Spies have been using intelligence databases to Google themselves


A whole heap of serious spying information has just landed after an ongoing court case by the UK’s Privacy International (PI) digital rights organization filed back in 2015 has finally borne redacted, PDF-based fruit. Although the previously confidential documents published today outline the UK spying agencies’ policy to “neither confirm nor deny” the extent of bulk data collection and use of bulk personal datasets, the papers do confirm it, in rather spectacular detail. That’s not least found in the policies put in place in 2001 to try to stop spies from using these searchable databases for what could be called ‘life admin’: An example…

This story continues at The Next Web

from UK – The Next Web http://thenextweb.com/uk/2016/04/21/spies-using-sensitive-bulk-databases-google/

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