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Leaked: The UK's secret blueprint with telcos for mass spying on internet, phones – and backdoors

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Re: 1 in 6,500 real time snooping

Some dodgy numbers there

If they can intercept 1 in 10 000 ...

10 000 * 6 5000 gives 6 500 0000 users only in UK

Which seems quite small number of people ... although obviously there will be some shared use of landlines so one landline can snoop on multiple folk, but, as Alain said, multiple users of landline can be offset to a reasonable degree by mobile internet usage

From ONS

The internet was used daily or almost daily by 82% of adults (41.8 million) in Great Britain in 2016, compared with 78% (39.3 million) in 2015 and 35% (16.2 million) in 2006.

https://www.ons.gov.uk/peoplepopulationandcommunity/householdcharacteristics/homeinternetandsocialmediausage/bulletins/internetaccesshouseholdsandindividuals/2016

(worth reading a few lines of that just for depressingly high (IMHO) internet Smart TV number)

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