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I Spy (with My Five Eyes)

Web (Excerpts) – 2016

It was going in this direction anyway, but 9/11 incredibly accelerated it. Once you got the terrorist attack here we became very unforgiving in not grabbing communications, and so we accelerated our ability, our, for want of a better word, invasiveness into communications networks, in which legitimate targets co-existed with legitimately protected communications.
– Former NSA director General Michael Hayden
I think it's an inevitable tension [in] all countries with major intelligence agencies. Most of what goes on doesn't seem to be known and that builds up a culture where the agencies start to believe that that's their right. They see political accountability as a risk.
– Nicky Hager