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ISPs, Parliament Launch Lawsuit Against Britain's GCHQ Over Spying
2014-07-02 10:50:32

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online In a twist that seems more fitting of a John Grisham courtroom-based drama than a James Bond adventure the British spy community is reportedly being sued by a number of Internet Service Providers as well as members of Parliament. Last year classified documents released by former National Security Agency (NSA) analyst Edward Snowden revealed a number of American surveillance programs, while also exposing the fact that Great Britain's...

Webcam Images Collected By British Spy Agency
2014-02-28 04:22:01

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A British spy agency and the NSA have reportedly intercepted millions of Yahoo users’ webcam images across the globe. Secret documents revealed by the Guardian show how GCHQ with assistance from the US National Security Agency was able to intercept and store webcam images from millions of Internet users not suspected of any wrongdoing. Agency files dating between 2008 and 2010 state that a surveillance program known as Optic Nerve...

NSA Tapping Mobile Apps In Search Of User Data: Report
2014-01-28 07:23:07

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The National Security Agency (NSA) and Britain's Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) are tapping into popular smartphone applications to gather potentially vast amounts of personal information about the user, including age, location, smartphone identification codes and even sexual orientation and political affiliation, according to various news outlets. The news reports cite dozens of previously undisclosed classified...

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2013-12-10 09:11:08

Enid Burns for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The National Security Agency (NSA), as well as its UK counterpart agency GCHQ, have been discovered lurking in online games. The unorthodox new tactic was unearthed in documents disclosed by whistleblower Edward Snowden. The files used to uncover NSA and GCHQ activities in games such as World of Warcraft and Second Life were obtained by the Guardian and reported on jointly with the New York Times and ProPublica. According to reports,...

UK Intelligence Using NSA Techniques To Spy On Citizens: Snowden
2013-11-12 08:19:46

Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online There can be no doubt the NSA has been, from a public trust and public relations point-of-view, marred by Edward Snowden and his slow and steady release of information to select media outlets. Now the intelligence agency emerging with a blackened eye is the UK's Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ). This latest revelation has been published in the German magazine Der Spiegel. It all goes back to September. It was then...

2013-10-11 23:20:11

After a Guardian article, the editors at UsenetReviewz.com have decided to publish a chart to help their concerned readers determine who their VPN provider answers to... Undisclosed Location, South America (PRWEB) October 11, 2013 Over the last few weeks the VPNReviewz editors say they have been inundated by a slew of readers asking if their VPN provider was, or had, cooperated, or colluded,with the NSA and GCHQ. Senior Editor Michael Maxstead says that while they can't answer the...

2013-04-22 23:03:43

Ultra Electronics AEP Networks launches the X-Kryptor PRIME product range at Infosecurity Europe 2013, Earls Court London on 23rd - 25th April. Loudwater, UK (PRWEB) April 22, 2013 AEP Networks, the leading supplier of CAPS Baseline and Enhanced Grade encryption products into UK government and defence networks, today announces the launch of the UK´s first implementation of GCHQ´s PRIME interoperability standard, the X-Kryptor PRIME. Part of the Ultra Encrypt family and an...

WWII Carrier Pigeon Message Stumps Experts
2012-11-28 05:32:21

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online A coded message found attached to the remains of a D-Day military carrier pigeon may never be decoded, Britain´s top code-breakers say. The pigeon's skeleton was discovered in 1982 in the chimney of a 17th-century home in Surrey when the homeowner, a retired British probation officer named David Martin, was renovating the fireplace. The hand-written message was found in a red capsule still attached to the pigeon's leg...

Britain Issues ‘Cyber Challenge’ To Find New Talent
2011-12-02 05:41:03

In a bid to recruit young, cyber-savvy talent, Britain´s intelligence agency GCHQ (Government Communications Headquarters) has recently introduced a code-cracking competition via a somewhat unconventional medium. In contrast to the traditional ℠top-down´ recruitment strategy–which included combing the campuses of elite universities like Oxford and Cambridge for brainy, young James Bonds– the security organization´s administration is attempting to attract...

UK Increasingly Targeted In Cyber Attacks
2011-10-31 09:54:30

The United Kingdom has suffered a series of “disturbing” cyber attacks, including a recent serious, yet unsuccessful, assault on the Foreign Office´s network, Iain Lobban, the director of the Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ), said on Monday. GCHQ, the UK´s spy agency similar to the National Security Agency in the US, handles operations such as intelligence-gathering and code-busting and is the heart of Britain´s cyber defenses. Lobban told British...


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