Edward Snowden attacks UK government over investigatory powers bill

Edward Snowden attacks UK government over investigatory powers bill
By Aisha Gani

Tweets by former NSA whistleblower claim Theresa May’s plans are akin to compiling ‘a list of every book you’ve ever opened’

Edward Snowden has outlined his opposition to the British government’s investigatory powers bill, arguing that Conservative politicians were “taking notes on how to defend the indefensible”.

The former National Security Agency (NSA) whistleblower, whose disclosure of top-secret documents ultimately led to the home secretary, Theresa May, proposing the bill, made a a series of tweets on Wednesday Wednesday, warning that the communications data covered by the legislation was “the activity log of your life”.

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November 4, 2015 at 09:48PM
via Technology | The Guardian http://ift.tt/1NsIU82

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