Category Archives: Intelligence

NSA denial of Trump surveillance is just “word games” (Edward Snowden)

US president Donald Trump alleged that phones in Trump Tower had been ‘wiretapped’. The White House media spokesperson then named GCHQ as the culprit. But the British intelligence-gathering agency strongly denied this. However it did not elaborate on how the … Continue reading

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A spy chief warns us about our TVs, but neglects the embarrassing bits

Britain’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) chief Ciaran Martin has warned consumers they should be wary of smart devices in the home. Such as the TV. That’s because they can be hacked. But Martin forgets to point out several vital … Continue reading

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Evidence that Michael Hastings, killed in mysterious car crash, ‘knew’ elements of CIA’s ‘Vault 7’ ops

There is growing evidence that, prior to his tragic death in June 2013, award-winning investigative journalist Michael Hastings had been looking into material that formed part of what WikiLeaks would eventually publish as the CIA ‘Vault 7’ documents. Other evidence indicates … Continue reading

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Extreme hacking by CIA (and NSA/GHCQ) requires ‘extreme’ solutions, such as these

The first release of ‘Vault 7’ documents by WikiLeaks and previous releases by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden confirm how ultimate responsibility for the proliferation of cyber crime (like hacking) may well lie with America’s Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), and other intelligence … Continue reading

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Multiple investigations into Brexit campaigns examine vote rigging allegations

Two pro-Brexit campaigns are facing investigations for irregularities in the lead-up to the EU Referendum vote. The Electoral Commission is looking into [paywall] possible undeclared spending by Vote Leave, the campaign backed by Tory MPs Boris Johnson and Michael Gove. And … Continue reading

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CPS witheld extraordinary rendition documents, and now powerful figures may face courts

For some years, the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has withheld hundreds of sensitive intelligence documents. These relate to allegations that the British establishment instigated the extraordinary rendition (illegal abduction and transfer) of three Libyans. Two of these suffered torture. Now, in … Continue reading

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Britain launches cyber security centre, but fails to protect citizens from biggest hackers of all

The British Government has launched a new centre for combatting cyber security threats. Its website offers abundant advice, yet it neglects to advise citizens how to protect themselves from the biggest hackers of all. Namely, GCHQ (and its US partner, … Continue reading

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