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Spy chiefs used U.S. to run secret snoppers' charter, claims Cable after it emerges GCHQ
Daily Mail UK ^ | PUBLISHED: 05:27 EST, 9 June 2013 | UPDATED: 19:35 EST, 9 June 2013 | By Mark Duell, Ian Drury and Tamara Cohen

Posted on 06/09/2013 5:49:14 PM PDT by Perdogg

Spy chiefs used U.S. to run secret snoppers' charter, claims Cable after it emerges GCHQ trawled through private information

Spy chiefs may have been operating a secret ‘snoopers’ charter’ to track people’s internet use in the UK, a senior Government minister has admitted.

Business Secretary Vince Cable made the claim after it emerged GCHQ trawled through private information, including emails, photographs and social networking pages, harvested by a secret U.S. surveillance programme.

Critics accused agents at the listening post of attempting to bypass British law by sending requests for intercepts to American authorities – a claim denounced as ‘fanciful nonsense’ by Foreign Secretary William Hague.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; Foreign Affairs; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: 0bamariggingamerika; dersnoopyness; fundamentaljackwagon; icanhearyounow; nsa; snoopyhussein0bama; yourpapersplease

1 posted on 06/09/2013 5:49:14 PM PDT by Perdogg
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To: Perdogg

I clicked on the link and “snopper” does indeed also appear in the original.

Is this British English?

Good post, all the same.


2 posted on 06/09/2013 5:56:49 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: Mrs. Don-o

Now the DM has picked up on the meme.


3 posted on 06/09/2013 5:58:43 PM PDT by Black Agnes
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To: Black Agnes

What meme? It “meme” the word for the truth that our intelligence agencies are engaged in domestic spying to a level never before seen on earth, including the Stasi and North Korea? (neither of which could ever -hope- to have the information that our agencies have amassed)


4 posted on 06/09/2013 6:03:01 PM PDT by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office.)
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To: Perdogg

Obama the Snopper...


5 posted on 06/09/2013 6:05:01 PM PDT by Hotlanta Mike ("Governing a great nation is like cooking a small fish - too much handling will spoil it." Lao Tzu)
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To: DesertRhino

The Guardian is a lefty paper in the UK. DM is more mainstream/rightwing. It means this is getting play over the whole political spectrum in the UK.

This is a good thing.


6 posted on 06/09/2013 6:06:11 PM PDT by Black Agnes
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To: Perdogg

They will track everything except the Muslims visiting sites advocating jihad against the west. Wouldn’t want to violate THEIR rights.


7 posted on 06/09/2013 6:07:19 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Inside every liberal and WOD defender is a totalitarian screaming to get out.)
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To: DesertRhino

Snoop Obama instead of Snoop Dog. Leno, Sarah and others have been zinging him with that.


8 posted on 06/09/2013 6:09:49 PM PDT by lodi90
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To: Blood of Tyrants

If they really wanted to protect us from terrorists, they would protect our borders and stop willfully importing terrorists.

They need open borders and immigration stupidity to justify spying on us.


9 posted on 06/09/2013 6:11:43 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: gaijin

I have never heard the word snopper before so I googled it. There’s apparently a “content grabber” for searching the net known as a sonic snopper?? Anyone else know what a snopper is?


10 posted on 06/09/2013 6:14:38 PM PDT by knak (The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing)
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To: knak

never mind, guess it’s nothing, the article says snooper, duh me


11 posted on 06/09/2013 6:17:27 PM PDT by knak (The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing)
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To: Perdogg
Yet they didn't notice that cute curlyheaded pothead Djokhar and his buff brother Tamerlan even though the Russians were jumping up and down and pointing at them?

Good gravy, this stinks to high heaven.

12 posted on 06/09/2013 6:17:51 PM PDT by Mrs. Don-o ("You can obseve a lot just by watchin'." - Yogi Berra)
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To: Mrs. Don-o

They didn’t stop the underwear bomber despite warnings from his own father and Nappy claiming “The system worked”.


