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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 does not breach human rights, judges rule

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A case claiming various systems of interception by GCHQ constituted a breach had been brought by Amnesty, Privacy International and others. It followed revelations by the former US intelligence analyst Edward Snowden about UK and US surveillance practices. But the

The UK’s Spy Agency Is Even More FOIA-Proof Than the NSA

The Government Communications Headquarters—essentially the British equivalent of the National Security Agency in the US—is, perhaps ironically, not known for being very communicative. Privacy International, a UK charity, is trying to get them to open up a little. This week,

GCHQ’s spy malware operation faces legal challenge

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GCHQ, the government’s monitoring agency, acted illegally by developing spy programs that remotely hijack computers’ cameras and microphones without the user’s consent, according to privacy campaigners. A legal challenge lodged on Tuesday at the investigatory powers tribunal (IPT) calls for

GCHQ names Foreign Office official Robert Hannigan as new chief

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Senior Foreign Office official Robert Hannigan has been named as the next head of the UK's eavesdropping agency GCHQ. He will succeed Sir Iain Lobban at GCHQ, which has come under intense scrutiny following the revelations about its activities by

We have ‘conclusive evidence’ that Edward Snowden leaks hurt UK national security, say spy chiefs

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Ministers have been handed ‘conclusive evidence’ of how leaks by surveillance whistleblower Edward Snowden damaged national security. It claims suspected terror cells and individuals disappeared from the intelligence radar after the American revealed information on techniques used by the British

What now for the surveillance state?

Alan Rusbridger, Guardian editor

To most visitors, Cheltenham is a charming spa town on the edge of the Cotswolds. They admire its handsome regency terraces, visit its racecourse and throng to a thriving festival scene. Less visibly, Cheltenham is also a company town built

NSA leaks reveal UK passes ‘snoop-data’ through secret Middle East station

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Britain runs a secret internet-monitoring station in the Middle East to intercept and process vast quantities of emails, telephone calls and web traffic on behalf of Western intelligence agencies, The Independent has learnt. The station is able to tap into

UK gathering secret intelligence via covert NSA operation

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The 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 Guardian reveal. The documents show