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The British government can tap into the cables carrying the world’s Web traffic at will and spy on what people are doing on some of the world’s most popular social media sites, including YouTube, all without the knowledge or consent of the companies.

Documents taken from the National Security Agency by Edward Snowden and obtained by NBC News detail how British cyber spies demonstrated a pilot program to their U.S. partners in 2012 in which they were able to monitor YouTube in real time and collect addresses from the billions of videos watched daily, as well as some user information, for analysis. At the time the documents were printed, they were also able to spy on Facebook and Twitter.

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2 comments
mrvalls
mrvalls

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Doge
Doge

I you are surprised that governments do this. you need to take your computer(this includes phones and tablets... they are computers as well) and set it on fire. they been doing this since usenet(prior to web 1.0). you do not belong on the internet.

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