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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.

video 17 July 2014 UK

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Snowden: If I end up in chains, I can live with that - video

Former American spy Edward Snowden has revealed new details of what he claims are US intelligence abuses of personal data collected via people's communications. Economics Editor Paul Mason reports.

video 07 June 2014 UK

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Don't spy on us! Stephen Fry's plea to governments - video

Speaking to the Don't Spy on Us conference Stephen Fry urges democratic governments to step back from the "brink of totalitarianism" and stop spying on their citizens' emails and internet usage.