Tag Archives: GCHQ

Optic Nerve: GCHQ has intercepted millions of webcam images

The UK’s premier spy agency, GCHQ, with the support of the NSA, has intercepted and stored the webcam images of millions of innocent internet users, according to leaked documents. A surveillance program codenamed “Optic Nerve” collected still images from Yahoo … Continue reading

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NSA and GCHQ inside World of Warcraft and Google Cookies

Two interrelated stories about our surveillance planet. The first comes from The Washington Post, which details how the agency is using “cookies” and location data to pinpoint targets for government hacking and to bolster surveillance.The second story comes from The … Continue reading

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NSA and GCHQ infiltrates links to data centers worldwide

Another story from the Washington Post on the sheer scale of joint NSA-GCHQ data mining across the planet, under the MUSCULAR program. The image below, I believe, is genuine. Note the smiley face 🙂 The National Security Agency has secretly … Continue reading

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UK High Court blocks Drone Intelligence Challenge

On Friday the 21st of December 2012, Britain’s High Court blocked a legal bid from Noor Khan, a 27-year old whose father was killed by a drone strike in Northwest Pakistan in March 2011. Khan had asked the High Court to assess … Continue reading

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U.K. aiding U.S. in locating drone targets in Pakistan

There is “pretty compelling” evidence that the Government’s listening post, the UK Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) is passing information to the US to help it locate targets for drone attacks in Pakistan’s tribal areas, believed to be a terror hub … Continue reading

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