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post 12 March 2015
Read more from Geoff White on Technology Does GCHQ really only use 'a fraction' of its data?

The findings in today's intelligence and security committee report seem at odds with the picture presented by documents from the whistleblower Edward Snowden.

post 12 March 2015
Read more from Geoff White on Technology Surveillance declared legal - but would a new law change anything?

There are different rules about what the spy agencies can do in Britain, compared to the rest of the world - will a replacement law give the same protection within and outside the UK?

article 12 March 2015 UK
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'Snooping' laws: what can we expect from MP's spying report?

The power of UK security agencies to access private communications will be examined in a parliamentary report due to be published on Thursday.

post 06 February 2015
Read more from Geoff White on Technology Spying: who's got your back?

The people who are supposed to be protecting our privacy from the spies are mostly former judges and politicians. Transparency doesn't appear high on their list.

article 06 February 2015 UK, United States
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GCHQ broke the law by spying on UK citizens

GCHQ broke the law in its access to billions of emails and online address books gathered by American spies, the UK's surveillance watchdog has ruled.

post 27 January 2015
Read more from Geoff White on Technology Crime is changing, and technology is playing a major role

News last week that crime rates had fallen to a record low gives an indication as to how that shift is taking place.

article 05 December 2014 UK, United States
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Mass surveillance by GCHQ 'is lawful', tribunal finds

Privacy campaigners vow to take their case to the European court after a secret tribunal rules that GCHQ mass surveillance techniques are lawful and not in breach of human rights.

post 26 November 2014
Read more from Geoff White on Technology Is Facebook really capable of monitoring terrorists?

Bearing in mind Facebook moderators sometimes have trouble telling the difference between breastfeeding and porn, I reckon they'd struggle to distinguish angry boasts from genuine threats to life.

post 25 November 2014
Read more from Geoff White on Technology 'The new Stuxnet' - is GCHQ linked to Regin hacking campaign?

Reports emerge of a new highly advanced hacking tool that may be linked to the UK's spying headquarters.