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Spying Will Get ‘Ethically Worse’ if Unbreakable Encryption is Allowed

Sir David Omand, former head of British intelligence organisation GCHQ, warns that if end-to-end encryption is permitted, that methods of spying will become “ethically worse” to compensate. Ormand said, “One of the results of Snowden is…

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Snowden: GCHQ Hacked Journalist Emails

New information is continually being leaked by Edward Snowden and today is no exception. It appears that the British GCHQ hacked over 70,000 emails belonging to journalists. The emails of journalists at the BBC, Le Monde, The New York Times and The Washington…

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Inside GCHQ: Cameras Given Access For the First Time

For the first time ever, GCHQ, the UK’s Government Communications Headquarters, Britain’s equivalent of the NSA, has allowed members of the media access to its offices for the first time. Sky News and ITV were among…

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David Cameron Will Allow Government to Easily Monitor Your Internet Activity if Re-Elected

UK Prime Minister David Cameron pledged to introduce powers allowing security and intelligence services to monitor internet communications if re-elected in May. He made the promise on Monday morning during a speech on the economy in…

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British Intelligence Complains that it Can’t Track Criminals Now Because of Snowden

The confidential intelligence leaked by Edward Snowden has impaired the ability of UK intelligence hub GCHQ to monitor and track criminal communications, according to a British newspaper. Unnamed intelligence officers told The Daily Telegraph that the…

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GCHQ Launches Kids Cryptography App

GCHQ, the Government Communications Headquarters of the UK, otherwise known as Britain’s NSA, has launched a an app targeted at kids with the intention of teaching them about cryptography. The organisation that spends most of its…

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UK and US Said to be Behind ‘Regin’ Malware

Yesterday we reported on Regin, a new piece of malware, said to be one of “the most sophisticated” pieces of malicious software ever seen. Well today, experts have come out to suggest that the software may have…

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British Intelligence Agecy Accredits UK Master’s Degree in Cyber Spying

British Intelligence Agency, GCHQ, is said to have started accrediting six UK universities, which can now teach people the art of ‘cyber spying’. The degree initiative comes from part of the UK’s cyber security strategy published…

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Edward Snowden Can “Live” With Idea He Could Be Sent to Gitmo

Former NSA contractor Edward Snowden said he could live with himself if he returned to the United States and was sent to Guantanamo Bay. Snowden said the comments during a recent interview with The Guardian, as…

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GCHQ Wants to Share Cyber Threat Analysis With Private Companies

The GCHQ intelligence agency plans to become more proactive in its fight against cyberattacks, opening up cyber threat intelligence information with private companies. It’s a unique turn of events following former NSA contractor Edward Snowden’s snooping…

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Ever Visited WikiLeaks? Well You’ve Been Logged And Your Visit Recorded

New revelations reveal that the NSA and GCHQ have been heavily monitoring WikiLeaks. Some of the revelations include that the WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has been placed on a U.S wanted list alongside suspected members of…

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Angry Birds Maker Rovio Denies Allowing NSA To Spy On Its Users

Reports from Edward Snowden about alleged NSA spying techniques and ‘how deep the rabbit hole goes’ information have been rolling in since last year. The latest being a highly classified documentation relating to the collaboration between…

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Angry Birds On NSA’s ‘Most Wanted’, Privacy Snoops Revealed

Latest news puts NSA and British counterpart GCHQ in the spotlight for spying on people using mobile games, such as the popular Angry Birds mobile game. It is reported that the agencies have used this tactic…

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NSA and GCHQ Agencies Allegedly Spying On Online Games

There is no escaping the National Security Agency (NSA) and the Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) from spying you, not even in games it appears. The NSA and GCHQ have “MMORPG Agents” infiltrated in World of Warcraft…

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Big Internet Companies Are Taking The Surveillance Transparency Fight To The UK

In the USA we’ve seen Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Yahoo and Twitter all make a big deal about the “NSA saga”. The aforementioned companies have taken the NSA to court to be given the permission to publicly…

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British Parliament Are “In The Dark” About GCHQ’s Projects

The UK’s NSA-equivalent, the Government Communications Headquarters aka GCHQ, apparently kept the British Parliament in the dark about its spying activities. The Guardian reports that a British MP who was on the national security council, Chris Huhne,…

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First Step To Becoming A Cyberspy, Try Cracking These Codes First

Canyoufindit.co.uk recently went live, which as you can see from the image above, contains 28 sets of five letters as well as a single set of three letters, but what does it mean? It is simple,…

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Swedish Politicians Express Concern Over Reports Of Connections With NSA

RT reports that Swedish politicians have come forward to express concerns over public allegations that the Swedish government has been cooperating extensively with the NSA and GCHQ. Sweden’s Green Party IT policy spokeswoman stated that: “It’s…

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Yahoo Concerned About NSA Encryption Revelations

Yahoo has addressed recent revelations that the NSA and the GCHQ are both capable of getting around encryption. The revelations coming from the New York Times and the Guardian, sourcing from the Snowden files, essentially stated…

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The UK Monitors All Middle Eastern Internet Traffic, Shares It With NSA

The UK’s Independent reports that the GCHQ is actively involved in the real-time monitoring of all internet traffic through the Middle East. We already knew the UK’s GCHQ was up to some pretty suspect things after…

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UK MPs To Quiz GCHQ Over Alleged $150 Million Payments From U.S Government

With it being revealed that the American government paid the UK spy agency, the GCHQ, $150 million in return for “spying cooperation”, UK MPs now want answers over what the shady deal involved. RT reports that Sir…

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GCHQ “Tempora” Collection System Can Monitor 100% Of UK Internet Traffic

Edward Snowden has revealed new details on the UK’s spying activities. Britain’s Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) is the UK’s main secret service organisation dealing with surveillance and is roughly equivalent to the USA’s NSA. Edward Snowden says…

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UK’s Liberty Organisations Demands Investigation Into Legality Of UK Intelligence Services

The ramifications of the leaks about the NSA made by Edward Snowden have had international coverage. In the UK the organisation “Liberty”, that protects human rights and civil liberties, is the first UK organisation to place…

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Petition To Pardon Edward Snowden Passes 110,000 Signatures

Edward Snowden is now one of the most wanted men in the USA after exposing the NSA surveillance program and the PRISM saga, as well as how other surveillance organisations like the GCHQ are also getting…

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British Spy Agency Worse Than The NSA, Monitors Huge Amounts Of Internet Traffic

  You thought the NSA were bad right? – Tapping into the internet data of Americans in the name of fighting terrorism and national security. The NSA’s British equivalents, the GCHQ, are apparently much worse according…