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GCHQ Hacking Deemed Legal by Tribunal

Today it has been announced that computer and smartphone hacks used by the intelligence agency GCHQ are legal according to the UK’s Investigatory Powers Tribunal. The inquiry was launched after the extents of the agency’s hacking was…

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Fake Data-Collecting Mobile Towers Discovered in London

A joint investigation by Sky News and German security company GMSK Cryptophone has uncovered up to 20 fake mobile towers in London that are collecting user data from nearby mobile phones. The “towers” are effectively Stingray…

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UK Government Exempt From Laws Making Hacking Illegal

The UK government has adapted existing anti-hacking laws to allow British intelligence and security agencies to legally hack and launch cyber attacks, according to campaigners. Human rights watchdog organisation Privacy International was in the process of…

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Privacy International Will Find Out if GCHQ Spied On You

Privacy International, one of the human rights groups that brought a case against UK intelligence agency GCHQ for unlawful surveillance, has launched a new campaign to enquire on your behalf as to whether you were illegally…

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Amnesty International Releases Anti-Spyware Program

A new piece of software, called Detekt, designed specifically to protect political activists and dissidents from spyware attacks from their own governments, has been unveiled by Amnesty International. Amnesty produced the software in conjunction with three…