In a classified document leaked by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden five of the U.K.’s ‘intercepting law enforcement agencies’ have accessed millions of U.K. citizens phone records and Internet activity.
Dated March 9, 2011, the leaked document, published by The Intercept, identifies the MI5, the National Crime Agency previously known as the Serious Organized Crime Agency, the Police Service of Northern Ireland, the Scottish Recording Centre, and HMRC.
All five were part of the Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) secret government programme known as the MILKWHITE Enrichment Service (MES).
Interestingly, enough, it is the mention of the PSNI, which has [...]
The director of Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ), UK’s intelligence agency will in a speech today, speak about the global cyber security standard falling short of where it needs to be.
Recent breaches have pushed the topic of cyber security to the forefront in the UK. The most significant recent breach is the now infamous TalkTalk hack. The GCHQ, UK’s spy agency has now revealed that it is identifying at least 200 cyber attacks targeting critical installations, networks and companies, up from 100 attacks last summer.
Speaking to the Telegraph, the director general for cyber security at GCHQ, Ciaran Martin said:
These are attacks that are of [...]
The UK government is set to ban companies like Apple from providing complete, unbreakable encryption to end users in a new law set to be introduced under the Investigatory Powers Bill.
In a sweeping overbearing move, the likes of Apple and Google will no longer be allowed to offer total end-user encryption wherein customer communications are routinely beyond the reach of law enforcement and the companies behind the technology themselves. UK ISPs will also be tasked to store the browsing history of their customers for a year.
The Daily Telegraph, a prominent UK publication with reliable ties with the current [...]
The infamous whistleblower claims that the UK Intelligence Agency GCHQ can use secret technology (Smurf Suite) to track and control any Smartphone in the country.
In a recent interview with BBC (video below), Edward Snowden talked about how a new GCHQ technology is secretly hacking phones. According to him, they can access photos, steal files, listen in to conversations and even track the exact location of any smartphone.
Mr. Snowden leaked thousands of documents that have to do with the alleged secret project. The documents outline GCHQ’s project, the “Smurf Suite”, the inner workings of which are much more sinister than the name suggests. The suite is a number of [...]