The UK has directly accused Russia’s military intelligence agency, the GRU, of being behind a number of cyber attacks that took place between 2015 and 2017, calling them “indiscriminate an
The NSA isn't the only secretive national intelligence agency having trouble keeping its tech-savvy recruits. In a new document from the Intelligence and Security Committee of Parliament, Britain's sp
A cyber security accelerator with links to the UK's GCHQ intelligence agency is doubling down for a second program that's larger and longer than the inaugural bootcamp which kicked off in January.
Yesterday UK government ministers once again called for social media companies to do more to combat terrorism. "There should be no place for terrorists to hide," said Home Secretary Amber Rudd, speaki
A new report by The Intercept provides some compelling specifics on collaboration between Palo Alto's secretive big data shop Palantir and the intelligence agencies that it keeps on its client roster.
Few will need reminding today is the day Donald Trump gets sworn in as president of the US. But it's not just millions of Americans worried for their future under a Trump administration: four out of f
A GCHQ-backed startup incubator has opened its doors in the UK, announcing its first cohort of seven startups participating in the three month accelerator program (see below for the list of teams).
If you’ve been taking your sensitive phone calls at 30,000 feet, well, it’s time to stop. Apparently, the NSA knows about your extremely elaborate privacy workaround — putting your iPho
The 2013 Snowden documents revealed UK intelligence agency GCHQ to be tapping into the undersea cables that carry Internet traffic, covertly gathering vast amounts of digital comms data under a survei
The UK government has had enough of clichéd cyber dementor imagery, scary-sounding industry rhetoric and impossible security advice that the average consumer has no hope of following.
Another document from the original cache leaked by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden in 2013 has just been published by The Intercept, and it further bolsters the view that government intelligence agen
GCHQ, the UK spy agency which specializes in garnering intelligence from communications, has officially joined Twitter -- posting a "Hello, world" inaugural tweet from its blue check verified account.
Privacy campaign group Privacy International says documents it has obtained through a legal challenge to the UK security agencies data-harvesting practices illustrate the extent to which spies have sy
The director of UK spy agency, GCHQ, has urged closer co-operation between governments and the tech sector to end what he dubbed the "abuse of encryption", describing it as a "moral problem" which dem
More details about U.K. intelligence agency GCHQ's use of hacking -- aka: 'computer network interference' in euphemistic official parlance -- and the oversight regime governing its hacking activities
A new legal challenge to U.K. intelligence agency surveillance practices has been filed in the U.K. by human rights organization Human Rights Watch and three unnamed individuals working in security re
The U.K.’s Investigatory Powers Tribunal (IPT), the judicial oversight body which handles complaints relating to domestic intelligence agencies, has ruled that GCHQ acted unlawfully in the handling
In the wake of U.S. surveillance reform, civil liberty group Privacy International has filed a legal challenge to the GCHQ U.K. intelligence agency's ongoing domestic bulk data collection -- which inc
The American National Security Agency (NSA), and the British Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ), similar clandestine intelligence agencies, stole SIM card encryption keys from a manufacture
Following a landmark legal ruling earlier this month that, prior to December 2014, the U.K.'s spy agency GCHQ acted illegally by receiving data from the NSA's surveillance dragnets, privacy advocacy o