Tag Archives: Snoopers Charter

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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An army of snoopers is being trained, but it is not run by GCHQ

  An army of spies is being trained across the British Isles. They are not ‘fifth columnists’ but the man in the pub, the woman on the bus, and even your fellow worker. A series of training modules, examined by The … Continue reading

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As “Snoopers Charter” becomes law, one ISP is showing how state surveillance can be bypassed

The Investigatory Powers Bill, or ‘Snooper’s Charter‘, is about to become law. This will make legal the mass surveillance technologies that UK agency GCHQ and its partners have deployed for the last decade or more, as revealed by Edward Snowden. … Continue reading

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You don’t have to be a Snowden to know how to blog ‘anonymously’: a simple guide

With the recent revelation that Yahoo passed millions of its user accounts to the US National Security Agency (a partner with GCHQ, the UK equivalent) and with the new “Snoopers Charter” legislation going through the British parliament, it’s not surprising … Continue reading

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UK tribunal rules hacking is legal (compromising security; enabling fraud)

In a remarkable, though unsurprising ruling the Investigatory Powers Tribunal has stated that it is perfectly legal for Britain’s spy agency, GCHQ, to hack into anyone’s computer and to continue with their practice of bulk surveillance of not just sections … Continue reading

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Corbyn upgraded to ‘national security risk’: first step of ‘A Very British Coup’?

Yesterday Jeremy Corbyn MP, a serial protester and radical campaigner, was elected in a landslide poll as leader of Britain’s Labour Party. On the same day Michael Fallon, the Defence Secretary, responded by declaring him a national security risk. At first … Continue reading

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Cameron’s “We will fight them on the beaches” moment [Warning: this article does not have a happy ending]

What most stood out in the aftermath of the dreadful terrorist attack that saw up to 38 dead on Tunisia’s beaches was the bravery of those tourists who tried to protect their loved ones or other tourists and the same … Continue reading

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