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post 08 April 2014
Read more from Geoff White on Technology Did UK spooks use NSA data to spy on Britons?

A new report on how GCHQ and the UKs other spy agencies used NSA data is published - but it leaves many questions still unanswered.

post 28 March 2014
Read more from Jon on Snowblog A good, old-fashioned hack: Chapman Pincher at 100

Journalist Chapman Pincher, who celebrates his 100th birthday on Saturday, exposed the treacheries of cold war spies, from George Blake to John Vassall.

article 22 February 2014 World, United States
Drones are already being used to find terror targets but may do so automatically in a decade
What is ABI - and will it make drones even deadlier?

This week Senator John McCain moved to shift control of US drones from the CIA to the defence department. Meanwhile, fears grow about the application of activity-based intelligence to drones.

video 28 January 2014 Technology, United States

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What the new NSA Angry Birds leak means - video

Ed Snowden's latest leaks not only show spy agencies tapping into and hoovering up data from apps like Angry Birds - they also reveal what a treasure trove the information is.

video 21 January 2014 UK

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Sir David Omand: GCHQ data collection is 'lawful' - video

Sir David Omand, the former head of GCHQ, says it is "perfectly lawful" for British intelligence to collect metadata from people's text messages via the secret US database Dishfire.

post 21 January 2014
Read more from Siobhan Kennedy Third mobile company demands answers over Dishfire

As another telecoms company asks whether the data mining programme Dishfire has been harvesting information from its customers, questions over the role of British agents begin to mount.

video 17 January 2014 UK, United States

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Britain 'violated European spying rules' - video

British spy agencies violated European law when they accessed a secret American database that hoovered up millions of text messages around the world, a leading EU politician tells Channel 4 News.

video 17 January 2014 World, United States

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Greenwald: NSA will still spy on millions - video

The man who helped to bring the Snowden leaks to the world's attention - journalist Glenn Greenwald - is sceptical that Obama's spying reforms will fundamentally change the NSA's approach.

article 17 January 2014 World, United States
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by Stars and civil liberties groups condemn NSA spying

Hollywood actors join civil liberties groups in protests against the National Security Agency's surveillance activities, writes Inigo Gilmore.