UK spies not reading everyone's emails but need to be more open: lawmakers

March 12, 2015 10:21 AM

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UK spies not reading everyone's emails but need to be more open: lawmakers

LONDON (Reuters) - British spies, accused of undertaking mass, unfettered surveillance of the public's communications, are not breaking the law nor reading everyone's emails but do need to be more open, a powerful committee of lawmakers said on Thursday.

Britain's three security agencies - MI5, which deals with domestic matters, MI6, which handles foreign intelligence and the eavesdropping service GCHQ - have all come under fire from civil rights groups since disclosures by Edward Snowden two years ago.

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