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At a hearing in the European Parliament on Monday, the surveillance initiatives operated by the National Security Agency and its British counterpart, the Government Communications Headquarters, were the subject of legal scrutiny as part of an ongoing inquiry prompted by leaks by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden. Participating in the session was a judge who has served in the European Court of Human Rights for 15 years, a former United Nations special rapporteur on human rights and counterterrorism, and a London-based international law professor. All three agreed that the scope of the surveillance revealed in the Snowden leaks constituted violations of both European and international laws and treaties.
When our presidents are elected they swear to do only one thing, protect our constitution. So far we have 2 presidents that failed to do one menial task.
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IF you post enough telling people to THINK and don't take anything the media says as gospel, and that government agencies need to follow the constitution, they start trying to intimidate you. I was harrassed at border and Im now being followed by some of them, truly amazing.
I wouldn't put too much hope on the UK doing much against the spooks, our politicians are just as corrupt as the lot across the pond and the spooks have all the dirt required to keep the politicians in line, they may allow them a bit of room to have a quick shout so they can be seen to be doing something but its still business as usual