Latest GCHQ articles

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

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'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'

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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

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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

ISPs take GCHQ to court over state-backed cyber attacks

Seven ISPs from across the globe accuse GCHQ of targeting their networks with malware
02 Jul 2014

GCHQ can now legally track Google, Facebook and web-based email without warrants

Welcome to your connected future, citizen
18 Jun 2014

GCHQ to feed cyber-intelligence to UK's biggest companies

Intelligence feed part of push to improve defences against industrial espionage
17 Jun 2014

Huawei bringing R&D centre to Bristol, George Osborne loves it

Chinese company promises to create 300 new research jobs by 2017
10 Jun 2014

Vodafone transparency report reveals extent of government surveillance

Spy agencies in six countries have direct access to phone operators' networks, admits Vodafone
06 Jun 2014

NSA building database of photos for facial recognition project

Photos drawn from online sources, such as Facebook and other social media
02 Jun 2014

GCHQ targeted input components in Guardian newspaper raid

Security services ripped out controller chips from keyboard and trackpad – as well as taking hard-disk drives
23 May 2014

Privacy group launches legal challenge over GCHQ malware operation

Privacy International claims GCHQ surveillance and malware operation breaches human rights laws
15 May 2014

Google to encrypt searches in response to NSA surveillance claims

Encryption intended to evade snooping by NSA, GCHQ and Chinese authorities
13 Mar 2014

US security agency using automated platform to spread malware

Up to 100,000 PCs compromised according to the latest documents from Edward Snowden
13 Mar 2014

Government to review data gathering activities of spy agencies

Deputy prime minister Nick Clegg calls for oversight of security services to be tightened up
04 Mar 2014

Angela Merkel proposes European communications network to improve data protection

German Chancellor finally acts after months of NSA and GCHQ spying revelations
17 Feb 2014