UK scoops up millions of phone and email records but claims that’s not mass surveillance

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Speaking as though the last few years of spying revelations just didn’t happen, the UK’s Home Secretary Teresa May has given evidence on the controversial Investigatory Powers Bill (IPB) claiming the government does not undertake mass surveillance. In what sounds like a game of semantics, in her evidence to lawmakers on the bill that’s currently being fast-tracked into law, May admitted “bulk collection” of data, including phone and email records, but said this is not “mass surveillance.” Whatever the difference, the NSA’s former head of tech Walter Binney already said in his evidence that bulk collection costs a lot of money and wastes the time of analysts because there’s too…

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