by marcp
by benytocamela on Mon 24th Jun 2013 23:24 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by marcp"
benytocamela Member since:
2013-05-16

I'll take "what does Democracy mean?" for $500 Alex.

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