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GCHQ intercepted foreign politicians' communications at G20 summits
The Guardian ^ | 16 June 2013 | Ewen MacAskill, Nick Davies, Nick Hopkins, Julian Borger and James Ball

Posted on 06/16/2013 2:51:15 PM PDT by CMB_polarization

Foreign politicians and officials who took part in two G20 summit meetings in London in 2009 had their computers monitored and their phone calls intercepted on the instructions of their British government hosts, according to documents seen by the Guardian. Some delegates were tricked into using internet cafes which had been set up by British intelligence agencies to read their email traffic.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 1984; eavesdropping; espionage; gchq; nsa; spying
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To: CMB_polarization

use PGP or one-time-pads

41 posted on 06/16/2013 6:11:37 PM PDT by RockyTx
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To: plain talk

Heroes in this case....are not existent.

First, there are a small circle of Senators who likely knew all of the basic details to Snowden’s accusations, for several years, and never told the NSA to hold back. Each of these ladies and gentlemen knew there were violations of American law being committed.

Second, there is a US Army general in charge of NSA, who is honor-bound to obey American law. He has failed at his oath.

Third, this Snowden character is narcissist and this tendency should have been demonstrated at various such a degree....that his clearance should have been revoked. They should have tested this guy yearly, and followed his comments that he posted on-line. He was a problem, waiting to occur.

Fourth and final....none of this is a Bush or Obama issue. NSA and the programs all started years ago, and mostly run on automatic. Congress grants them billions and a President likely gets an hour or two a week in briefings from them. This digital library of sorts being built in Utah? It needs to be separated from the agency and controlled by a totally separate unit, with a federal judge on the site...twenty-four hours a day (shift-work if necessary). That judge needs to appear in front of Congress quarterly and be the gate-keeper to prevent abuse from political figures. If he fails to do his job....he needs to do jail-time.

42 posted on 06/16/2013 6:53:35 PM PDT by pepsionice
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To: pepsionice


Id rather take my chances with a nuke thank you very much.

Government is NOT to be trusted. I live in a 95% republican county and these jackholes are all pay to play. It is as corrupt as the senate. Hundreds of millions stolen and this is just our county.

43 posted on 06/16/2013 7:10:31 PM PDT by LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget (God punishes Conservatives by making them argue with fools.)
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To: Strategerist
A couple of things:

Yes I think Snowden was right in exposing the NSA's overreach of spying on all Americans.

You assume that Snowden read every single item he gave to the Guardian, if he read this and still chose to turn it over then he was wrong.

If the NSA thinks that privacy of Americans is not something that should be respected, should the NSA expect their privacy to be respected?

44 posted on 06/16/2013 7:37:39 PM PDT by Robert DeLong (u)
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To: CMB_polarization

Snowden was disappointed in Obama in that he bashed Bush about spying on Americans but then expanded the program.

Since it came out, Obama has tried to justify it and stay above the scandal. Snowden has been trashed and the left tries to discredit him and downplay the seriousness of the spying. Yet they attacked Bush relentlessly for less. But Snowden’s beef is with the president and he doesn’t plan on ever coming back to America to stand trial. Releasing this information hurts Obama.

Snowden will keep landing punches because Obama will keep ignoring him and the spying and the left will keep trying to fight Snowden.

I hope Snowden has audio of embarrassing conversations of famous people because that will wake up a few more people by personalizing the spying.

45 posted on 06/17/2013 12:50:26 AM PDT by Rad_J
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To: driftdiver


- Sorry -


“Maybe a little blow” - Obama’s own words in his first book


My “Bite the pill” comment refers to what Heinrich Himmler did biting down on the hidden cyanide pill in his mouth after he was captured.....

I figured putting a current NAZI’S name there “might not be prudent” at this time


46 posted on 06/17/2013 8:00:01 AM PDT by devolve (----- ----- ----- it not unlegal iffen I do*s it ----- ----- -----)
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