( for the sarcastically challenged: the above are not a recipe for creating a sound economy, just so that we are clear)
So is 1985 not a recipe for fuctioning happy society, and it was used verbatim, just look around
The US has a ban on spying on its own citizens without a warrant which it tries - however imperfectly, in numerous regards - to enforce. For people outside the US's territory, it's open season.
No. They found a legal loophole around that, using UK as a proxy.
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