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# gchq - Friday 25 June, 2021

UK's cybersecurity chief praises Irish government for not paying HSE hack ransom
# GCHQ
# GCHQ

UK's cybersecurity chief praises Irish government for not paying HSE hack ransom

Jun 25th 2021, 6:45 AM 27,067 Views 19 Comments

Lindy Cameron says that income streams for criminals must be stopped.

# gchq - Friday 17 March, 2017

'Utterly ridiculous': British spy agency denies claims it was used to spy on Trump
# GCHQ
# GCHQ

'Utterly ridiculous': British spy agency denies claims it was used to spy on Trump

Mar 17th 2017, 8:30 AM 8,363 Views 32 Comments

The story was one of several offered by Spicer as evidence to support the president’s explosive claims that Obama had moved to “tap my phones.”

# gchq - Tuesday 5 May, 2015

British spy agency might be able to tell when you say 'craic' or 'Dublin' on the phone
# Hold Your Whisht
# Hold Your Whisht

British spy agency might be able to tell when you say 'craic' or 'Dublin' on the phone

May 5th 2015, 5:40 PM 23,604 Views 47 Comments

And “Belfast”, and “Seán” and “pub.”

# gchq - Friday 6 February, 2015

NSA sharing data with British spies was illegal... but it's not going to stop
# Spooks
# Spooks

NSA sharing data with British spies was illegal... but it's not going to stop

Feb 6th 2015, 10:46 PM 7,102 Views 18 Comments

Here’s why.

# gchq - Monday 26 January, 2015

Man who prank called Cameron was 'off his face on booze and cocaine'
# Drunk Dialling
# Drunk Dialling

Man who prank called Cameron was 'off his face on booze and cocaine'

Jan 26th 2015, 3:58 PM 11,835 Views 15 Comments

The man pretended to be the head of spy agency GCHQ.

# gchq - Saturday 29 November, 2014

Government silent as Snowden docs reveal access to Ireland's internet cables
# GCHQ
# GCHQ

Government silent as Snowden docs reveal access to Ireland's internet cables

Nov 29th 2014, 8:49 PM 61,876 Views 116 Comments

It has been revealed that UK authorities have access to one Irish submarine internet cable.

# gchq - Thursday 27 February, 2014

Spy agency captures millions of Yahoo users' webcam images
# Spying
# Spying

Spy agency captures millions of Yahoo users' webcam images

Feb 27th 2014, 5:19 PM 12,379 Views 39 Comments

In one six-month period in 2008, the British spy agency collected webcam imagery from more than 1.8 million Yahoo user accounts around the world.

# gchq - Tuesday 28 January, 2014

Head of Britain's 'eavesdropping agency' to step down
# GCHQ
# GCHQ

Head of Britain's 'eavesdropping agency' to step down

Jan 28th 2014, 10:30 PM 4,475 Views 5 Comments

Iain Lobban is to leave GCHQ later this year after nearly six years as its director.

# gchq - Thursday 16 January, 2014

More Snowden revelations: NSA collected almost 200 million texts a day
# SNOWDEN
# SNOWDEN

More Snowden revelations: NSA collected almost 200 million texts a day

Jan 16th 2014, 10:19 PM 6,661 Views 28 Comments

The secret operation, codenamed ‘Dishfire’, used the messages to extract data on the location, contact networks and credit card details of mobile users.

# gchq - Wednesday 27 November, 2013

Column: The EU seems just as interested in your data as the NSA
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: The EU seems just as interested in your data as the NSA

Nov 27th 2013, 7:30 PM 50 Views 27 Comments

Searching questions need to be asked over what type of data the EU retains – and what it does with this data, writes David Moloney.

# gchq - Thursday 7 November, 2013

"Our adversaries are rubbing their hands with glee. Al-Qaeda is lapping it up." - MI6
# Spying
# Spying

"Our adversaries are rubbing their hands with glee. Al-Qaeda is lapping it up." - MI6

Nov 7th 2013, 7:13 PM 10,106 Views 45 Comments

British spy chiefs said today that intelligence leaks by Edward Snowden were being used by enemies to change the way they operate.

# gchq - Thursday 19 September, 2013

Column: For some people, digital surveillance can mark the difference between life and death
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: For some people, digital surveillance can mark the difference between life and death

Sep 19th 2013, 7:30 PM 14 Views 6 Comments

For most, debates about the snooping NSA and GCHQ are little more than great material for a chat down the pub – but for human rights defenders around the world, digital security is synonymous with personal security, writes Mary Lawlor.

# gchq - Tuesday 20 August, 2013

Guardian editor: The British government forced us to destroy hard drives
# NSA Leaks
# NSA Leaks

Guardian editor: The British government forced us to destroy hard drives

Aug 20th 2013, 11:27 AM 8,247 Views 51 Comments

The Guardian editor Alan Rusbridger has said that senior government officials pressured his paper to destroy files related to its recent stories about the National Security Agency in the US.

# gchq - Monday 17 June, 2013

UK 'tapped phones and emails' of other countries at G20 summits
# Surveillance
# Surveillance

UK 'tapped phones and emails' of other countries at G20 summits

Jun 17th 2013, 8:01 AM 4,809 Views 29 Comments

The Guardian says diplomats at a finance ministers’ summit in 2009 were tapped – on the day that a British-hosted G8 begins.

# gchq - Monday 10 June, 2013

British minister says report of UK access to US data is 'baseless'
# Surveillance
# Surveillance

British minister says report of UK access to US data is 'baseless'

Jun 10th 2013, 4:59 PM 3,297 Views 12 Comments

William Hague says any proposals by British intelligence agencies to intercept data needs the approval of ministers.

# gchq - Friday 7 June, 2013

UK has had access to US's secret data for three years - report
# Surveillance
# Surveillance

UK has had access to US's secret data for three years - report

Jun 7th 2013, 5:26 PM 7,418 Views 66 Comments

The Guardian says Britain’s GCHQ surveillance agency has been able to access data harvested by the US’s ‘PRISM’ system.

# gchq - Sunday 1 April, 2012

The Daily Fix: Sunday
# Daily Fix
# Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Sunday

Apr 1st 2012, 8:12 PM 8,741 Views 0 Comments

Our nightly round-up of the day’s main news, and the bits-and-pieces you might have missed…

Plans for UK web monitoring could affect Irish users
# Surveillance
# Surveillance

Plans for UK web monitoring could affect Irish users

Apr 1st 2012, 7:20 PM 9,771 Views 60 Comments

It’s reported that the UK government is seeking the power to monitor calls, texts, emails and web visits under new legislation.

# gchq - Friday 2 December, 2011

Crack an online puzzle, win a job in the British intelligence service
# Recruitment
From The Daily Edge
# Recruitment

Crack an online puzzle, win a job in the British intelligence service

Dec 2nd 2011, 11:44 AM 1,945 Views 2 Comments

The British intelligence agency GCHQ launches its most unusual recruitment drive yet. It simply asks: can you crack it?

# gchq - Monday 15 August, 2011

MI5 called in to decrypt rioters' BlackBerry Messenger data
# Riots
# Riots

MI5 called in to decrypt rioters' BlackBerry Messenger data

Aug 15th 2011, 9:12 PM 653 Views 13 Comments

The Guardian says the UK’s electronic interception centre has also been asked to try and find those responsible for starting riots.