Print Story Spy Scandal Part XXVII
By jump the ladder (Fri Nov 01, 2013 at 02:39:15 PM EST) (all tags)
OK, so the NSA and GCHQ spy on everyone. Other European spy agencies spy on their own people in collaboration with the NSA and GCHQ but don't like the NSA and GCHQ spying on their politicians and businesses because that's their national agencies' job.

Google and Yahoo spy on their own users for commercial gain and to help out the NSA and GCHQ but object to the NSA and GCHQ secretly spying on them.

The Aussies spy on the Chinese and Indonesians on behalf of GCHQ and the NSA. Not really sure what the Canadians and New Zealanders do for the NSA and GCHQ but I'm sure it's very important.

Poll:what's the purpose behind all this spying?

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This. by ana (2.00 / 0) #1 Fri Nov 01, 2013 at 03:33:21 PM EST
Right here. (SFW).

I now know what the noise that is usually spelled "lolwhut" sounds like. --Kellnerin

Don't forget the lizards by anonimouse (2.00 / 0) #3 Fri Nov 01, 2013 at 07:55:04 PM EST

Girls come and go but a mortgage is for 25 years -- JtL
old boys' clubs by bobdole (4.00 / 1) #5 Sat Nov 02, 2013 at 10:38:44 AM EST
The five eyes club is a relic from WW2...

I wonder what all the noise is about, it's not like the US is the only country with an active spy community... it is the only country with a spy community who cannot seem to vet their own and constantly leak and embarrass themselves.

Most of the noise generated in the EU is perhaps more to do with not disclosing that we're really envious that your spy networks are bigger than ours, but cannot admit to it openly.
-- The revolution will not be televised.

wikipedia is your friend by bobdole (4.00 / 0) #9 Sun Nov 03, 2013 at 02:56:45 PM EST
look up "five eyes"/AUSCANZUKUS, it is an established and known intelligence cooperation also known as "don't tell the French". Established at a time where the Germans excluded themselves from participation - and the reality is probably more likely that the Germans really would want to be in the club rather than outside.

Cameron answered as expected, Merkel knew.
-- The revolution will not be televised.

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penis issues. by StackyMcRacky (4.00 / 3) #6 Sat Nov 02, 2013 at 02:24:56 PM EST

It's not that new by Herring (4.00 / 2) #8 Sun Nov 03, 2013 at 01:49:30 PM EST
Back in the 80s our phone was tapped because my mum was part of a peace group. They tested this my arranging a false demonstration where nobody except the police turned up.

And then I stopped buying weed over the phone.

You can't inspire people with facts
- Small Gods

Its not that new by jump the ladder (2.00 / 0) #10 Mon Nov 04, 2013 at 04:44:31 AM EST
I read Collosus, Bletchley Park's Greatest Secret and it had some background info on Britain since around 1900 had been tapping all world-wide  telegraph cables and basically owned all the major links. Hence why the Germans tended to use radio rather than telegraph for morse communications and needed something like Enigma.

Funnily enough the internet network looks exactly the same as the telegraph network in 1900 with all routes leading back to Blighty :)

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