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D-Notice: A government “request” (unlawful order) to the media to not report specific pieces of information.

Private and Confidential: Not for publication, broadcast or use on social media.

Defence Advisory Notice

There have been a number of articles recently in connection with some of the ways in which the UK Intelligence Services obtain information from foreign sources.

Although none of these recent articles has contravened any of the guidelines contained within the Defence Advisory Notice System, the intelligence services are concerned that further developments of this same theme may begin to jeopardize both national security and possibly UK personnel…

There must be real panic in Whitehall right now. Well every D-Notice deserves an FU-Notice in return. What they’re saying is: “We’re breaking the law in spying on the people, but don’t report it.” From The Guardian:

Ministers are under mounting pressure to explain whether they authorised GCHQ to gather intelligence on Britons from the world’s biggest internet companies via a covertly run operation set up by America’s top spy agency.

MPs, academics and campaign groups rounded on the government after the Guardian disclosed that GCHQ, the UK’s electronic eavesdropping and security headquarters, had been supplied with information from the top secret system.

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One thought on “BOOM! D-NOTICE ON PRISM

  1. The securocrats and their press out-riders (hello Melanie Phillips) will say “so what?”. All is justified in the name of “the war on terror” and we should be prepared to give up our liberties if we wish to survive. These are the same people who argued for the police to be able to intern detain terror suspects for up to six months without having to bring a charge. And to coin a phrase, they haven`t gone away you know.

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