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Empire in espionage
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Pete Souza/AP President Barack Obama. He came to office promising to undo large swathes of the Bush War on Terror approach, including warrantless wiretaps on U.S. citizens.

A systems administrator blows the cover of a U.S. spying programme that routinely mines data from Internet servers and telecommunications systems used by billions of people around the planet, including all Americans. By VIJAY PRASHAD


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