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What we (still) don’t know about our spies

In the wake of Snowden's revelations, the public needs more information about the work of the security services

By Josh Lowe  

GCHQ headquarters seen from the air. © Bthebest

Parliament’s Intelligence and Security Committee (ISC) today released a report into the laws and regulations governing Britain’s intelligence services. In the wake of the Snowden revelations, public trust in Britain’s spies, and in the necessity of the work they do, has been seriously damaged. The committee thinks that much of what the public is worried about is rooted in misconceptions about the intelligence services. It reckons that one way to remedy that is to…

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