I wouldn't know about the NSA, but I know one thing. Our lot at GCHQ, Cheltenham are every bit as untrustworthy as your lot are; they have, after all, been in the US Govt's 'back-pocket' for long enough due to the long-standing 'special arrangement' that came into being after WWII....
And under our current PM (and ex-Home Secretary), Ms. May, they're becoming ever more devious, too. Witness the Bill passed last year that forces all ISPs to hand-over all data on their customers whenever requested to do so 'in the interests of national security'. And you and I and Joe Bloggs down the road have absolutely no say in the matter..... It's been described, by the Washington Post, that
".....the UK's ISP filtering systems have created "some of the strictest curbs on pornography in the Western world". There is no public scrutiny of the filtering lists. This creates the potential for them to be expanded to stifle dissent for political ends, as has happened in some other countries."
What price 'freedom', eh? (It's all an illusion, anyway; just a way to keep the masses quiet.)
And then they ask us why we act all paranoid.
How can we not, when even the people we're supposed to be able to trust, are not to be trusted.
Y'know, Gary, that 'says it all'. QED.
Edited by Mike_Walsh, 05 August 2018 - 10:53 AM.
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