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British Spy Chief Calls For Crackdown On Internet Freedom

• Prison Planet

The outgoing head of the GCHQ, the NSA's UK equivalent, has slammed proponents of a free internet as 'dreamers', and defended those who spy on the communications of everyday people, saying they do "an extraordinary job."

In a farewell speech at the Churchill War Rooms in Whitehall, Sir Iain Lobban demanded that GCHQ needs the power to "access the Internet at scale" and "dissect it with surgical precision".

He said that the internet has become home to the "worst aspects of human nature," and that spies need to be given unfettered power to govern the internet, to weed out "plotters, proliferators and paedophiles."

Lobban described the idea of the internet as a "totally ungoverned space" as a "flawed utopian dream," and said that GCHQ employees have been "insulted time and again" by claims that they are implementing a mass surveillance police state.

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