Latest GCHQ articles

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

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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

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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

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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

GCHQ certifies six cyber security Master’s degree courses

Royal Holloway and Oxford universities' courses get full certification, while De Montfort misses out
01 Aug 2014

Meet the White House’s go-to security expert (who’s never seen a Snowden document)

Sooraj Shah speaks to Rodney Joffe about the state of cyber security and government surveillance, and delves into the history of Neustar, the company he works for
30 Jul 2014

NSA data collection ineffective against terrorism and dangerous for democracy, say mathematicians

'Blanket surveillance is highly unlikely to prevent a terrorist attack and is a dangerous misuse of resources'
17 Jul 2014

GCHQ seeks to control the internet with social media manipulation, poll hacking and even more snooping

Spy agency has catalogue of software tools it uses to infiltrate the internet to shape what people see
15 Jul 2014

GCHQ to be quizzed on surveillance claims by Investigatory Powers Tribunal

Lawyers representing spy agencies will be tasked with proving that surveillance is lawful and justified
14 Jul 2014