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MI5 criticised over 'unlawful' use of data gathered (bbc.co.uk)
36 points by jfk13 15 days ago | hide | past | web | favorite | 3 comments

Ultimately, all surveillance, if used, ends up used for some form of extortion.

It doesn't matter why it was collected. It's the spooks' counterpart to "information wants to be Free."

"criticising" is all anyone can do (when they get caught...). They are above the law.

I’ll believe that the MI5 follows any laws when someone in charge actually goes to prison for persistent privacy breaches.

Until that time it’s like the drug laws; they only apply if you’re not a Tory politician.

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