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That ... would be what MI5 is for. My objections only begin when law enforcement start getting access to spook grade data (which means I'd object to them sharing with the NSA, who're clearly rather permeable to law enforcement currently).

That's because unfortunately the FBI have a dual role - the FBI and Secret Service should have been merged/split into the traditional policing roles and into the roles performed in the by MI5

Many British people (including myself) would disagree with your assessment of the role of MI5. Personally, I don't think they are there to carry out mass surveillance.

How would you say identify associates, handlers, spotters or more bombers after the 7/7 bomb attacks?

I am British, you twit.

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