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British Spy Chiefs Secretly Begged To Play In NSA's Data Pools 43

Advocatus Diaboli (1627651) writes "Britain's electronic surveillance agency, Government Communications Headquarters, has long presented its collaboration with the National Security Agency's massive electronic spying efforts as proportionate, carefully monitored, and well within the bounds of privacy laws. But according to a top-secret document in the archive of material provided to The Intercept by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, GCHQ secretly coveted the NSA's vast troves of private communications and sought 'unsupervised access' to its data as recently as last year – essentially begging to feast at the NSA's table while insisting that it only nibbles on the occasional crumb."
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British Spy Chiefs Secretly Begged To Play In NSA's Data Pools

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  • by Anonymous Coward on Thursday May 01, 2014 @12:41AM (#46886741)

    We now know the chief's mustache is from the NSA's chocolate pie... or perhaps a dirty Sanchez.

  • by Anonymous Coward on Thursday May 01, 2014 @01:10AM (#46886845)

    "Great Britain" does not deserve the word "Great" anymore because it is now nothing more than a client state of the United States of America.

    As a client state, Britain (without the word "Great") must beg its master for everything.

    NSA's treasure trove was not the only thing that Britain feasts on the leftover from the USA --- The ICBMs that Britain's submarines use, the Trident, was passed down from USA.

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