Tag: GCHQ

UK Government to Introduce Bill to Force ISPs to Hand Over User Data

The anti-terrorism legislation that is going to be introduced in the UK parliament on November 26 will require Internet service providers to hand over user data to government agencies. The bill is expected to become a law before the country goes to the polls in May. The new bill will restrict people from traveling abroad […]

UN Passes Legislation to Condemn Mass Surveillance Tactics

This Tuesday, in a landmark decision for privacy advocates everywhere, the UN passed a resolution which seeks to condemn and demonize attempts by any nation to commit acts of mass surveillance on its own people, or those of an opposing country. The resolution takes special account of metadata, revising its definitions from a similar effort […]

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Vodafone Company Linked to British Mass Surveillance Program

The undersea cables that stretch into the UK not only connect the nation with other parts of the world, but also serve other purposes. Media reports suggest that Vodafone-owned cable company helped GCHQ eavesdrop on a large number of Internet users. News reports based on data leaked by whistleblower and former NSA employee Edward Snowden […]

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Theresa May Calls Surveillance Accusations ‘Nonsense’

Britain’s Home Secretary Theresa May has hit out at criticisms of government surveillance calling such claims of unlawful hacking “nonsense”. “There is no programme of mass surveillance and there is no surveillance state,” she said at a lecture in London when asked on the actions of organizations like GCHQ, adding that the government weren’t breaking […]

Samsung KNOX Approved for UK Government Communications

Samsung’s security software has been approved for government use in the UK, gaining “official” status and taking a step ahead of Blackberry, who have specialized in government-safe devices. The decision means that Samsung’s KNOX phone, which runs Android and KNOX Workspace, a “comprehensive hardware and software security solution”, can be used by government staff for […]

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NSA’s Nymrod Spied On Up to 112 Foreign Leaders

German publication Der Spiegel has released a set of documents that reveal the NSA conducted spying operations on up to 112 foreign leaders under “Operation Nymrod”. The details of Operation Nymrod were unveiled in documents released by Edward Snowden, which state that it is currently an active program. As a mere piece to the overall […]

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NSA Targets Sysadmins in Pursuit of “Keys to the Kingdom”

According to documents published by First Look’s The Intercept, members of the NSA and GCHQ have spent the past several years specifically singling out system administrators of various companies in order to gain access to the networks they manage for whichever outfit they happen to be working for at the time of the intrusion. The […]

Reporters Without Borders Names US on Annual Internet Watchlist

The international internet watchdog coalition Reporters Without Borders has released its annual “Enemies of the Internet” list, naming the US on the list for the first time. The report alleges the US’ inclusion in 2014 was down to the impact and fallout of the Snowden leaks, which first began back in June of last year […]

NSA and GCHQ Ran Programs to Actively Spy on WikiLeaks

New “top-secret” documents from the NSA and GCHQ reveal that the agencies carried out spying tactics on WikiLeaks and Julian Assange in a bid to find out just how much he knows. The surveillance operations, revealed in documents leaked by Snowden, also monitored people visiting the WikiLeaks site. The release suggests that not only were […]

NSA Officials Tells 60 Minutes About BIOS Plot

This week on “60 Minutes”, current and former NSA officials were interviewed in an hour-long special dedicated to dissecting the events of the last six months and pointing fingers at everyone responsible for the mass-surveillance programs that were put into place in the past decade. One interesting bit of knowledge dropped on us by none […]