Edward Snowden and the NSA

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The British end of the material which was released by the US intelligence whistle-blower disclosing the massive campaign of global surveillance which was being run by the US and UK without the consent of their people.

UK planned to spy on Commonwealth leaders

The Guardian, June 16 2013
with Ewen MacAskill, Nick Hopkins, Julian Borger and James Ball

UK intelligence agencies planned to spy on delegates to the Commonwealth heads of government meeting in 2009, aiming to give UK ministers an advantage in talks with their Commonwealth counterparts, according to a top-secret document seen by the Guardian.

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UK spies used G20 London meetings to spy on allies

The Guardian, June 17 2013
with Ewen MacAskill, Nick Hopkins, Julian Borger and James Ball

Foreign politicians and officials who took part in two G20 summit meetings in London in 2009 had their computers monitored and their phone calls intercepted on the instructions of their British government hosts, according to documents seen by the Guardian. Some delegates were tricked into using internet cafes which had been set up by British intelligence agencies to read their email traffic.

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US agency spied on Putin communications during UK visit

The Guardian, June 17 2013
with Ewen MacAskill, Nick Hopkins, Julian Borger and James Ball

American spies based in the UK intercepted the top-secret communications of the then Russian president, Dmitry Medvedev, during his visit to Britain for the G20 summit in London, leaked documents reveal.

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GCHQ has broken into world's network of cables for phone calls and Internet traffic

The Guardian, June 21 2013
with Ewen MacAskill, Nick Hopkins, Julian Borger and James Ball

Britain's spy agency GCHQ has secretly gained access to the network of cables which carry the world's phone calls and internet traffic and has started to process vast streams of sensitive personal information which it is sharing with its American partner, the National Security Agency (NSA).

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Even MI5 feared GCHQ was trampling on civil liberties

The Guardian, June 22 2013

Senior figures inside British intelligence have been alarmed by GCHQ's secret decision to tap into transatlantic cables in order to engage in the bulk interception of phone calls and internet traffic.

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Defending The Guardian over Edward Snowden

The Guardian, October 13 2013

In the last few days, two national newspapers – the Times and The Mail – have suggested that the Guardian has been wrong to publish material leaked by Edward Snowden on the specific grounds that journalists cannot be trusted to judge what may damage national security.

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