While many governments expressed outrage over snooping by the NSA and GCHQ, many may have also responded privately with envy.
Though few can match the resources of the NSA or GCHQ, governments everywhere are expanding their own mass surveillance capacity, and are likely emulating the US and UK.
Until the summer of 2013, the global movement for Internet freedom had been gaining momentum.
A diverse range of governments had formed the Freedom Online Coalition and publicly committed to promoting a free, open, and global Internet through coordinated diplomatic efforts, led by the United States, United Kingdom, and their allies.
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