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[3]: Comment by marcp
by Adurbe on Mon 24th Jun 2013 09:57 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by marcp"
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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"
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I'll take "what does Democracy mean?" for $500 Alex.

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RE[5]: Comment by marcp
by Adurbe on Wed 26th Jun 2013 11:26 in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by marcp"
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my comment is still correct. You really should learn how your government (whichever it may be) works as its NOT a true democracy.

From wikipedia;

"Democracy is a form of government in which all eligible citizens have an equal say in the decisions that affect their lives."

We have certain democratic rights, but we DO NOT HAVE EQUAL SAY. We elect representatives to vote on our behalf. Each representative DOES NOT have equal mandate (number of voters in one constituency vs another).

IF my MP votes in favor of additional tapping my only recourse is to vote for another representative next time.

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