Tag: Secret Intelligence Service

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

UK intelligence agencies spying on lawyers in sensitive security cases

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The intelligence services have routinely been intercepting legally privileged communications between lawyers and their clients in sensitive security cases, according to internal MI5, MI6 and GCHQ documents. The information obtained may even have been exploited unlawfully and used by the

Australia’s overseas spy chief reappointed for another five years

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The boss of Australia’s shadowy overseas spy agency has been given another five years in the job. The federal government has reappointed Nick Warner as the head of the Australian Secret Intelligence Service, or Asis. The foreign minister, Julie Bishop,

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MI5 hiring: British Secret Service looking for intel experts on Russia

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The UK’s MI5 has decided to beef up its team with more experts on Russia amid the ongoing political crisis in Ukraine. It is now hiring Russian intelligence analysts to monitor intercepted phone calls and emails. According to the Times’

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

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

U.K. spy chiefs pulled out of the shadows

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The heads of Britain's three most powerful spy agencies will answer questions from U.K. lawmakers Thursday for the first time ever in view of the public. Sir Iain Lobban, head of the NSA-equivalent GCHQ, MI5's Andrew Parker and MI6's Sir

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

Poisoned spy was working for foreign intelligence

LONDON – Russian Alexander Litvinenko was a “registered and paid” agent working for Britain’s foreign intelligence agency when he died after being mysteriously poisoned, a lawyer representing his widow told an official hearing Thursday. Another lawyer said the U.K. has

REVIEW: Intelligence and the War Against Japan. Britain, America and the Politics of Secret Service

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by Richard J. Aldrich. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2000. 500 pages. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Intelligence and the War Against Japan offers the first comprehensive history of the development of the British secret service and its relations with its American intelligence counterparts