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UK Let NSA 'Unmask' Its Citizens

Latest Snowden leak reveals US had access to Brits' personal data

(Newser) - The NSA has been collecting phone, internet, and email records on UK citizens who are not suspected of any wrongdoing, and storing them in databases that the rest of America's intelligence and military services can access—and British intelligence officials signed off on all of it, a newly leaked... More »

Obama, Cameron: US-Britain Partnership Is Essential

President, prime minister celebrate alliance in op-ed

(Newser) - Barack Obama and David Cameron tout the "special relationship" between the US and Britain in an op-ed for the Washington Post today, writing that the countries' joint efforts have built "the institutions that undergird international peace and security." They note their partnership in a variety of areas:... More »

US Denies Brits Warned About Detroit Bomber

Downing Street made a mistake, White House says

(Newser) - The UK government made "a mistake" when it claimed that British intelligence about the Detroit bombing suspect was passed on to US authorities in 2008, says a White House source. Gordon Brown's office also seemed to be backpedaling from yesterday's claim that Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab was included on a... More »

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