13 posted on 06/09/2013 6:24:18 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Mrs. Don-o
Yet they didn't notice that cute curlyheaded pothead Djokhar and his buff brother Tamerlan even though the Russians were jumping up and down and pointing at them?

They probably offered to teach them pressure cooker 101.

14 posted on 06/09/2013 6:25:05 PM PDT by Black Agnes
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To: gaijin

typo


15 posted on 06/09/2013 6:26:32 PM PDT by expat2
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To: gaijin

No, just some journo tit that cant spell.


16 posted on 06/09/2013 6:38:50 PM PDT by davemac.439
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To: Perdogg

Apropos of nothing, Snoppy is my favorite Peanuts character.


17 posted on 06/09/2013 6:43:29 PM PDT by Redcloak (Winter is coming.)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

The only “terrorists” our government seems capable of stopping are those morons dumb enough to buy fake explosives from the feds.


18 posted on 06/09/2013 6:44:24 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: cripplecreek

You got that right. I can’t think of any the Feds have stopped. ALL seem to have been stopped by civilians, or local and state cops. No feds.


19 posted on 06/09/2013 7:25:15 PM PDT by PghBaldy (12/14 - 930am -rampage begins... 12/15 - 1030am - Obama's advance team scouts photo-op locations.)
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To: PghBaldy

Right. All the ones the Feds stopped “can’t be mentioned because they stopped them before they happened” (or some such nonsense from Feinstein


20 posted on 06/09/2013 7:46:22 PM PDT by bunster
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To: PghBaldy

< You got that right. I can’t think of any the Feds have stopped. ALL seem to have been stopped by civilians, or local and state cops. No feds. >

It’s almost as if they aren’t even trying.


21 posted on 06/09/2013 7:58:48 PM PDT by Nita Nupress
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To: Nita Nupress
The problem has become we rely upon systems to do the dirty work long done by street agents and sources like CIs and cooperating informants. It has been implanted in our psyche, that is, we are into video games, result without verbal or physical interaction.
22 posted on 06/09/2013 8:24:42 PM PDT by Mouton (108th MI Group.....68-71)
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To: gaijin

Daily Mail is an awesome source, but their proofreading is apparently non-existent.


23 posted on 06/09/2013 9:40:51 PM PDT by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears (The Buck Stops Over There.)
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To: gaijin
I clicked on the link and “snopper” does indeed also appear in the original.

At first I thought it meant to say "secret shopper"

24 posted on 06/09/2013 9:43:21 PM PDT by Cementjungle
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To: Perdogg

The avalanche is truly happening. To the extent that Obama may well soon say, “Folks, doggone it, this Presidentin’ isn’t worth all this time away from my family ... Folks love Joe Biden, so I’m excited to have him leadin’ the folks, folks...”


25 posted on 06/09/2013 10:19:16 PM PDT by JennysCool (My hypocrisy goes only so far)
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To: cripplecreek

Bane of all information gathers, if no one can interpret information what value is there gathering.


