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UK spy agency GCHQ paid NZ firm Endace to power Internet fiber-optic taps

The 2013 Snowden documents revealed UK intelligence agency GCHQ to be tapping into the undersea cables that carry Internet traffic, covertly gathering vast amounts of digital comms data under a surveillance program code-named… 1,001 more words


The Battle on Porn and Privacy

Despite the levels of ‘taboo’ surrounding any admission of watching porn, surveys have found that 86% of young adult men watch porn, and one in three women… 633 more words


UK's new cyber security centre to debunk scare tactics and lead by example

The UK government has had enough of clichéd cyber dementor imagery, scary-sounding industry rhetoric and impossible security advice that the average consumer has no hope of following. 1,707 more words


Britain Accused Of Attacking Freedom of the Press – Again. “Investigative Journalists Classified as Terrorists”

In the worst scenario possible for press freedom, the British government has classified investigative journalists as terrorists when it comes to surveillance. “New evidence from other UK intelligence documents revealed by Snowden also shows that a GCHQ information security assessment listed “investigative journalists” as a threat alongside terrorists or hackers” – the Guardian article stated. 1,096 more words


UK spying agencies collected Britons’ data for 17 years: Court

Press TV – October 18, 2016

UK spying agencies secretly and unlawfully collected and stored personal data of Britons for 17 years, according to a court ruling.

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Snowden: The Book Behind the Film

The Snowden Files: The Inside Story of the World’s Most Wanted Man

By Luke Harding

Guardian Books (2014)

Book Review

The Snowden Files is the fast-paced thrilleresque account of whistleblower Edward Snowden’s dramatic escape from US capture in Hong Kong, following his leak of thousands of computer files documenting Orwellian NSA surveillance activites. 312 more words

Inspiring Moments In Resistance

Has someone been reading your emails?

If you are one of Yahoo’s remaining customers, Reuters’ fine piece of investigative journalism must have come as a shock. At some time in 2015, Reuters claims, a US government security agency (the NSA or FBI) served Yahoo with a demand, that it scanned all its customers incoming email messages for specific information, as determined by the agency, and passed those details on. 656 more words