Category Archives: Surveillance

GCHQ admits to bugging Trump associates, as White House neo-cons consolidate their power

Sources close to Britain’s spy agency GCHQ have admitted that it did monitor the communications of close associates of Donald Trump, apparently confirming what The Canary previously asserted in March 2017. And as investigations continue into Team Trump’s alleged links with Russia, … Continue reading

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No one wants to mention the real reason the Tories are quietly going ape-shit over Gibraltar

For days, Britain’s right-wing media has gone ape-shit over Gibraltar’s role in Brexit negotiations. But what was largely missing from the coverage was the idea that, for the Conservative government and British authorities, it’s far more than just a matter of … Continue reading

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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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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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How to improve your online security (as recommended by Edward Snowden)

In an era of state snooping by GCHQ and its ‘five eyes’ partners, more people want to improve their online security. Concerns include avoiding identity theft and online monitoring by consumer organisations. Journalists also want protection too, especially as the … Continue reading

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Britain’s new top cop is no stranger to the destruction of compromising files

Newly-appointed Metropolitan Police Chief Cressida Dick oversaw the investigation into files leaked by Edward Snowden to The Guardian. She also authorised the arrest of David Miranda, who was travelling via Heathrow to Brazil, carrying hardware the British authorities assumed included … Continue reading

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