Latest GCHQ articles

Personal data should become private property, not Google's or GCHQ's, says David Davis MP

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MPs struggling to catch up with technology allow Google and GCHQ to treat personal data as their own
16 Dec 2014

GCHQ to get more power to tackle online child abuse images

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Prime Minister unveils new initiative between National Crime Agency and GCHQ to tackle online child abuse
11 Dec 2014

GCHQ’s Tempora programme deemed legal by Investigatory Powers Tribunal

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Tribunal has asked for more submissions but said the system of mass surveillance disclosed by Snowden could in principle, be lawful
05 Dec 2014

More control needed for biometrics in smartphones, says ex-GCHQ boss

Apple's iPhone 6 fingerprint scanner is secure now, but it's only a matter of time before cyber criminals find a way in, says Sir John Adye
01 Dec 2014

In computer security, it's almost impossible to tell the 'good guys' from the 'bad guys'

Even the most sophisticated of cyber attacks invariably start with a banal email and a simple attachment or URL. But how should organisations start to protect themselves against such attacks?
25 Nov 2014

Vodafone denies working with government to create network for spying on citizens

Snowden files suggest Cable & Wireless - now part of Vodafone - was heavily involved in spying on citizens
23 Nov 2014

Theresa May to introduce plans for new internet snooping powers

Plans to match individual users with IP addresses to be put to MPs
23 Nov 2014

Computing's Top 10 tech stories of the week: Rock-star CEOs, an Apple bug and Edward Snowden

Techies behaving badly and Brazilians standing up to bullies. It's all here folks
13 Nov 2014

Germany and Brazil propose UN resolution re-write to condemn 'highly intrusive act' of NSA surveillance

Two countries, both victims of NSA spying, want United Nations to condemn snooping
07 Nov 2014

GCHQ admits to spying on 'legally privileged communications' in sensitive legal cases

Disclosures ordered by the Investigatory Powers Tribunal reveal extent of snooping into communications in cases brought against the state
07 Nov 2014

Was GCHQ's Robert Hannigan right or wrong to call on tech firms to help with terrorism threat?

Two Computing journalists butt heads over whether GCHQ should be assisted, or condemned
06 Nov 2014

Technology companies 'are in denial' about 'web’s misuse' by terrorists, says GCHQ boss

Companies should support government attempts to monitor the web, argues new GCHQ boss Robert Hannigan
04 Nov 2014

Top 10 IT news stories of the week: Hitting Belgacom while it's down, and could Universal Credit be in a worse state than realised?

Candid interviews dominate the top 10: David Davis MP, Belgacom's Fabrice Clement and a job centre whistleblower
31 Oct 2014

Australian data retention laws to be used to combat download piracy

Australian equivalent of Communications Data Bill will enable a wide range of agencies to access internet users' database, admits police chief
30 Oct 2014

GCHQ conducts mass surveillance without a warrant with help from NSA, government admits

GCHQ doesn't bother with warrants, Investigatory Powers Tribunal or data protection laws, admits government in privacy court case
29 Oct 2014

Russia and China to sign cyber-security treaty in November

Cooperation agreement will enable the two countries to conduct 'joint cyber-security operations', according to Russian press reports
26 Oct 2014

GCHQ cyber-attack cost 'several million euros', says Belgacom security head Fabrice Clément

GCHQ's Belgacom attack mainly compromised staff with technical profiles, says Clément, in wide-ranging interview
26 Oct 2014

David Davis MP: Only a minority of MPs care about internet privacy - and even fewer know much about technology

'Even the ministers in charge of this don't have the first bloody idea of what they are doing,' says Davis
23 Oct 2014

Edward Snowden warns over Google and Facebook's 'dangerous services'

Web giants paving the way for NSA, and GCHQ – who Snowden accuses of running a domestic surveillance programme in which 'anything goes'
13 Oct 2014

Top 10 IT news stories of the week: Privacy at the forefront - Apple's iCloud, Microsoft's emails and 42,000 patient forms lost by NHS Trust

The most-read list features the security implications of the theft of celebrity photos and the biggest stories from BoxWorks
05 Sep 2014

Weekend protest at GCHQ over mass surveillance

Three-day protest by supporters of civil liberties groups opposing GCHQ's surveillance powers
29 Aug 2014

Top 10 IT news stories of the week: GCHQ staff lend a hand to the Tor Project and Sony gets slated for its security. Again

Popular this week include an analysis of Sony's security shortcomings and the cheeky tip-offs from GCHQ staff to the Tor Project
29 Aug 2014

GCHQ and NSA security staff tip-off Tor developers over bugs

NSA and GCHQ staff are routinely tipping off Tor over bugs the security agencies are trying to exploit
22 Aug 2014

GCHQ port scans 32 countries to find servers it can hack and use in attacks

GCHQ's 'Hacienda' programme to find insecure servers it can compromise - and from which it can conduct attacks
19 Aug 2014