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The Weekly Edition: A Selection Of This Week’s Recommended Articles and Stories (e.g. New Snowden’s Leaks)

Guards are sexually assaulting me, says Shaker Aamer – the last Briton in Guantanamo Bay
GCHQ’s site in Bude, Cornwall Exclusive: NSA pays £100m in secret funding for UK spy agency GCHQ
NSA and GCHQ – too close for comfort
British spies ‘paid £100million to do America’s dirty work’: How the U.S. is secretly bankrolling GCHQ spy centre
NSA files: program collects ‘nearly all we do online’
NSA’s XKeyscore gives one-click real-time access to almost any internet activity
GCHQ: inside the top secret world of Britain’s biggest spy agency
Party donors swell House of Lords
Bosses at Fraud Office used secret e-mails to cover up £1m pay-offs: Civil servants used private addresses to prevent other staff finding out
Revealed: Up to 6,000 ‘beds in sheds’ set-up by rogue landlords are found by spy plane’s thermal image camera
‘Snoop on owners who don’t bin dog poo’
Web searches led to visit from police
Serco: the company running Britain
Age of ‘zero hours’ jobs: Sports Direct staff never know how long they’ll work – or what they’ll earn
Firms hired by Whitehall used rogue private eyes: Revelation means ‘secret hacking scandal’ has reached doors of Government
Law firms ‘top users of rogue private eyes’: Fifth of 102 companies uncovered as using corrupt investigators
Fracking? Do it in the ‘desolate North East, says Osborne’s father-in-law: Tory peer provokes fury with his comments
“Leicestershire councils make £8 million profits from…
Parking fines rocket because of the centre’s addiction to power
Todashev shooting inquiry rejected
Americans are now more worried about civil liberties abuses than terrorism
Daniel Henninger: Obama’s Creeping Authoritarianism
Russia’s Middle-East End Game, at the Hands of the Post-Soviet Grandmaster
What does your handwriting say about you? Study finds more than 5,000 personality traits are linked to how we write
Think you know your cat? Think again: New video demystifies feline body language – and reveals they probably DON’T want their tummy stroked | Mail Online
Rifle-wielding soldiers grow breasts
Imagine a feudal country where 432 families own half the land
ADDED SUNDAY 04.08.2013
BT and Vodafone among telecoms companies passing details to GCHQ | Business | The Guardian
Crooks and lazy peers to be kicked out of Lords as party leaders scramble to reform upper chamber
The real Minority Report? Kent Constabulary tests computer program to predict crime
How rogue private investigators stole bank details for Lloyd’s of London: Shocking claim by detective at centre of ‘blue-chip’ hacking storm
Racial profiling row as police hold 140 ‘illegal immigrants’ and Home Office TWEETS out the arrest pictures
Fraud bosses ‘should return £1million pay-offs’: Agency chief urges trio to return cash amid calls for wider corruption probe
MPs banned from worshiping at the feet of idols like Thatcher and Churchill because their statues are being rubbed away
GCHQ effectively prostituting itself to NSA
Ignore fracking outcry, planners told
‘You were my greatest love of my life’: Deeply personal emails sent between Colin Powell and a blonde Romanian diplomat revealed by hacker
Duggan: ‘no evidence of criminality’
‘Humiliating’ body searches dissuading Gitmo detainees from meeting lawyers
Every day in Guantanamo is Groundhog Day… whether you’re a guard or a prisoner: A gripping dispatch from inside the notorious terrorist detention camp

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