Spying on the world: Listening to calls and reading e-mails from 7 billion human needles?

Cactus_close-up,_but_dont_get_too_close,_ouch! / wikimedia *

Cactus_close-up,_but_don’t_get_too_close,_ouch! / wikimedia *

“We look at needles, we look at friends of needles …”
Iain Lobban, Britain’s head of electronic eavesdropping agency GCHQ (1)

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“Intelligence services of five English countries
have joined resources to spy on the whole world.
The US is the most resourceful; its closest ties are with British GCHQ.
But CANADA. AUSTRALIA and NEW ZEALAND are also contributing.”
RT (2)

Cactus  by Tina Phillips / freedigitalphotos.net *

Cactus by Tina Phillips / freedigitalphotos.net *

(1) speaking during a questioning hearing by parliament’s Intelligence and Security Committee in London on November 7, 2013, GCHQ Chief Claims They Don’t Look at All Collected Data, by Gabriela Vatu, November 7th, 2013 : “If the Internet is a hay field, we are trying to collect haystacks, and fragments of needles. We look at needles, we look at friends of needles – we do not look at the surrounding hay,” he said, although he admitted that some data is intercepted in the process. emphasis added

(2) MI6 chief: Snowden leaks ‘damaging,’ put intel ops ‘at risk’, video excerpt from min 1:48, RT, November 7, 2013

Related articles:

  • CIA Pays Telecoms Millions for Your Personal Information, by Kurt Nimmo, infowars.com, November 7, 2013 : “…CIA is paying AT&T more than $10 million a year to help the intelligence agency conduct “counterterrorism investigations” on voluntary contract. The arrangement is a business deal that avoids the messy business of subpoenas, court orders, the legal system and the Bill of Rights– ephasis added
  • ECHELON: The Global Surveillance System?, by CanadaNewsLibre, posted on 2012/04/28 – An Important article from Nicky Hagar published more than 15 years ago.

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