News in 5 minutes: Indian military plane missing, North Korea on nukes and Ineos declares war
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TODAY’s INSTALMENT (22 July) of the CommonSpace daily news roundup includes: Indian military plane goes missing, North Korea denies its nuclear weapons pose a threat to UK and energy giant Ineos declares war on the green lobby.
News: Indian military aircraft reportedly missing
Exclusive: Edward Snowden leaks reveal secret Scottish spy system
CommonSpace and The National newspaper team up to reveal what we know about Scotland’s place in the UK spy network
SECRET REPORTS leaked by U.S. whistleblower Edward Snowden have revealed how UK mass surveillance of phone and internet activity was accessed by Scottish police forces.
The documents confirm that a little-known policing body called the Scottish Recording Centre (SRC) was given access to information logs that includes millions of communications data including phone activity, internet histories, and social media behaviour on Facebook.
SNP to oppose “dubious legality” of Tory mass spy surveillance
Snoopers charter faces opposition for concentrating power in secret services
THE SCOTTISH NATIONAL PARTY will oppose UK Government plans to create sweeping new powers for mass surveillance of phone and internet records - but the plans are likely to pass due to Tory support and Labour abstentions.
The Investigatory Powers Bill, dubbed the ‘snooper’s charter’ by critics, has led to outcry from civil liberties campaigners, journalists and political groups after its introduction to parliament.
New Zealand spies on neighbours as part of secret surveillance scheme, leak reveals
Fresh Edward Snowden documents show global reach of spying on 'allied' countries
THE Government Communications Security Bureau, New Zealand's security services, have been sweeping up data across the Asia-Pacific region and sharing the information with the United States.