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The Guardian view on MPs and the Edward Snowden agenda

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Last weekend, Edward Snowden reminded a London audience that Britain continues to operate a communications surveillance system in which almost anything goes and to which there are no real limits. Britain’s regulatory regime, he told the Observer Ideas festival, was

Snowden row intensifies as hidden bug found in Ecuador’s embassy

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The international wrangle over the future of Edward Snowden took a further twist when Ecuador declared it had found a listening device in its London embassy and threatened to reveal who had planted it. In another day of drama and

Andrew Parker named as new head of MI5

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The new director general of the domestic security service, known as MI5, is to be the current deputy, Andrew Parker. Mr Parker will take over from the outgoing head, Sir Jonathan Evans, next month. Mr Parker led the security services'

UK spies point to more diverse terror threats

The trouble with reporting on the activities of the security and intelligence agencies, or on any matter dealing with national security, is that by definition it is difficult to establish the veracity of what they claim, especially when they press