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British Authorities Claim Snowden Leaks Will Help Pedophiles

Paedophiles may escape detection because highly-classified material about Britain’s surveillance capabilities have been published by the Guardian newspaper, the government has claimed.

A senior Whitehall official said data stolen by Edward Snowden, a former contractor to the US National Security Agency, could be exploited by child abusers and other cyber criminals.

It could also put lives at risk by disclosing secrets to terrorists, insurgents and hostile foreign governments, he said.

The claims emerged as lawyers for the Home Office launched a hard-hitting defence against a legal challenge which is seeking to establish the partner of a Guardian journalist was wrongly detained at Heathrow airport in August.

Source: The Telegraph. Read full article. (link)

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  • shipley130||

    So, their intelligence apparatus ISN"T just for terrorists anymore. Welcome to the United States of Stasi.

  • FreeToFear||

    Not the United Stasi of America?

  • Vulgar Madman||

    How can anyone not love government?

  • ||

    Oliver Robbins, the deputy national security adviser for intelligence, security and resilience at the Cabinet Office [...] added that the disclosures risked making it easier for “paedophiles to cover their tracks online”.

    Wikipedia does that, too.

  • josh||

    detective benson might have to go to england to investigate this one.

  • LifeStrategies||

    Yes, the British Government would say that, wouldn't they. Just as cops under suspicion claim that the person resisted arrest..