Guardian: UK spies hacked foreign diplomats' phones, emails at conferences

Jun 16, 2013 Full story: Canada.com

The Guardian newspaper says the British eavesdropping agency GCHQ repeatedly hacked into foreign diplomats' phones and emails when the U.K. hosted international conferences, even going so far as to set up a bugged Internet cafA© in an effort to get an edge in high-stakes negotiations.

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“Geologist [I'm Climate Change]”

Since: Mar 07

Nuneaton

#1 Jun 19, 2013
Blairites were notable for their paranoia.

This one occurred before the change of governance in the last election.

Have a nice day: Ag
imperialist

Indonesia

#2 Jun 19, 2013
when this happens in 1800s we should be worry but now we i think we can safely ignore uk. even if they spy on us what can they do with that?
rio

London, UK

#3 Jun 19, 2013
imperialist wrote:
even if they spy on us what can they do with that?
It's not so much what you can do with it, but what they learn from it.

Inside information is always valuable.

Is it not why your government is regularly involved in spying on countries that are no threat to you, and worse, on its own citizen?

“Geologist [I'm Climate Change]”

Since: Mar 07

Nuneaton

#4 Jun 24, 2013
rio wrote:
<quoted text>
It's not so much what you can do with it, but what they learn from it.
Inside information is always valuable.
Is it not why your government is regularly involved in spying on countries that are no threat to you, and worse, on its own citizen?
Ever see the film "the man with one red shoe"?.

There is a serious problem with over use of spying, laid out in all its comic glory in that film.

The other problem with over usage of spying is that it deletes the budget of the state while running around chasing so called "enemies of the state whom democratically voted for somebody else. The reason why the Blairites & particularly also the overly communistic Gordon brown were voted out of office is that extreme paranoia led to the annihilation of the UK taxpayer's income into the state while state spending skyrocketed on gerrymandering and spying on & blacklisting swing voters.

The aftermath will take at least 20 years worth of recovery time for income generation from the sector of the UK population that was not blacklisted out of high state cost low tax return employment (provided & sanctioned by lobbying via the Blairite flagship temporary work agency cluster).

For the record the current coalition lost a case in court involving "Cate Reilly" a graduate geological scientist. Her case was vs. a typical Blairite tem agency providing unskilled unpaid work with "state handouts to the jobseeker (Mrs. Reilly), at a vastly inflated admin cost to the state payable to the temp agency. Ian Duncan Smith was so upset that the fallout led to a complete loss of state funding for lagal aid.

It is incidentally interesting to note that the Blairite temp agency cluster were "communist" in ideology while Blair/Brown were in office, and immediately turned coat after the Conservative/Lib Dem coalition won the election. The court of appeal proven slaver (temp agency) that lost the Cate Reilly case was @ the time of the trial "Faschist" in ideology.
All that had ever changed in the agency between before & after the 2010 election was the colour of paint & ink in the agency logo (they were NOT alone).

The all singing all dancing "Capita" personal details database in the UK allied to the National insurance number of the person, is still not open to review by the person(s) it describes @ time of writing this post, so the slander & blacklist backed up by the excessive spying during the gerrymandering years of the Blair/Brown time in office is still ongoing & will continue to precipitate more waste of time & money.

Have a nice day: Ag

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