Reply to post: Unfortunate, but

GCHQ: We can't track crims any more thanks to Snowden

John Savard Silver badge

Unfortunate, but

In the United States, for the NSA to spend time hunting criminals - even ones operating outside the U.S. - would be highly controversial. Its job is to support national security and spy on foreign governments that are hostile to free nations - and terrorists by extension. So, aside from the issue of Snowden, the fact that these statements presuppose that the GCHQ chasing criminals is an entirely legitimate part of its mission is... interesting.

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