Latest GCHQ articles

Google to encrypt searches in response to NSA surveillance claims

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

US security agency using automated platform to spread malware

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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 and leader of the Liberal Democrats Nick Clegg
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

UK government used DDoS attacks against Anonymous, Snowden documents reveal

GCHQ used attacks and other techniques to unmask and send hacktivists to prison
05 Feb 2014

The threat to internet security from quantum computing

Like nuclear fusion, universal quantum computers always seem to be five years away. But as John Leonard reports, a major breakthrough may not be far off, and for internet security nothing will be the same again
03 Feb 2014

H4cked Off: PRISM is just the beginning

Edward Snowden's revelations on the extent of the NSA's and GCHQ's snooping activities are just the tip of the iceberg, argues Stuart Sumner
29 Jan 2014

GCHQ 'snooped on YouTube and Facebook' and analysed data using Splunk

Spy agency had real-time data on Facebook 'likes', YouTube and Blogger visits
29 Jan 2014

Snowden: US uses internet surveillance for industrial espionage

Will claims of industrial espionage by the NSA place a dark cloud over cloud computing?
27 Jan 2014

Obama to stop NSA from storing telephone data in bulk – but it will still be stored

Phone data will instead be stored by a third party
17 Jan 2014

NSA collected 200 million texts a day, including those of Britons

Latest Snowden revelations show that GCHQ was allowed to see SMS information collected by the US
17 Jan 2014

Blackphone promises to put privacy first

New venture by Silent Circle and Geekphone aims to keep calls and texts private
17 Jan 2014

Sack security personnel who can't say why they're adding security - Dr Ian Levy, CESG

Information assurance body technical director says more security doesn't always mean better security
14 Jan 2014

GCHQ and NSA spied on charities, allies, and an EU official

US and UK spy agencies worked together to monitor a list of surveillance targets in more than 60 countries
20 Dec 2013

GCHQ to keep a closer eye on Huawei

Government's spy agency to work closely with Chinese firm amid fears that it is spying on the UK
18 Dec 2013

NSA using Google's online ad tracking tools to spy on web users

Android and Apple smartphones also tracked using app location tools
12 Dec 2013

Encrypting data will not stop government snooping

Tech companies are looking to encryption to protect their data from the NSA – but the truth is, if the government wants, the government gets. Danny Palmer explores the issues
10 Dec 2013

David Cameron to enter talks with China over cyber spying

Prime Minister says 'cyber dialogue between UK and China is necessary'
04 Dec 2013

CESG and CREST reveal first companies to be certified for Cyber Incident Response schemes

BAE Systems Detica, PwC, Verizon UK are some of the companies selected to help firms deal with cyber attacks
18 Nov 2013

Microsoft to increase use of encryption to thwart NSA/GCHQ internet surveillance

Microsoft to address weak point exploited by NSA and GCHQ
14 Nov 2013

GCHQ used fake LinkedIn pages bearing malware to attack Belgacom

Spy agency used LinkedIn and Slashdot pages injected with malware to compromise Belgium's national telecoms operator
11 Nov 2013

H4cked Off: Too much Hoovering is bad for us all

The example of J Edgar Hoover shows why surveillance without oversight is a dangerous thing
10 Nov 2013

GCHQ director Sir Iain Lobban claims secret surveillance methods are not 'sinister'

GCHQ's Lobban also guarantees that spy agencies will not conduct operations that are illegal
08 Nov 2013

Internet surveillance: the whole of Europe is at it, reveal latest documents from Edward Snowden

Latest disclosures from whistleblower Edward Snowden reveal that intelligence agencies across Europe are spying on everyone
01 Nov 2013