Article 3VJWJ Watchdog: UK spies engaged in illegal surveillance from 2001-2012

Watchdog: UK spies engaged in illegal surveillance from 2001-2012

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Cory Doctorow
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The UK Investigatory Powers Tribunal has ruled that GCHQ (the UK's domestic surveillance apparatus) illegally engaged in mass surveillance for more than a decade (starting after 9/11), during which time the foreign secretaries who were supposed to be overseeing their activities "delegated powers without oversight," allowing the spies to police their own activities. (Images: Defense Images, CC-BY-SA; Cryteria, CC-BY)

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