Shutting stable door…Horse gone…Why do you have to spy on all of us when you arent even very good at spying on the spies?…All phrases that spring to mind. But lots of links from this article to other sources. If the Chinese can do this, what are the US doing to them??
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Of course, Europe does not include Wee Willie Hague, the UK’s freedom-loving Foreign Secretary. Crimes of the powerful include telling us we have nothing to fear “if we’re normal.” They also include smearing whistleblowers. the problem, messieurs les gouvernment, consists in you being caught exceeding your powers and breaking the Rule of Law, not searching for whoever “betrayed” you. They didnt betray you, they told the citizens that you were betraying them. Now, how do we prosecute you for breaking the basic laws of democracy?
“At the very least, the fuzzy cases Feinstein and Clapper are boasting about demonstrate the need for far more transparency on these tools. If they’re justifying a gross incursion on American privacy, in part because they helped track down an informant our intelligence services lost track of — and created false positives based on hair bleach purchases — then we need to seriously reconsider their use.”…Indeed!
You have nothing to fear if you tell the truth, are normal or whatever, eh, Wee Willie Hague? I wonder if we will ever get the full story on this case?