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Snowden Leak Exposes UK Government’s Citizen Spying, Links to GCHQ

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Snowden Leak Exposes UK Government’s Citizen Spying, Links to GCHQ

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This article was posted on Monday, 12:06, UTC.

In a classified document leaked by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden five of the U.K.’s ‘intercepting law enforcement agencies’ have accessed millions of U.K. citizens phone records and Internet activity. Dated March 9, 2011, the leaked document, published by The Intercept, identifies the MI5, the National Crime Agency previously known as the Serious Organized Crime Agency, the Police Service of Northern Ireland, the Scottish Recording Centre, and HMRC. All five were part of the Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) secret government programme known as the MILKWHITE Enrichment Service (MES). Interestingly, enough, it is the mention of the PSNI, which has been leaked…

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