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MI5 chief's defence of GCHQ surveillance: extracts and analysis – The Guardian

The Guardian MI5 chief's defence of GCHQ surveillance: extracts and analysisThe GuardianIn Tempora, GCHQ has a programme that is capable of sucking up vast amounts of personal data from the undersea cables that carry internet traffic in and out of the UK. That is not a narrow targeting capability. It gives the agency access to the … [Read more...]

Prism and Tempora: the cabinet was told nothing of the surveillance state's … – The Guardian

The Guardian Prism and Tempora: the cabinet was told nothing of the surveillance state's ...The GuardianThe cabinet was told nothing about GCHQ's Tempora or the NSA's Prism, or about their extraordinary capability to vacuum up and store personal emails, voice contact, social networking activity and even internet searches. I was also on the … [Read more...]

Cabinet was told nothing about GCHQ spying programmes, says Chris Huhne – The Guardian

The Guardian Cabinet was told nothing about GCHQ spying programmes, says Chris HuhneThe GuardianTwo of the most significant programmes uncovered in the Snowden files were Prism, run by the NSA, and Tempora, which was set up by GCHQ. Between them, they allow the agencies to harvest, store and analyse data about millions of phone calls, … [Read more...]

Prism and Tempora: the cabinet was told nothing of the surveillance state's … – The Guardian

The Guardian Prism and Tempora: the cabinet was told nothing of the surveillance state's ...The GuardianThe cabinet was told nothing about GCHQ's Tempora or the NSA's Prism, or about their extraordinary capability to vacuum up and store personal emails, voice contact, social networking activity and even internet searches. I was also on the … [Read more...]

Former GCHQ director Sir Arthur Bonsall: 'We didn't exist' – BBC News

BBC News Former GCHQ director Sir Arthur Bonsall: 'We didn't exist'BBC NewsThe paper revealed it had obtained documents from Edward Snowden showing that the GCHQ operation, codenamed Tempora, had been running for 18 months. In 2011, it launched a code-cracking competition on social media sites to help attract new talent. … [Read more...]

Civil liberties groups move first legal challenge to GCHQ – The Hindu

The Hindu Civil liberties groups move first legal challenge to GCHQThe HinduAt the centre of the expose are the two programmes: PRISM, which enables the NSA to gather data from U.S.-based internet corporations; and TEMPORA, a GCHQ programme that allows it to tap all electronic data passing into or out of the U.K. through ...and … [Read more...]

Former GCHQ director Sir Arthur Bonsall: 'We didn't exist' – BBC News

BBC News Former GCHQ director Sir Arthur Bonsall: 'We didn't exist'BBC NewsThe paper revealed it had obtained documents from Edward Snowden showing that the GCHQ operation, codenamed Tempora, had been running for 18 months. In 2011, it launched a code-cracking competition on social media sites to help attract new talent. … [Read more...]

Former GCHQ director Sir Arthur Bonsall: 'We didn't exist' – BBC News

BBC News Former GCHQ director Sir Arthur Bonsall: 'We didn't exist'BBC NewsThe paper revealed it had obtained documents from Edward Snowden showing that the GCHQ operation, codenamed Tempora, had been running for 18 months. In 2011, it launched a code-cracking competition on social media sites to help attract new talent. … [Read more...]

'Stop spying' says Fry – Mail & Guardian Online

'Stop spying' says FryMail & Guardian OnlineFiles leaked by Snowden show the British eavesdropping centre GCHQ and its American counterpart the National Security Agency have developed capabilities to undertake mass surveillance of the web and mobile phone networks. This is done by trawling the ... … [Read more...]

UK's surveillance laws need overhaul, says former defence secretary – The Guardian

The Guardian UK's surveillance laws need overhaul, says former defence secretaryThe GuardianRipa has been used by British intelligence to provide legal authority for the Tempora programme, which gives GCHQ the ability to tap into vast amounts of data carried by undersea internet cables. In theory, GCHQ can store 21 petabytes of information a ... … [Read more...]

Former GCHQ director Sir Arthur Bonsall: 'We didn't exist' – BBC News

BBC News Former GCHQ director Sir Arthur Bonsall: 'We didn't exist'BBC NewsThe paper revealed it had obtained documents from Edward Snowden showing that the GCHQ operation, codenamed Tempora, had been running for 18 months. In 2011, it launched a code-cracking competition on social media sites to help attract new talent. … [Read more...]

Edward Snowden has started a global debate. So why the silence in Britain? – The Guardian

The Guardian Edward Snowden has started a global debate. So why the silence in Britain?The GuardianBritain's Tempora programme, involving the mass tapping of fibre-optic cables belonging to BT, Verizon, Vodafone and others, meant that GCHQ was possibly a bigger intelligence gatherer even than the NSA, a key player in what Snowden called "the … [Read more...]