GCHQ taps fibre-optic cables for secret access to world’s communications | UK news | guardian.co.uk

United Kingdom

United Kingdom (Photo credit: stumayhew)

English: Fibre optic strands

English: Fibre optic strands (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

A model of the GCHQ headquarters in Cheltenham

A model of the GCHQ headquarters in Cheltenham (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

This powerful article published in the Guardian is a MUST READ in my view. Check it out!

GCHQ taps fibre-optic cables for secret access to world’s communications | UK news | guardian.co.uk.

I was rather shocked by this article, especially that the snooping in the UK was more intense than in the US. As I was reading I was reflecting on the changes in the World in recent decades. I focused on France too. Modern France is founded on three fundamental pillars, equality, liberty and fraternity but these days everywhere democracy seems to be subordinated with power concentrated in the political class, their sponsors and the bureaucrats. {For an interesting insight into the place of these three principles in the motto of modern French state, open this link.}

Returning to the central thread, let me ask the open question:

What ever happened to protecting individual liberty?

Any thoughts?

 

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