Kevin Myers: Riots herald new era of mass surveillance
Published 23/08/2011 | 18:00
I SUSPECT that the world entered a new and as yet largely unheralded era during the recent English riots.
Evidence of the arrival of this era has emerged in the extraordinary amounts of alleged rioters and looters who have been through the London courts.
The week of the English riots probably marked the full entry of the signals intelligence operation at GCHQ, Cheltenham, into the English legal system.