Edward Snowden


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
GCHQ (Getty Images)
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
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.

article 20 November 2014 UK, Germany
Spy cable revealed: how telecoms firm worked with GCHQ (G)
Geoff White by Spy cable revealed: how telecoms firm worked with GCHQ

One of the UK's largest communications firms had a leading role in creating the surveillance system exposed by Edward Snowden, it can be revealed.

post 11 November 2014
Read more from Jonathan Rugman his blog Could Alan Turing have worked for our modern security services?

This week sees the opening of a film about codebreaker Alan Turing's work at Bletchley Park. Would there be room for him in today's MI6? Former spy chief John Scarlett thinks so.

video 04 November 2014 World, Russia

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'The US would like to confront Ed Snowden'

Alejandro Majorkas, deputy US homeland security chief, tells Channel 4 News the United States wants to try Ed Snowden for leaking details of alleged phone and internet surveillance.