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  • Diplomat appointed to head UK eavesdropping agency

    A diplomat who has advised the British government on counterterrorism has been appointed head of the electronic spy agency GCHQ.

  • FILE - In this  Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014, file photo, Yahoo president and CEO Marissa Mayer speaks during a keynote address at the International Consumer Electronics Show, in Las Vegas. Yahoo said Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014, that usernames and passwords of its email customers have been stolen and used to access accounts, but the company isn't saying how many accounts have been affected. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson, File)

    Yahoo webcam users beware: Brit intel may have your naked pics

    The British agency that heads up the country's government surveillance has captured still images from hundreds of Yahoo webcam chats from between 2008 and 2010 — some of which included the images of naked users.

  • Illustration: Get Out of Jail spy card by Linas Garsys for The Washington Times

    EDITORIAL: The lies governments tell

    It's harder by the day to credit the defenders of domestic surveillance. They insist NSA spies are only doing what's necessary to thwart the evil schemes of terrorists. The document collection leaked by Edward J. Snowden consistently undermines the pretty narrative that insists, "Trust us, we're spying for your own good." New files released by NBC News show that some snooping agencies are more obsessed with naughty teenagers than terrorists.

  • Report: UK spies intercept webcam pics, nudity

    Britain's signals intelligence division is stealing screenshots from hundreds of thousands of innocent Yahoo users' webcam videos, according to the Guardian newspaper, which also reported that the years-long operation has swept up a huge haul of intimate photographs.

  • Report: Spies use smartphone apps to track people

    Documents leaked by former NSA contactor Edward Snowden suggest that spy agencies have a powerful ally in Angry Birds and a host of other apps installed on smartphones across the globe.

  • British snooping agency did cyberattack on Belgian telecom firm: report

    The British equivalent of the National Security Agency launched a cyberattack against Belgium's biggest telecommunications company that is being criminally investigated in Brussels, Germany's Der Spiegel newspaper reported.

  • ** FILE ** National Intelligence Director James Clapper testifying on Capitol Hill in Washington, April 18, 2013. Clapper is apologizing for telling Congress earlier this year that the National Security Agency does not collect data on millions of Americans. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

    NSA cracked most online encryption used to protect confidential data: report

    The NSA has bypassed or altogether cracked much of the digital encryption used by businesses and everyday Web users, according to reports in The New York Times, Britain's Guardian newspaper and the nonprofit news website ProPublica

  • Report: British spy group tracks European Web, phone communications

    British officials have access to a majority of Internet and telephone communications flowing throughout Europe, and in some cases reaching to the United States and other parts of the world, according to new documents from American whistleblower Edward Snowden, according to a new report in the German press.

  • UK spy agency asks academics to tackle cyber risks

    Britain's government says a new research institute partly funded by the country's eavesdropping spy agency will ask mathematicians and computer scientists to join the fight against cyber threats.

  • UK spy agency asks hackers to crack code

    Can you crack the code?

  • UK says it gets hit by 1,000 cyber attacks monthly

    British government computer networks are targeted by some 1,000 attacks a month, one of the country's top spies said in comments published Wednesday, adding that officials may consider investing in using cyberwarfare techniques to deter their online enemies.

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