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Data snooping: law abiding citizens have 'nothing to fear', says Hague - video

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The foreign secretary, William Hague, says reports that GCHQ are gathering intelligence from phones and online sites should not concern people who have nothing to hide    ...
Data snooping: law abiding citizens have 'nothing to fear', says Hague - video

GCHQ praises Turing cyber-legacy

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The boss of intelligence agency GCHQ says there are lessons to be taken from the British codebreaking genius's life....
GCHQ praises Turing cyber-legacy

British intelligence tapping fiber-optic cables for massive amounts of data

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More secret National Security Agency documents leaked by Edward Snowden to The Guardian suggest that the U.S. agency's British counterpart intercepts petabytes worth of communication data daily from fiber-optic cables. The operation codenamed "Tempora" by Britain's Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) has been going on for at least 18 months...
British intelligence tapping fiber-optic cables for massive amounts of data

UK gathering secret intelligence via covert NSA operation

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Exclusive: UK security agency GCHQ gaining information from world's biggest internet firms through US-run Prism programmeThe UK's electronic eavesdropping and security agency, GCHQ, has been secretly gathering intelligence from the world's biggest internet companies through a covertly run operation set up by America's top spy agency, documents obtained by the...
UK gathering secret intelligence via covert NSA operation
U.K. Security Agency Also Tapped Into The NSA's Prism Surveillance Program

Did British spies shoot down BlackBerry 10 for security reasons? Not quite

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According to a report in The Guardian (see disclosure), the latest BlackBerry devices have been deemed insufficiently secure for government use in the UK. The article maintains that Communications-Electronics Security Group (CESG) – the information assurance wing of intelligence agency GCHQ – examined the Z10 and its BlackBerry 10 software,...
Did British spies shoot down BlackBerry 10 for security reasons? Not quite

NSA Prism surveillance scandal downplayed by UK government

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William Hague denies GCHQ tried to bypass privacy laws, as classified papers show Britain had access to Prism since 2010The British and American governments have attempted to turn the debate over secret surveillance after the Guardian's revelations of a covert US program which appeared to garner and analyse emails and...
NSA Prism surveillance scandal downplayed by UK government

MI5 feared GCHQ went 'too far' over phone and internet monitoring

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Amid leaks from NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, senior intelligence source reveals worries were voiced in 2008Senior figures inside British intelligence have been alarmed by GCHQ's secret decision to tap into transatlantic cables in order to engage in the bulk interception of phone calls and internet traffic.According to one source who...
MI5 feared GCHQ went 'too far' over phone and internet monitoring

Surveillance watchdog warns of new threat to privacy

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Personal data on internet allows authorities to evade statutory controlsConcerns expressed in new reportDowning Street followed the timeworn practice of spewing out a number of important reports before the Commons summer recess which this year began on Tuesday.They included the annual report of the parliamentary Intelligence and Security Committee, which...
Surveillance watchdog warns of new threat to privacy

Letters: Orwell's fears refracted through the NSA's Prism

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After we'd fondly imagined that the free, open and accountable society was merely being gradually encroached on by military and commercial interests, the Guardian revelations in recent days about the actions of the US National Security Agency seem to have shocked us awake to find that we are already living...
Letters: Orwell's fears refracted through the NSA's Prism

GCHQ runs competition to develop protection against cyber-attacks

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Government intelligence-gathering agency hopes its competition will encourage skilled recruits, as well tackling online crimeGCHQ, the government's electronic intelligence-gathering centre, is to encourage members of the public to help combat the growing threat of cyber-attacks by testing their skills and applying to join the once-secret Cheltenham-based agency.A GCHQ official, identified...
GCHQ runs competition to develop protection against cyber-attacks

Ministers forced to reveal British link to US data spying scandal

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MPs demand to know if UK spies bypassed law on intercepts, as Google denies allowing security agents accessMinisters will respond in parliament on Monday to claims that UK intelligence agencies have gained access to a vast reservoir of private data relating to people living in Britain - including emails and...
Ministers forced to reveal British link to US data spying scandal

If PRISM doesn't freak you out about cloud computing, maybe it should, says privacy expert

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The PRISM data collection controversy should give businesses pause about adopting cloud computing, a data privacy expert told the U.K.’s House of Commons on Friday. During a debate, Caspar Bowden, said that the U.K. is “extremely exposed” because of the government’s close ties with the U.S. National Security Agency, according...
If PRISM doesn't freak you out about cloud computing, maybe it should, says privacy expert

NSA Spying Revelations Start To Cause Outrage In Europe; China Next?

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News that the NSA has unfettered access to most of the leading Internet services inevitably has an international dimension. After all, Microsoft, Yahoo!, Google and the rest of the Naughty Nine all operate around the world, so spying on their users means spying on people everywhere. Indeed, as Mike...
NSA Spying Revelations Start To Cause Outrage In Europe; China Next?

