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)


“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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