British spy agency has access to global communications, shares info with NSA

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posted on Jun, 21 2013 @ 03:57 PM
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British spy agency has access to global communications, shares info with NSA


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The British spy agency GCHQ has access to the global network of communications, storing calls, Facebook posts and internet histories – and shares this data with the NSA, Edward Snowden has revealed to the Guardian in a new leak

"It's not just a US problem. The UK has a huge dog in this fight," Snowden told the Guardian. "They [GCHQ] are worse than the US."
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posted on Jun, 21 2013 @ 03:57 PM
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Project Tempora by GCHQ , aka Britain's PRISM: Think you are safe living elsewhere in the Western World or elsewhere n the world? The digital spy tentacles are not as limited as you think. See the other link provided for even more information.


Britain's Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) located in Cheltenham shared in an undated handout aerial photograph-from source


As there's different article titles, sorry if already posted, as none came up on search.

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posted on Jun, 21 2013 @ 04:05 PM
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Whoa. This is news? I've posted this on any biggish ECHELON thread for years. It's UKUSA. We share and swap data to bypass our respective privacy/search laws.

By treaty, UKUSA data can be acted on despite other laws to the contrary. So if we really "want to see that data", not that we didn't already, we can just ask the UK to toss it over the wall, and then by treaty law it's actionable, 4th amendment or no. All you need to cover your butt's a paper trail that the UK "provided the information".



posted on Jun, 21 2013 @ 04:16 PM
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Originally posted by Bedlam
Whoa. This is news? I've posted this on any biggish ECHELON thread for years. It's UKUSA. We share and swap data to bypass our respective privacy/search laws.

By treaty, UKUSA data can be acted on despite other laws to the contrary. So if we really "want to see that data", not that we didn't already, we can just ask the UK to toss it over the wall, and then by treaty law it's actionable, 4th amendment or no. All you need to cover your butt's a paper trail that the UK "provided the information".


Yes news in the mainstream. I've shared a lot of this stuff too over the years. Nothing is shocking here.



posted on Jun, 21 2013 @ 04:20 PM
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see my signature....


I keep saying this on these threads but none of this stuff is news other than the name "PRISM", everyone knows that NSA and GCHQ shear information, its been in the public domain for years. What do people think the NSA and GCHQ actually do?

that's whats surprising me, that people are so shocked that a SIGINT agency has been snooping on their phone calls.



posted on Jun, 21 2013 @ 04:44 PM
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Sure it was unclassified BUT it was never advertised by the msm. Only people involved in telecommunications and computing had a clue to the shear magnitude of the spying problem. Why the hell would nato countries spy on each other baffles me, unless of course the real threat was always the people and not political systems.

I also know about aliens living and working in underground bases from alternative sites that specialise in such stuff. When do you think this will become mainstream? 5, 10, 20, 50, 100 years from now? Maybe never???

Just because something is classified or becomes declassified at a later date does not mean that something does not exist. I get pissed having to pass my speculation as opinions all the time because msm is lazy or controlled.
edit on 21/6/13 by EarthCitizen07 because: (no reason given)



posted on Jun, 21 2013 @ 04:56 PM
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Is everybody under the impression that there is workers listening in to your convos with your girlfriend or nan?

The information is only there to be used in evidence, sure it is an invasion of privacy but certainly not nothing to fear



posted on Jun, 21 2013 @ 05:03 PM
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Originally posted by TritonTaranis
Is everybody under the impression that there is workers listening in to your convos with your girlfriend or nan?

The information is only there to be used in evidence, sure it is an invasion of privacy but certainly not nothing to fear


Read or watch video on my Snowden quote below.



posted on Jun, 21 2013 @ 05:12 PM
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Want to know what British security services are up to? NOPE! You're not allowed to know because they have issued a "D Notice" on the press in the UK.



BBC and other media groups issued with D notice to limit publication of information that could 'jeopardise national security'


Source: www.guardian.co.uk...

We're in it up to our necks and while Brazil goes absolutely bonkers over bus fares we sit back and let the Daily Mail tell us what to think...



posted on Jun, 21 2013 @ 05:18 PM
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Originally posted by PW229
Want to know what British security services are up to? NOPE! You're not allowed to know because they have issued a "D Notice" on the press in the UK.



BBC and other media groups issued with D notice to limit publication of information that could 'jeopardise national security'


Source: www.guardian.co.uk...

We're in it up to our necks and while Brazil goes absolutely bonkers over bus fares we sit back and let the Daily Mail tell us what to think...


