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British government reportedly tracking YouTube and Facebook data without permission

28
Jan
2014

While the NSA has been busy scouring the Angry Birds leaderboards, newly leaked documents report that its British counterpart — the GCHQ — has been monitoring the flow of social media in real-time. The General Communications Headquarters can apparently keep track of YouTube traffic, which links are liked on Facebook and even which Blogger or Blogspot pages are visited. This all comes via documents taken by Edward Snowden that were obtained by NBC News.

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