December 6, 2013 | David

I know my mobile phone's location is trackable. But I didn't know the US National Security Agency could be intercepting and analysing data on where I am and where I've been.

Documents leaked by Edward Snowden reveal an NSA programme to collect location data from hundreds of millions of mobile phones globally. I think that tracking criminals or suspects is justifiable. But a government agency secretly harvesting information about millions of civilians in other countries is not.

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2 comments on 'A spy in your pocket'

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nathan

December 18, 2013 at 11:09

there are good points to it but it is an invation of privacy

Michael

December 9, 2013 at 13:42

Paranoid Americans they should try and clean their country of guns , so much for a civilised society shoot first and talk after , got no friends in the world I wonder why ?????

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