Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Phones tapped at the rate of 1,000 a day

By James Kirkup, Political Correspondent Last Updated: 2:33am GMT 29/01/2008

Britain is in danger of becoming a "surveillance state" as authorities including councils launch bugging operations against 1,000 people a day.
Councils, police and intelligence services are tapping and intercepting the phone calls, emails and letters of hundreds of thousands of people every year, an official report said.


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