Monday, March 01, 2004

"Keeping watch on the world" 

Interesting article on the NSA and its British counterpart, the GCHQ. It's especially interesting how the agencies manage to spy on their own citizens indirectly:

The two agencies simply swap each other's dirty work. GCHQ eavesdrops on calls made by American citizens and the NSA monitors calls made by British citizens, thus allowing each government plausibly to deny it has tapped its own citizens' calls.
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