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Mass surveillance "legal"
« on: Tuesday, 17 June, 2014 @ 16:39:22 »
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The mass interception and surveillance of UK citizens’ activity on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Google is legal, the government’s top anti-terror chief has said.

In the first detailed defence of the UK’s surveillance policies since the Snowden revelations, Charles Farr, the director general of the Office for Security and Counter-Terrorism, has said that the surveillance of such popular sites is legal because their US origins means they count as “external communications”.
http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/mass-surveillance-of-uk-citizens-on-facebook-youtube-and-google-is-legal-says-official-9543455.html