It is being reported that Britain’s top spy chief has warned ISIS is planning mass casualty attacks in the UK.
“In a range of attacks in Europe and elsewhere, this year we have seen greater ambition for mass casualty attacks. All of this means that the threat we are facing today is on a scale and at a tempo that I have not seen before in my career,” MI5 director-general Andrew Parker said here on Wednesday evening.
So, he needs expanded surveillance powers to ward off the terror, of course.
“We do not seek sweeping new intrusive powers in that legislation, but rather a modern legal framework that reflects the way that technology has moved on, and that allows us to continue to keep the country safe,” he said.
The scale of the threat meant MI5 had to update its “toolbox” of methods to fight terrorists, including using computer attacks, according to the spy chief.
He said: “This includes the ability to conduct operations online and to mount IT attacks (known as equipment interference), under a warrant authorised by the Home Secretary, against terrorist networks, so that we can access their communications.”
When it comes out later that everyone is getting bugged and spied on, you know, to keep the homeland safe or whatever, well, hey, they just had to, you know, to fight the evil terrorists (that they helped create).
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