Skip to comments.Spy chiefs used U.S. to run secret snoppers' charter, claims Cable after it emerges GCHQ
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 peoples 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.
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I clicked on the link and “snopper” does indeed also appear in the original.
Is this British English?
Good post, all the same.
Now the DM has picked up on the meme.
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)
Obama the Snopper...
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.
They will track everything except the Muslims visiting sites advocating jihad against the west. Wouldn’t want to violate THEIR rights.
Snoop Obama instead of Snoop Dog. Leno, Sarah and others have been zinging him with that.
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.
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?
never mind, guess it’s nothing, the article says snooper, duh me
Good gravy, this stinks to high heaven.
They didn’t stop the underwear bomber despite warnings from his own father and Nappy claiming “The system worked”.
They probably offered to teach them pressure cooker 101.
No, just some journo tit that cant spell.
Apropos of nothing, Snoppy is my favorite Peanuts character.
The only “terrorists” our government seems capable of stopping are those morons dumb enough to buy fake explosives from the feds.
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.
Right. All the ones the Feds stopped “can’t be mentioned because they stopped them before they happened” (or some such nonsense from Feinstein
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