Sunday February 23, 2020

Alone is nowhere any more

Edward Snowden has revealed the grotesque shadow of Orwellian mass surveillance of every part of our lives, writes Tom McGurk.

29th December, 2013
Snowden has caught the intelligence community with their trousers down and set the super-computers humming.

You have to hand it to Channel 4 for its Christmas coup. As the Queen was gently reassuring us by saying all the things she has been saying every Christmas since forever, on the other side a bespectacled, earnest refugee from western democracy called Edward Snowden was warning - from, of all places, Putin's Russia - that the freedoms we have taken for granted for so many years are now gravely threatened.

The contrast between the...

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