Tag: Law enforcement in the United Kingdom

GCHQ snooping laws need to be overhauled in wake of Snowden, report finds

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Snooping laws surrounding GCHQ and Britain’s spy agencies need to be overhauled in the wake of the Ed Snowden leaks, a major review has concluded. The intelligence agency does not have the authority or capability to collect and read everyone’s

Report: British intelligence has identified Foley’s killer

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The British security services MI5 and MI6 have identified the British member of the Islamic State jihadist organization who is suspected of murdering American journalist James Foley, according to the London-based Sunday Times newspaper. The newspaper attributed the information to

UK forges close cyber ties with China despite ‘endemic espionage’

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As the US continues to take a hard line with China over alleged criminal hacking of American companies, UK cyber investigators have quietly forged relationships with their counterparts in China, the Guardian has learned. Over the past six months, at

Snowden leaks prompt ‘insidious’ claims about spies: UK lawmaker

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Edward Snowden‘s disclosures of the scale of mass surveillance are “an embarrassing indictment” of the weak nature of the oversight and legal accountability of Britain’s security and intelligence agencies, MPs have concluded. A highly critical report by the Commons home

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

MI5 and industry join forces to fight cybercrime

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Cyber-security experts from industry are to operate alongside the intelligence agencies for the first time in an attempt to combat the growing online threat to British firms. The government is creating a so-called fusion cell where analysts from MI5 and

Margaret Thatcher threatened to veto BBC programme about MI5 and MI6

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National Archives' files show how PM tried to browbeat BBC and reveals speculation about Erroll Flynn being a Nazi agent. The Conservative government threatened to "veto" a BBC Panorama programme about MI5 and MI6 because it planned to reveal details

Secret London spy hotspots revealed as list pinpoints espionage sites

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A list of London's most secretive espionage sites has revealed the spots used by MI5 agents and Russian spies, naming hotspot in Holborn, Clapham and South Kensington among others. Where exactly do spies get their cars fixed, have something to