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GCHQ tribunal hears civil liberties legal challenge

Civil liberties groups are making a legal challenge against the alleged use of mass surveillance by UK intelligence services.

The tribunal follows revelations about UK and US surveillance practices by former US intelligence analyst Edward Snowden. 378 more words

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UK spy agency sued by Internet providers over malware attacks

By JOSEPH FITSANAKIS | intelNews.org
A group of Internet service providers from North America, Europe, Asia and Africa have filed a lawsuit against Britain’s foremost signals intelligence agency, accusing it of hurting their business by spying on them. 384 more words

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7 international ISPs sue UK's surveillance agency

British signals intelligence agency GCHQ has a new foe — a lawsuit from an international group of Internet Service Providers (ISPs).

The lawsuit has been filed by UK-based Privacy International and ISPs from the U.S. 458 more words

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ISPs from around the world take action against "illegal," "destructive" GCHQ

Internet service providers from the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, the United States, and South Korea have brought a case against the GCHQ intelligence agency in response to reports of its attempts to break into their networks and compromise their customers’ personal data. 626 more words

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Activist communications providers sue UK spies over surveillance

The British civil rights group Privacy International has filed yet another lawsuit over GCHQ’s surveillance programs, this time alongside a bunch of small, activist-friendly internet service and communications providers from around the world. 340 more words

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What does GCHQ know about our devices that we don't? - Privacy International

https://www.privacyinternational.org/blog/what-does-gchq-know-about-our-devices-that-we-dont

Surprisingly, however, GCHQ were not just interested in hard drives nor did they destroy whole devices. An examination of the targeted hardware by Privacy International, with cooperation from the Guardian, has found the whole episode to be more troubling and puzzling than previously believed.  497 more words

U.K. government uses overseas location of Facebook, Google servers as spying justification

The U.K.’s intelligence agencies see British people’s Google(s fb) searches and communications sent over services such as Facebook(s fb) as fair game for interception when the relevant servers are based outside the country, the British counter-terrorism chief has told a surveillance court. 601 more words

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