Britain Code-Names Its Domestic Spying Program ‘Karma Police’

An aerial image of the Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire. GCHQ is one of the three UK Intelligence Agencies and forms a crucial part of the UK’s National Intelligence and Security machinery. The National Security Strategy sets out the challenges of a changing and uncertain world and places cyber attack in the top tier of risks, alongside international terrorism, a major industrial accident or natural disaster, and international military crisis.  GCHQ, in concert with Security Service (also known as MI5) and the Secret Intelligence Service (also known as MI6) play a key role across all of these areas and more. Their work drives the UK Government’s response to world events and enables strategic goals overseas.

Not only it is code-named ‘Karma Police,’ it also knows exactly how many times you’ve listened to the song.

The spying surveillance infrastructure, shrouded in secrecy for more than seven years, has now amassed an estimated one trillion records involving personal browsing histories, text messages, emails, and raunchy porn videos viewing habits.  According to details disclosed by the Intercept using details spilled by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden, those records are then used to generate patterns, and identify potentially ‘suspicious’ activity.

This is a UK-based operation, though by the numbers, it sounds as if it goes way beyond British borders.  According to the Intercept report, the program was initiated at some point in 2007, with more than 1.1 trillion records collected between August, 2007 and March, 2009.  By 2012, the program was collecting and organizing 50 billion records per day.

 

The program, which closely mirrors surveillance activities of the US-based NSA, was shrouded in secrecy within the UK’s Government Communications Headquarters (pictured at top).

2 Responses

  1. Anonymous

    “According to details disclosed by the Intercept using details spilled by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden, those records are then used to generate patterns, and identify potentially ‘suspicious’ activity”

    So they serve a purpose.

    Which you can’t say about your personal data intercepted, stored and monetized by Google and Facebook.

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  2. Crazy Ass X

    You really can’t teach anyone how to be an international deep-mob financial syndicate member : A boss like the ‘ Terror Poet ‘ Literati shit and spit on the discreet world of the famed , Illuminati !

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