I wonder if anything like this could happen today? It was a personal mission by Bernard Lovell just after WW2. It was seen less disparargingly affer it tracked early Russian satellites and produced pictures from an early Russian moon lander.
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Who cares? Mass surveillance is the norm commercially. for commercial advantage. When you browse you drag around loads of scripts. Some are poorly designed and do not complete leaving you with debug (waste of time) or stop options. Browsing is like walking though long vegetation and collecting endless burrs.
Electronic surveillance by GCHQ does not worry me in the slightest. I am not a terrorist or a foreign country out to steal information from companies or bring down the internet.
I suspect mass surveillance is working quite well in the UK as we have relatively few successful terrorist incidents though there is no way all can be stopped.
As to how well GCHQ is preventing information theft etc- who knows?
Re: So why is Brexit the answer?
Why not move to Singapore which believes in open honest government? You will then be close to where most world future economic growth will take place - a better prospect than the EU whose falling share of world GDP is predicted to fall from 15% today to around 10% or less by 2050.
I remember the same attitudes with smoking and cancer. Naturally smokers did not believe it caused cancer. Cigarette companies used their considerable spending power to cloud the issue in the same way as oil companies do for climate change today http://www.skepticalscience.com/Skeptic-arguments-about-cigarette-smoke-sound-familiar.html