Senior Lib Dem threatens to block surveillance plans

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Tim Farron warns he will not back authoritarian laws and says there has been movement on the plans this weekThe Liberal Democrat president, Tim Farron, has said the party will "kill" proposals for increased monitoring of emails and internet use if they are not watered down.Farron said he was prepared...
Senior Lib Dem threatens to block surveillance plans

Report: UK security agency also gathering secrets through Prism

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The United Kingdom's main security agency, the Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ), is also working with the United States' Prism intelligence program to gather data on various internet companies, The Guardian reports. Documents given to the UK news outlet indicate that GCHQ was able to retrieve "personal material such as...
Report: UK security agency also gathering secrets through Prism

UK brings spies, police, business together for cyber threat center launch

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Since spies tend to be equal opportunity hackers, the UK is forging an anti-cyber threat center that'll let spook agencies like GCHQ and MI5 share intelligence with police and businesses. It started last year as a pilot program called "Project Auburn," and will now be formally known as CISP...
UK brings spies, police, business together for cyber threat center launch

Web snooping powers 'out of date'

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Government surveillance has not kept up with sites like Twitter and Facebook and new laws are needed, a former GCHQ chief says....
Web snooping powers 'out of date'

So, how's Huawei's trust-us facility in the UK working out then?

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Britain’s national security authorities should conduct an urgent review of Huawei’s “Cell”, a networking equipment testing facility, a parliamentary committee has said. This is the latest episode in the long-running and global “Can we trust Huawei?” game. No-one has ever caught out the Chinese firm using its equipment to spy...
So, how's Huawei's trust-us facility in the UK working out then?

UK Spy Agency Allegedly Taps Into Transatlantic Cables To Collect Data, Pays Companies For Cost Of Cooperation

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According to the latest set of documents from Edward Snowden that were released by the Guardian today, the Britsh spy agency GCHQ has been tapping into 46 transatlantic fiber-optic cables that carry data between Europe and north America to collect and store email messages, Facebook posts and other information...
UK Spy Agency Allegedly Taps Into Transatlantic Cables To Collect Data, Pays Companies For Cost Of Cooperation

Civil liberties: GCHQ and the American data trough

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The Guardian's Prism documents raise questions about US-UK intelligence-gathering, including that from British citizens, which should urgently be debated in parliamentGiving evidence to parliament's intelligence and security committee last year, the head of the UK Government Communications Headquarters made a simple statement. "Communications data is extremely helpful to us," he...
Civil liberties: GCHQ and the American data trough

GCHQ chief expresses regret at treatment of Alan Turing

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Iain Lobban laments codebreaker's 'loss to the nation' and says Britain needs new Turings to tackle cybercrimeThe head of GCHQ has spoken with regret of the treatment of Alan Turing, the second world war codebreaker and mathematical genius, who killed himself in 1954, two years after being convicted of homosexuality,...
GCHQ chief expresses regret at treatment of Alan Turing

Tim Berners-Lee tells UK that its latest snooping bill is “destruction of human rights”

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As we noted last week, the UK government is toying around with the idea of introducing laws that would open up email and social networks to more surveillance, in an effort that is claimed to be counter-terroristic. The proposed bills will be mentioned and discussed during the Queen’s speech on...
Tim Berners-Lee tells UK that its latest snooping bill is “destruction of human rights”

Spooks scramble to replace failed secret messaging system

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CLiC to pick up the pieces MI6 and GCHQ have begun work to replace an aborted secret communications system that wasted tens of millions of pounds.… The power of collaboration within unified communications...
Spooks scramble to replace failed secret messaging system

After weeks of trying, UK cryptographers fail to crack World War II code found on dead pigeon

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A dead pigeon discovered a few weeks ago in a UK chimney may be able to provide new answers to the secrets of World War II. Unfortunately, British cryptographers at the country’s Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) have been unable to crack the code encrypting a message the bird was tasked...
After weeks of trying, UK cryptographers fail to crack World War II code found on dead pigeon

Monitoring Twitter and Facebook could foil terrorists

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The security services need to make greater use of social media such as Facebook and Twitter to track criminals and terrorists, the former head of GCHQ has said....
Monitoring Twitter and Facebook could foil terrorists

UK law would mandate real-time tracking of call, data

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An upcoming British law has raised major privacy concerns for online information. According to a statement from the Home Office delivered to ZDNet, the measure would require that Internet providers pass along the basic instances of browsing, call, and e-mail data for real-time checks. Investigators at GCHQ and elsewhere would...
UK law would mandate real-time tracking of call, data

The west is moving towards China in its quest for mass surveillance | Henry Porter

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The future of our free society demands that we seek the truth from the government about internet snoopingAnglo-American intelligence scandals, such as the one that preceded the Iraq war, are usually smothered or buried in an endless, unpublished inquiry. Normal service soon resumes and everyone gets to keep his job....
The west is moving towards China in its quest for mass surveillance | Henry Porter

How to Use Games, Hacking Contests To Find Workers

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While college recruitment and job fairs still have a place in the employment world, a little bit of creativity and social media know-how is worth its weight in talent if done the right way.  Bringing new and creative people into a business is a difficult task, so some agencies are...
How to Use Games, Hacking Contests To Find Workers
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