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 marcp on Sat 22nd Jun 2013 21:15 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by marcp"
marcp
Member since:
2007-11-23

These are your options, my authority-loving friend. It doesn't mean there aren't other.

Let me tell you one thing as the simplest example here:
People involved in PRISM were also using it to ... spy on their own wives and relatives.
Where's decency? where's good behavior and ethics? It's like your god telling you to avoid killing and killing people in the same time.

Maybe now you'll see the point.

POWER CORRUPTS. TRANSPARENCY IS THE KEY AND SOLUTION.

Sorry for the caps, but it had to be said this way.

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RE[3]: Comment by marcp
by zima on Thu 27th Jun 2013 20:36 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by marcp"
zima Member since:
2005-07-06

Where's decency? where's good behavior and ethics? It's like your god telling you to avoid killing and killing people in the same time.

Isn't that what pretty much all the gods do? ;)

PS. Another danger - easier spying on foreign officials, and having that way some leverage over them.

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