Thanks for the link.
Indeed it's admirable what Brazil is doing.



posted on Jun, 21 2013 @ 05:24 PM
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Originally posted by TritonTaranis
Is everybody under the impression that there is workers listening in to your convos with your girlfriend or nan?

The information is only there to be used in evidence, sure it is an invasion of privacy but certainly not nothing to fear


Nothing to fear, nothing to hide eh comrade?

READ, please, just READ:

falkvinge.net...



posted on Jun, 21 2013 @ 05:29 PM
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Well duh! What ever the usa is doing the UK copys!

Most of the UK military and security is closly tied with the usa.

The UK may as well just become the 51st state!



posted on Jun, 21 2013 @ 05:32 PM
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This isn't anything new and has been around since after WW2. The Five Eyes share all kinds of stuff with each other and has been publically acknowledged for ages.

Not that the level it has gone too isn't disconcerting but this isn't anything new or breaking, unless you were completely unaware of this going on.

There is some good information on this alliance here...

www.ft.com...

ETA: The fact that all these agencies are keeping records on all their citizens is alarming. I just re read my post and it came off to me as dismissing this. I wasn't. Just pointing out that this has existed for decades.
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posted on Jun, 21 2013 @ 05:41 PM
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Originally posted by crazyewok
Well duh! What ever the usa is doing the UK copys!

Most of the UK military and security is closly tied with the usa.

The UK may as well just become the 51st state!


Actually, it's the other way around. GCHQ's TEMPORA is an even bigger operation than NSA's PRISM. I quote from the latest Guardian revelation:

"By 2010, two years after the project was first trialled, it was able to boast it had the "biggest internet access" of any member of the Five Eyes electronic eavesdropping alliance, comprising the US, UK, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.

UK officials could also claim GCHQ "produces larger amounts of metadata than NSA". (Metadata describes basic information on who has been contacting whom, without detailing the content.)"
www.guardian.co.uk...



posted on Jun, 21 2013 @ 05:44 PM
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nations with such investment in spying, and a vested interest in everything we say, or do are the ones who are committing crimes right under our noses



posted on Jun, 21 2013 @ 05:46 PM
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Originally posted by TritonTaranis
Is everybody under the impression that there is workers listening in to your convos with your girlfriend or nan?

The information is only there to be used in evidence, sure it is an invasion of privacy but certainly not nothing to fear


Spying on enemies is different than spying on everyone. Why is everyone a defacto target then? You used to need a warrant for domestic surveillance but after patriot act the lines have been greatly blurred. In effect nato countries have been spying on each other to bypass local laws which is still unethical, immoral and unnecessary.

Its the fbi job to obtain warrant for surveillance if there is a suspected crime, not the uk or australia.



posted on Jun, 21 2013 @ 05:53 PM
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Originally posted by micpsi

"By 2010, two years after the project was first trialled, it was able to boast it had the "biggest internet access" of any member of the Five Eyes electronic eavesdropping alliance, comprising the US, UK, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.


We tapped the oceanic fiber optic cables several years back.

However, you'll notice a lot of task centralization in UKUSA, you guys get certain types of info, we get certain types of info, then we do swapsies. No point in everyone doing everything.



posted on Jun, 21 2013 @ 07:26 PM
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Again we see the "we knew it all along, so what?" types coming out from under their government's wing to lead ATS opinion and make sure none of you get too upset or rowdy about the latest expose.

So, apparently, since it's all "nothing new" there's no reason to be upset. I'm sure they have good reason for not making sure you knew sooner.

Since these folks "knew all along" there's no reason to be angry. I'm sure they had good reason not to make their voices heard amongst the mainstream.

As it's all been "public knowledge for quite some time", you may as well kick back and accept it. They knew what they were doing all along.

Just assimilate, accept and it'll all be all right because you knew about it all along, didn't you? Remember? Remember???

Of course, you do. There, there, back to sleep, little ones. There's a good citizen.



posted on Jun, 22 2013 @ 01:53 AM
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Originally posted by Archie
Again we see the "we knew it all along, so what?" types coming out from under their government's wing to lead ATS opinion and make sure none of you get too upset or rowdy about the latest expose.


Sweet! A shill shouter. Can't disagree with me, or you are a government plant.



posted on Jun, 22 2013 @ 02:48 AM
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In the beginnings of Echelon... The UK could not perform surveillance on the royal family or MP's so they outsourced to the US and Canada. This was all part of Echelon... Seems things do not change so much as they stay the same.





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