Newspaper review: Surveillance and hacking lead papers

“How GCHQ watches your every move” is the Guardian’s front page headline.

The paper outlines in detail the scale of the internet monitoring operation which American intelligence analyst Edward Snowden says is taking place at the British agency.

By tapping 200 fibre optic cables, the Guardian says, GCHQ has access to vast amounts of information every day – equivalent to sending the contents of all the books in the British Library 192 times.

But the same article quotes an intelligence source who seeks to dispel fears about the agency’s intentions.

SOURCE: bbc.co.uk

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