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Originally posted by rickyrrr
This whole citizen espionage thing is like the emperor's clothes: Everybody who actually cares already knows we are being spied on. But the person next to you on the bus doesn't know that you know and you don't know that they know. So the emperor must be fully clothed since nobody is acknowledging it, that is until a leak happens.
Regardless of whether this news story is true or not, are we so naive to believe that you can get away with saying anything potentially of defense interest
Do we need somebody in the media to come and tell us?
Thank you for your email. The story was withdrawn from the Observer and the Guardian website after concerns were raised about one of the sources. However, as the thrust of the story was based on the Observer's analysis of declassified NSA documents and a European parliament report, the key allegations were republished on the website. The Observer is confident that its interpretation of the evidence is correct - that the documents demonstrate the existence of third party agreements for EU member states to supply communications data to the NSA under arrangements that have largely escaped public scrutiny.