Are you worried ? Will other governments follow the UK to spy on netizens activities ?
According to CNBC, British spies can legally monitor its citizens’ Facebook, Twitter and Google activities without a warrant, the U.K.’s top counter-terrorism chief revealed.
Charles Farr, the director-general of the Office for Security and Counter-Terrorism, revealed in legal documents that, under U.K. law, some social media and even email are legitimate targets of surveillance for the government as they are not considered domestic communications.
The disclosure was made in a 48-page document released as part of a legal challenge brought last year from several privacy groups against Britain’s spy agencies. The groups, which include Privacy International and Amnesty, claim the mass surveillance activities of the U.S. and Britain revealed by former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden were illegal.