UK spies have been snooping on citizens since 1998 and aren’t about to stop anytime soon


If you thought Americans had it bad with the NSA’s PRISM spying program, the grass isn’t much greener across the pond. The Investigatory Powers Tribunal found that UK intelligence agencies GCHQ, MI5 and MI6 ran numerous bulk data collection programs for 17 years, many of which violated privacy protections listed in article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights. That means these bodies tracked citizens’ Web traffic, email metadata, as well as GPS location and device data without their consent and with barely any oversight. The program was first exposed by whistleblower Edward Snowden last September. Those intelligence agencies…

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from UK – The Next Web http://thenextweb.com/uk/2016/10/18/uk-spies-have-been-snooping-on-citizens-since-1998-and-arent-about-to-stop-anytime-soon/

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