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(Guardian)   UK to spend £1.8bn on domestic spying. Couldn't they do it cheaper by outsourcing to Rupert Murdoch?   (guardian.co.uk) divider line 22
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2012-06-14 04:02:59 PM  
Just like in America, glad to see the military really cutting back spending during tough budget times.
 
2012-06-14 04:06:31 PM  
That's only the acknowledged spending on domestic spying. Lots of money has been secretly dumped into domestic spying all over the world for years. You don't think a toilet seat really costs $500.

/But I have used a $10k harmonic hammer
 
2012-06-14 04:12:38 PM  

wildcardjack: That's only the acknowledged spending on domestic spying. Lots of money has been secretly dumped into domestic spying all over the world for years. You don't think a toilet seat really costs $500.

/But I have used a $10k harmonic hammer



Most spying is being done by the US military and NSA on behalf of other countries. There's a reason for all those foreign bases and it isn't to protect from the Russian threat anymore.
 
2012-06-14 04:14:56 PM  
Maybe they'll just take our philosophy of simply not offsetting the costs, or make someone else fork over the cash 20 years from now, with interest.
 
2012-06-14 04:15:09 PM  
A measly £1.8bn? I'm pretty sure we spend 40 times that much. U-S-A U-S-A
 
2012-06-14 04:18:21 PM  
Remember remember the fifth of november...
 
2012-06-14 04:26:47 PM  
Please, like anything interesting ever happens in the UK.

Well, OK, sometimes they do have something worth watching, but you could just wait a while and get the improved version from US television.
 
2012-06-14 04:34:50 PM  

intelligent comment below: Just like in America, glad to see the military really cutting back spending during tough budget times.


Someone has to protect the 1% from those disillusioned with capitalism.
 
2012-06-14 04:38:20 PM  
i.telegraph.co.uk

That's what they want you to think we spend.
 
2012-06-14 05:27:00 PM  
Surely Murdoch could only spy on a few thousand people for that amount of cash, after all the court cases anyway. And he would only be tracking z-list celebrities, who when they break the law they tend to twitter about it in the hope of getting enough controversy to raise their profile and get a better job than playing in a panto at christmas.
 
2012-06-14 05:40:37 PM  
I was fine with it when they were implementing the special frequency to get teenagers to stop loitering in public, but this just isn't funny anymore.
 
2012-06-14 07:09:07 PM  
It's ok, they'll do this kind of bullshiat and end up in a guillotine at the end of it.
 
2012-06-14 07:34:06 PM  
My dad used to spy on the East Germans and Poles and Russians at a radar station at Wasserkuppe AFB.

/that's it
//just confirming the military spying
///nothing ever happened
////thanks to my dad
 
2012-06-14 07:36:24 PM  

Brokenseas: [i.telegraph.co.uk image 460x288]

That's what they want you to think we spend.


Harry?? Why didn't you protect Ruth, damn you!
 
2012-06-14 07:44:22 PM  

wildcardjack: But I have used a $10k harmonic hammer


Whole shyt, really? What was it like?
 
2012-06-14 07:50:31 PM  

DrD'isInfotainment: wildcardjack: But I have used a $10k harmonic hammer

Whole shyt, really? What was it like?


Tedious. It's a precision scientific instrument.
 
2012-06-14 08:20:10 PM  
Somehow, telling people what you're going to spend the money on BEFORE you do the covert ops, seems kind of counterproductive.

"Yes, we're going to spend billions of dollars this year spying on people. Here's our list of people we'll be spying on, the equipment used, and the number of James Bond-style suits our operatives will be ordering from Saville Row."
 
2012-06-14 08:26:57 PM  

Gyrfalcon: Somehow, telling people what you're going to spend the money on BEFORE you do the covert ops, seems kind of counterproductive.


A lot like telling your enemy the date you will be leaving the battlefield, so they may prepare accordingly.
 
2012-06-14 08:40:31 PM  

3_Butt_Cheeks: A lot like telling your enemy the date you will be leaving the battlefield, so they may prepare accordingly.



Sounds to me like you're going to get problems when you leave regardless, so cut your losses and move on.
 
2012-06-14 10:01:30 PM  
FTA: "The draft communications data bill published on Thursday says the move will cost £1.8bn over 10 years..."

Meh.
 
2012-06-15 01:17:32 AM  
God I love the UK.

Assfarking its citizens into obedient little zombies.

That 1.8billion will probably end up being per year instead of over 10 years. But it's for your safety right citizen?

I still can't understand why UK citizens don't riot over crap like this...
 
2012-06-15 11:09:45 AM  
1984 was supposed to be a warning, not an instruction manual.

/I don't wanna live on this planet anymore.
 
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