Tag: British intelligence

You can now find out if GCHQ spied on you

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People from around the world can join a campaign to find out if British intelligence agency GCHQ illegally spied on them — and force it to delete the data. The move follows a ruling by the UK’s Investigatory Powers Tribunal (IPT) that

GCHQ views data without a warrant, government admits

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British intelligence services can access raw material collected in bulk by the NSA and other foreign spy agencies without a warrant, the government has confirmed for the first time. GCHQ’s secret “arrangements” for accessing bulk material are revealed in documents

GCHQ employs more than 100 dyslexic and dyspraxic spies

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GCHQ employs more than 100 dyslexic and dyspraxic ‘neuro-diverse’ spies to harness their analytical skills in the fight against terror. The British intelligence agency uses their ability to analyse complex information in a “dispassionate, logical and analytical” way to combat

British spy agency scanned for vulnerable systems in 32 countries

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British intelligence agency GCHQ used port scanning as part of the “Hacienda” program to find vulnerable systems it and other agencies could compromise across at least 27 countries, German news site Heise Online has revealed. The use of so-called port

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We are currently working on a new supplement about intelligence and espionage.  We are searching for people who really know their way around intelligence subjects, who are passionate and have a talent for writing;  these could be freelancers or journalists, better if

Germany to ‘spy on US and UK intelligence gathering’ for the first time in 45 years

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Germany has ordered surveillance of British and American intelligence gathering on its soil to begin for the first time since 1945, according to reports. Under the decision, US and British intelligence operations in Germany will be subject to the same

Silicon Valley Is Key to Limiting NSA Surveillance

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A little more than a year ago, journalist Glenn Greenwald and his then-colleagues at the Guardian, Laura Poitras and Ewen MacAskill, set off for Hong Kong to meet a mysterious source who promised unprecedented information about the United States’ intelligence

How the NSA Plans to Infect ‘Millions’ of Computers with Malware

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Top-secret documents reveal that the National Security Agency is dramatically expanding its ability to covertly hack into computers on a mass scale by using automated systems that reduce the level of human oversight in the process. The classified files –

Israeli ministers demand US stop spying

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Senior Israeli officials on Sunday demanded an end to U.S. spying on Israel, following revelations that the National Security Agency intercepted emails from the offices of the country's top former leaders. It was the first time that Israeli officials have

Murdered spy Alexander Litvinenko gave MI6 secret briefings about key ally of Russian President Vladimir Putin

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British security services handed Alexander Litvinenko a confidential government document that summarised private meetings held with a close ally of Russian President Vladimir Putin, The Independent has learnt. MI6 allegedly asked the late spy to provide “expert analysis” on a

Watchdog demands GCHQ report on NSA’s UK data storage

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The watchdog tasked with scrutinising the work of Britain's intelligence agencies is to demand an urgent report from GCHQ about revelations that the phone, internet and email records of British citizens have been analysed and stored by America's National Security

UK intelligence still active in HK

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Chinese foreign ministry spokesperson Hong Lei said Tuesday that any foreign interference in Hong Kong wouldn't be allowed when remarking on reports that the UK's foreign intelligence agency had stepped up espionage activities in Hong Kong since 1997. "China will

NSA and GCHQ unlock privacy and security on the internet

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US and British intelligence agencies have successfully cracked much of the online encryption relied upon by hundreds of millions of people to protect the privacy of their personal data, online transactions and emails, according to top-secret documents revealed by former

Cross dressing spy who caused a headache for British masters

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Lieutenant Colonel Dudley Clarke, a key figure in British intelligence in the Middle East, was detained in Madrid after being seen “in a main street dressed, down to a brassiere, as a woman”. The spy was on his way to

REVIEW: Spies and Saboteurs. Anglo-American Collaboration and Rivalry in Human Intelligence Collection and Special Operations, 1940-45

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by Jay Jakub. London: Macmillan Press, Ltd., 1999. 280 pages. ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Sixty years of the US/UK "special relationship" has tended to mask the tensions that percolated through the early years of Anglo-American intelligence cooperation in World War II. Two recent