This week in surveillance: The New York Times revealed that the NSA has been spying on the e-mails of millions of Americans, including ex-President Bill Clinton. Meanwhile, China has backed down from installing mandatory security software, while Iran tries to clamp down on communications, and Britain plans to track every phone call, e-mail and text message in Britain. Yikes!

The Guardian:

American intelligence agencies have been accused of spying on the emails of millions of Americans, including those of former president Bill Clinton.

In the latest in a series of intelligence scandals to hit Washington, details of a secretive email surveillance scheme are beginning to come to light – with fresh allegations reported in the New York Times.

The Times quotes one anonymous NSA analyst who claims that electronic messages sent to and from American citizens, and says that the former president – whose wife is now the country’s secretary of state – was among those targeted by the sweep.

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