U.K. Spy Chief Says Tech Firms in Denial About Terrorism

November 4, 2014 8:21 AM

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U.K. Spy Chief Says Tech Firms in Denial About Terrorism

The director of the U.K.’s spy listening post said on his first day in office that Internet giants such as Facebook Inc. (FB:US) and Twitter Inc. (TWTR:US) are “in denial” about their role in spreading terrorism.

Robert Hannigan, head of surveillance agency GCHQ, called on U.S. technology companies to support the fight against terrorism, saying in an op-ed in today’s Financial Times that the largest firms have become the “command-and-control networks” of terrorists.

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