Saturday, October 11, 2014

GCHQ Director - Private Companies Snoop More Than Intelligence Agencies

Phone and internet users should be worried about big commercial companies, rather than intelligence agencies obtaining and sharing their private data, Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) Director Sir Iain Lobban said in an interview with the Telegraph.

"Look, who has the info on you? It's the commercial companies, not us, who know everything – a massive sharing of data," Lobban was quoted as saying by the newspaper on Friday.

"The other day I bought a watch for my wife. Soon there were lots of pop-up watches advertising themselves on our computer, and she complained," the GCHQ director added. (more)