26 posted on 06/09/2013 11:19:08 PM PDT by Nailbiter
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To: Perdogg

~~~secret snoppers’ charter~~~

Wow, what loosers they have for editors!!!

LOL (yes, that was on purpose)


27 posted on 06/10/2013 1:31:29 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: Redcloak

I think you mean Peanutts character.

Don’t forget Wouldstock!!

:)


28 posted on 06/10/2013 1:33:03 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: Cementjungle

Maybe it meant “Top secret shopper”?


29 posted on 06/10/2013 1:34:09 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: F15Eagle

Or a “Secret top shopper”. Someone who buys tops... secretly.


30 posted on 06/10/2013 1:46:58 AM PDT by Cementjungle
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To: gaijin

Interesting. I didn’t know anyone snopped anymore. It’s such a 20th century thing.


31 posted on 06/10/2013 3:09:46 AM PDT by ThanhPhero (Khach hanh huong den La Vang)
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To: gaijin

“I clicked on the link and “snopper” does indeed also appear in the original.

Is this British English?”

I’m in my 70’s, and I learned at a very young age to never argue with a Brit re their usage and spelling of English. It is their language. :)


32 posted on 06/10/2013 6:29:46 AM PDT by Grampa Dave ('How empty and dead' were they to let Chris Stevens, one of them , die for 'Obama-Clinton fiction?')
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To: JennysCool
The avalanche is truly happening.

Keep it coming. Could we get some incriminating info. on the massive vote fraud in the 2012 election?

33 posted on 06/10/2013 7:25:10 AM PDT by ELS
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To: Grampa Dave

I love British English and there are many times I’ve been told by Brits that the Americans have corrupted and bastardized their language. However, I am amazed that so many Brits apparently didn’t learn the Queen’s English or they prefer not to make use of it, as evidenced by the huge number of posts I see on Facebook by Englishmen with no spelling or punctuation etc.


34 posted on 06/10/2013 11:08:41 AM PDT by Sender (It's never too late to be who you could have been.)
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To: Sender

“I love British English and there are many times I’ve been told by Brits that the Americans have corrupted and bastardized their language. However, I am amazed that so many Brits apparently didn’t learn the Queen’s English or they prefer not to make use of it, as evidenced by the huge number of posts I see on Facebook by Englishmen with no spelling or punctuation etc.”

The Brits like Americans have a % of failures when it comes to using their language.

Decades ago we had this sweet senior citizen Brit, who used to read one or both of the lessons at our church.

I told our priest, that we couldn’t understand her and we got headaches on readings more than a couple of simple paragraphs.

He ignored us until a group of better educated Brit Ladies told him to stop her from reading she was a disgrace their language. He finally did stop her.


35 posted on 06/10/2013 11:28:34 AM PDT by Grampa Dave ('How empty and dead' were they to let Chris Stevens, one of them , die for 'Obama-Clinton fiction?')
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To: Blood of Tyrants

“They will track everything except the Muslims visiting sites advocating jihad against the west. Wouldn’t want to violate THEIR rights.”

BINGO.

Pre-internet, the spooks would comb through every newspaper, magazine and academic journal, record tv and radio, copy and file all the letters to the editor from the kooks, read mail to and from the USSR and the chi -comms, and mostly ignore anything that didnt fit their target of those who plot against America.

NOW WE PATRIOTS ARE THE TARGETS, and the real enemies of America, the jihadis and their marxist allies ARE PROTECTED.

And the real bad part of this is that whatever capability we had to fight the M&M’s will be degraded by the over-reaching of the politically correct and fascist-tending morons at NSA / DHS, and by these revelations.


36 posted on 06/10/2013 8:33:13 PM PDT by Yehuda
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To: Hotlanta Mike

Re: Title, what’s a ‘snopper’? I thought it was ‘snooper’.


37 posted on 06/12/2013 10:32:23 AM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (PRISON AT BENGHAZI?????)
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To: Yehuda

Maybe patriotic pro-constitutionalists should start a blog site entitled “Black Muslim gay illegal aliens for America”.. LOL


38 posted on 06/12/2013 10:34:18 AM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (PRISON AT BENGHAZI?????)
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To: Yehuda

Everyone should go plant “Stop Jihad Now!” signs at the local mosque.


39 posted on 06/12/2013 11:19:25 AM PDT by Paladin2 (;-))
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America

Whatever happened to that lesbian paraplegic jihadi homicide bomber?


40 posted on 06/13/2013 10:38:50 AM PDT by Yehuda
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To: Paladin2

Start with “Crush jihad: don’t spend with muslim businesses”.


41 posted on 06/13/2013 10:39:35 AM PDT by Yehuda
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