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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.

post 17 October 2014
Read more from Geoff White on Technology Whisper it quietly: who can you trust online?

The reason so many online services are free is because they are selling your data out the back door: to advertising agencies or, in the case of Whisper, to websites like Buzzfeed.

post 17 October 2014
Read more from Geoff White on Technology How your desk is a jackpot for spies...

The humble desk has a double life. On the one hand it is home to coffee rings and chewed biros. On the other, it is a window spies can use to access your private information. So how safe are you?

post 16 October 2014
Exclusive: Laura Poitras on Snowden - the movie

Laura Poitras' movie CITZENFOUR captures the man at the centre of today's Watergate moment - Edward Snowden - in a compelling story of whistleblowing and NSA snooping.

article 13 October 2014 World, Bahrain
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Fatima Manji by The activists 'hacked' by the government of Bahrain

They came to the UK to seek refuge - but now exiled Bahraini democracy activists have been alarmed to find their online activities may have been under surveillance by the government of Bahrain.