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In two separate leaks from Edward Snowden, new documents reveal several previously undisclosed surveillance programs being conducted by the U.S. NSA and the UK’s GCHQ. This roundup for The Privacy Advisor looks at these and other surveillance-related reports. According to an NBC News report, the British government can tap into and access data from cables transmitting the world’s web traffic to spy on user activity on some of the Internet’s most popular social media sites, and The Guardian reports that the NSA and GCHQ target “leaky” phone apps. Meanwhile, the European Court of Human Rights “has fast-tracked a complaint” that alleges the UK “illegally used Internet and telecommunications networks to systematically spy on its citizens,” IT World reports.
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