Report: NSA also had the green light to spy on UK residents

The Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) is based in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, United Kingdom.

High-level British government officials are now publicly questioning a newly revealed deal that allowed the National Security Agency to “unmask” incidental data captured by citizens of the United Kingdom.

On Thursday, Malcolm Rifkind, the chair of the parliamentary intelligence and security committee, told The Guardian, “As with any significant stories concerning any of the intelligence agencies, we will require and receive a full report from them on this.”

The Guardian first reported the 2007 agreement between the two allies on Wednesday, citing documents from former NSA contractor Edward Snowden.

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via Ars Technica http://feeds.arstechnica.com/~r/arstechnica/index/~3/flur9e2DDNs/story01.htm

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