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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

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

  • They want to find out if the NSA knows who Grace Murdoch's father is.

  • "Secretly Begged" (Score:4, Insightful)

    by bondsbw ( 888959 ) on Thursday May 01, 2014 @01:11AM (#46886847)

    Isn't that pretty much the same as talking to yourself?

  • by Anonymous Coward

    Sit in your ass munching chairs, ye bastard foes who much my dirty shits.

    If you're technology is paramount to doing good, ye bastards wouldn't be in some dark alley of some special hidden agency spending our taxes without any accountability?! Would ye be so kind as to put on public record how many times you read peoples' emails and didn't find anything? How many times ye did find something? Now, if ye be reading this message, I ponder the great expense of wasting so much of the tax dollars that could have b

  • When British Politicians want to feel good about the UK's place in the world, they talk about the special relationship. It's a bit of wordage for home consumption that
    they use to say 'We're America's most important ally.'

    It's nonsense. That visiting US politicians are politely hectored into saying it, much to the glee of this or that foreign minister, is proof of bugger all. The UK is treated like a large unsinkable aircraft carrier parked off of Europe. That Israel has NoForn access to the NSA treasure tro

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