Wednesday, November 20, 2013

UK government opened UK citizen data to NSA

The latest, via the Guardian and Channel 4 News, on the Snowden revelations is that
"The phone, internet and email records of UK citizens not suspected of any wrongdoing have been analysed and stored by America's National Security Agency under a secret deal that was approved by British intelligence officials... NSA memo describes how in 2007 an agreement was reached that allowed the agency to "unmask" and hold on to personal data about Britons that had previously been off limits.
The memo, published in a joint investigation by the Guardian and Britain's Channel 4 News, says the material is being put in databases where it can be made available to other members of the US intelligence and military community."
Good to see Channel 4 paying some attention -