Shootings may shift debate on privacy

January 10, 2015 7:40 AM

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LONDON — Britain’s domestic intelligence chief has demanded greater authority for spies to help fight the threat of Islamist extremism, a sign that the attack on a satirical newspaper in Paris is likely to sharpen the security-versus-privacy debate in Western countries.

Andrew Parker, the director general of Britain’s Security Service, known as MI5, said militants were planning attacks in Britain similar to the one that killed 12 people at the newspaper, Charlie Hebdo.

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