How to avoid political backlash from spying on your own citizens - do a deal with someone else and swap info #FiveEyesSubmitted by Ian56 on Thu, 06/13/2013 - 09:47
Prism: concerns over government tyranny are legitimate | Guardian
How to get round the political backlash of spying on your own citizens.
Spy on someone elses and swap info.
The “Five Eyes” alliance between the intelligence agencies of the US, Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the UK effectively permits those governments to circumvent the prohibition against gathering data on their own citizens by sharing information across the Five Eyes intelligence community. The UK for example can spy on Americans and make that information available to the US government on its massive spy cloud – one that the NSA operates and the Five Eyes share.