“The intelligence agency says they’ve foiled six plots in 12 months.”
“Terrorists are using advances in technology to communicate out of the reach of the authorities, the head of MI5 said Thursday, in the first live interview a serving MI5 boss has given in the organisation’s history.
Speaking on the BBC Radio 4 Today show, Andrew Parker said that the government’s plans for new surveillance powers were vital, adding that Internet companies have an “ethical responsibility” to tell intelligence agencies about potential threats.
Parker insisted that keeping tabs on terrorists has gotten harder in recent years, saying that intelligence agencies “can no longer obtain under proper legal warrant the communication of people they believe to be terrorists.”
“It’s in nobody’s interests that terrorists should be able to plot and communicate out of the reach of authorities,” he added.
Thanks to Mashable