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MI5 plan to monitor emails and phone calls

Publisher: 
The Sunday Times
Publication date: 
19-Feb-2012
Author(s): 
Adam Thorn
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Security services could, on request, gain a real-time access to information for people under surveillance.

Gus Hosein, of Privacy International, said: “This will be ripe for hacking. Every hacker, every malicious threat, every foreign government is going to want access to this.”

A Home Office spokesman said that the proposals were necessary to help track down and charge terrorists.

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