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Prism and the UK: Nothing to fear?

What should British citizens make of the surveillance scandal?

By Chris Baraniuk  

“If you are a law-abiding citizen of this country going about your business and your personal life, you have nothing to fear,” said William Hague on the BBC’s Andrew Marr Show on Sunday. But despite his desire to allay any public anxiety over the Prism data surveillance scandal, the Foreign Secretary’s appearance failed to impress some.

A joint statement released yesterday evening by Privacy International, the Open Rights Group, English PEN and Index on Censorship expressed consternation…

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