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Trump Picks Fights With Germany, U.K., NATO and EU


At this rate, we won’t have any allies soon.

Posted on Mar 20, 2017 READ MORE
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Trump’s Wiretapping Charge Could Contain Some Explosive Truth


The mere existence of a transcript of a phone conversation involving Michael Flynn, the former national security adviser (pictured), carries the potential for a Watergate-size scandal that would land on the Democrats. 

Posted on Mar 14, 2017 READ MORE

New Details About Drone Attacks Reported From Documents Leaked by Snowden


The New York Times on Wednesday reported details about American counterterrorism officials’ use of drone strikes in countries such as Yemen, as well as the working relationship between intelligence agencies in the U.S. and the U.K.

Posted on Jun 24, 2015 READ MORE

Controversial British Intelligence Unit Engaged in Domestic Law Enforcement


Documents published by The Intercept on Monday reveal that a British spy unit purported by officials to be focused on foreign intelligence and counterterrorism—and notorious for using the “most controversial tactics of surveillance, online propaganda and deceit”—is heavily focused on political groups and other domestic matters.

Posted on Jun 22, 2015 READ MORE

Russia Offers 3.9 Million Ruble Bounty for Help Identifying ‘Users of Tor’


Russia’s interior ministry has offered 3.9 million rubles (about $111,000) to anyone who can develop software capable of identifying users of the anonymous Internet browsing platform, The Guardian reports.

Posted on Jul 26, 2014 READ MORE

Intelligence Agency Targets Public Opinion With Polls, Likes, Hits and Other Social Tricks


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According to a new report based on Edward Snowden leaks by the Intercept’s Glenn Greenwald, Britain’s GCHQ has developed a library of tools that allow the agency to aggressively manipulate the public.

Posted on Jul 15, 2014 READ MORE

Vodafone Reveals Government Wiretaps


The Britain-based multinational telecommunications company confirmed that a small number of governments have direct access to the information coursing through its networks.

Posted on Jun 6, 2014 READ MORE

British Spies Intercepted User Webcam Images


Secret documents reveal that British surveillance agency GCHQ and the U.S. National Security Agency collected and kept the webcam images of millions of Internet users who were suspected of no wrongdoing and some of whom were engaged in sexual activity at the time of capture.

Posted on Feb 27, 2014 READ MORE

Edward Snowden Talks to the Germans

In a recent interview, the NSA whistle-blower brought the German television channel NDR up to date on the state of worldwide surveillance by the governments of Britain and the United States.

Posted on Feb 2, 2014 WATCH & LISTEN

Alleged: NSA Lured Belgian Cryptographer With Fake LinkedIn Page


An article published Saturday in the Belgian newspaper De Standaard reports British and American intelligence agencies hacked private networks used by cryptographer and academic Jean-Jacques Quisquater.

Posted on Feb 1, 2014 READ MORE

‘Angry Birds’ Attacked


Hackers defaced the website of the game whose “leaky” user database was revealed as a target of British and American spying agencies.

Posted on Jan 30, 2014 READ MORE

‘Angry Birds’ Are Helping the NSA Spy on You


Top secret documents reveal American and British intelligence agencies possess the capability to exploit vulnerabilities in “leaky” smartphone apps that transmit users’ private information across the Internet.

Posted on Jan 27, 2014 READ MORE

Will Obama’s Speech Mention That the NSA Collects Billions of Text Messages?


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Leaks reveal more insight into the NSA and GCHQ and the collection of nearly 200 million text messages a day.

Posted on Jan 16, 2014 READ MORE

EU Parliament Committee Slams NSA, Votes to Hear Snowden


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The U.S. National Security Agency and its U.K. equivalent were the targets of sharp condemnation by a European Union parliamentary committee on civil liberties, which released a report Thursday slamming the two agencies for their invasive surveillance programs in Europe and calling for systemic changes.

Posted on Jan 9, 2014 READ MORE

Israel Fumes Over U.S. Spying


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One week after documents revealed that British and American intelligence agencies targeted email addresses belonging to the offices of Israel’s former prime minister and defense minister, Israeli officials angrily demanded that U.S. spying on their government stop.

Posted on Dec 22, 2013 READ MORE

Spy Agencies Infiltrate Online Games


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In recent years, the NSA and Britain’s GCHQ have turned their legally dubious spying efforts to the world of online gaming, which documents leaked by whistle-blower Edward Snowden and obtained by The Guardian, The New York Times and ProPublica described as a “target-rich communications network” in which intelligence targets could “hide in plain sight.”

Posted on Dec 9, 2013 READ MORE

Guardian Threatened With Terrorism Charges for Reporting NSA Story


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British police are investigating the staff of The Guardian newspaper to determine whether acts of journalism can be prosecuted as acts of terrorism.

Posted on Dec 3, 2013 READ MORE

Sir Tim Berners-Lee Criticizes Spy Agencies


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The British architect of the World Wide Web called for a “full and frank public debate” on Internet surveillance by U.K. and U.S. spy agencies.

Posted on Nov 7, 2013 READ MORE

Google Engineers Say ‘Fuck You’ to the NSA, Encrypt Future Stolen Data


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While their bosses use less salty language to push for reform and transparency, a couple of Google’s security engineers have taken to the company’s own social network to vent their frustration at U.S. and British spying.

Posted on Nov 6, 2013 READ MORE

GCHQ Tries to Keep Surveillance From the Public


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Leaked memos show the U.K. intelligence agency has repeatedly warned internally that it fears “damaging public debate” about the nature and scale of its mass spying activities because it could lead to legal challenges that affect the program.

Posted on Oct 25, 2013 READ MORE

Truthdiggers of the Week: Editors and Reporters of The Guardian


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In an age of unprecedented antagonism toward the press, one newspaper headquartered in the heart of a former empire is making a spirited thrashing of the image and ambitions of some of the world’s proudest elites.

Posted on Oct 13, 2013 READ MORE

On Chelsea Manning and Privacy, Cumberbatch Still Sides With Authority (Updated)


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After reading Benedict Cumberbatch’s full, unedited remarks on the punishment of Chelsea Manning and government destruction of privacy, published Monday at The Guardian, I believe his meanings as originally reported remain intact.

Posted on Sep 14, 2013 READ MORE

Manning Wronged and Miranda’s Right


The violation of Miranda’s rights has created a political firestorm in Britain, whose equivalent to the National Security Agency, the Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ), has come under equal scrutiny for widespread surveillance.

Posted on Aug 25, 2013 READ MORE

New Program Builds a Map of Your Email Life (Video)


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A recently launched online service offers a visual representation of the email metadata scooped up by the NSA and England’s intelligence agency GCHQ by organizing your inbox according to the people with whom you correspond.

Posted on Jul 10, 2013 READ MORE

British Spy Agency ‘Masters the Internet’


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Britain’s Government Communications Headquarters has secretly gained access to the network of cables that carry the world’s phone calls and Internet traffic and has begun to process vast amounts of personal information that it shares with the U.S. National Security Agency, documents provided by NSA whistle-blower Edward Snowden reveal.

Posted on Jun 21, 2013 READ MORE

Sweden Framing Assange, British Spy Messages Said to Say


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The WikiLeaks founder revealed internal conversations among employees of Britain’s intelligence agency in which agents apparently speculate that he is the target of a “fit-up” by Swedish authorities seeking his extradition on rape charges.

Posted on May 21, 2013 READ MORE

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