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The UK's electronic intelligence agency has taken the unusual step of  
issuing a statement to deny it will track all UK internet and online  
phone use.

Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) said it was developing  
tracking technology but "only acts when it is necessary" and "does not  
spy at will".

The denial follows the home secretary scrapping plans for a single  
government database for all communications.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/8032367.stm

I once watched a comedy sketch (possibly Yes Minister - if I am wrong  
I am sure someone will correct me!) where a civil servant said "Well  
it can't be true, we haven't officially denied it!"

Ibrahim Hasans
Director
Act Now Training Limited

www.actnow.org.uk

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