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Topic - Gchq
A diplomat who has advised the British government on counterterrorism has been appointed head of the electronic spy agency GCHQ.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
Can you crack the code?
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.