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GCHQ unveils annual Christmas card puzzle
GCHQ's annual Christmas puzzle/
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GCHQ unveils annual Christmas card puzzle

Spy agency challenges ‘wise men and women�� to take on bauble brainteaser
18 Dec 2020
GCHQ reveals five secret WWII code-breaking sites
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GCHQ reveals five secret WWII code-breaking sites

British spy agency marks its centenary by disclosing wartime eavesdropping locations
1 Nov 2019
Where is Edward Snowden now?
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Where is Edward Snowden now?

US government suing former intelligence employee over new book
24 Sep 2019
Five Eyes: the spy scandal spooking Western powers
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Five Eyes: the spy scandal spooking Western powers

Top Canadian intelligence official accused of stealing classified data
18 Sep 2019
How the UK’s £250m cyber force will wage war on terrorists
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How the UK’s £250m cyber force will wage war on terrorists

Experts say new 200-strong unit will provide a means of ‘deterring states that wish to do us harm’
21 Sep 2018
Are you clever enough to solve GCHQ puzzle book?
GCHQ
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Are you clever enough to solve GCHQ puzzle book?

Intelligence agency releasing new collection of brain-teasers to mark intelligence agency’s centenary
3 Aug 2018
UK facing EU security shutout after Brexit
Britain could be left isolated on security after Brexit
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UK facing EU security shutout after Brexit

GCHQ stresses importance of intelligence sharing as EU delivers wake-up call
20 Jun 2018

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Millions of web users targeted by Russia, agencies warn
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Millions of web users targeted by Russia, agencies warn

UK and US claim Kremlin behind hacking of millions of home and business routers
17 Apr 2018
Spy agency GCHQ to open base in Manchester
GCHQ is planning to expand from its current base in Cheltenham
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Spy agency GCHQ to open base in Manchester

Intelligence bosses say the new centre will be at the heart of the nation’s security
12 Apr 2018
UK court examines GCHQ’s bulk hack of phones and laptops
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UK court examines GCHQ’s bulk hack of phones and laptops

Judges examine MI5 and MI6 spying tactics exposed by Edward Snowden
5 Oct 2017
WikiLeaks dump shows CIA knew how to hack smart TVs
Wikileaks founder Julian Assange at the Ecuadorian Embassy in London
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WikiLeaks dump shows CIA knew how to hack smart TVs

Spy tool codenamed 'Weeping Angel' able to turn a Samsung set into a covert listening device
8 Mar 2017
GCHQ reveals answers and winners of Christmas puzzle
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GCHQ reveals answers and winners of Christmas puzzle

More than 600,000 tried to complete five-round challenge – but only three men triumphed
5 Feb 2016
The world's hardest games and puzzles: solutions and clues
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The world's hardest games and puzzles: solutions and clues

Spoilers ahead: answers and hints for some of the internet's most taxing conundrums
29 Jan 2016
The world's hardest games and puzzles
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The world's hardest games and puzzles

Six infuriatingly complex puzzles that are unsolvable to all but the sharpest of minds
29 Jan 2016
GCHQ to recruit 'hipster spies' via graffiti campaign
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GCHQ to recruit 'hipster spies' via graffiti campaign

Intelligence agency has been spraying graffiti around trendy east London to attract budding spooks
19 Nov 2015
MI5 told to recruit more middle-aged mums
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MI5 told to recruit more middle-aged mums

Women are more 'intuitive' says intelligence report, but Ukip MEP says women should 'stick to changing nappies'
6 Mar 2015
US and British spies 'hacked world's largest sim card maker'
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US and British spies 'hacked world's largest sim card maker'

Hack gave GCHQ and NSA access to billions of calls and mobile data, according to new Snowden leak
20 Feb 2015
GCHQ unlawfully spied on UK citizens through NSA
A general view of GCHQ Scarborough
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GCHQ unlawfully spied on UK citizens through NSA

Investigatory Powers Tribunal says GCHQ was not sufficiently transparent with the public
6 Feb 2015
UK and US stage joint 'cyber war games'
Cyber war games
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UK and US stage joint 'cyber war games'

Exercises will begin with a simulated attack on the financial sector to test both countries' response to online crime
16 Jan 2015
ROBERT FOX: Our undeclared war with Russia
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ROBERT FOX: Our undeclared war with Russia

A cyber attack on America’s largest bank, JP Morgan, raises questions only Vladimir Putin can answer
1 Dec 2014
Drones being used 'to harass people and commit crime'
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Drones being used 'to harass people and commit crime'

Police warn that unmanned drones are already being used for 'nefarious purposes'
18 Nov 2014
Google and Facebook ‘aiding terrorists,’ says new GCHQ chief
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Google and Facebook ‘aiding terrorists,’ says new GCHQ chief

The big tech companies must work with governments to stop terrorists, says head of UK spy agency
4 Nov 2014
GCHQ admits that it views data without a warrant
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GCHQ admits that it views data without a warrant

Document shows that British spies can access NSA data without a warrant, contrary to government claims
29 Oct 2014
DARK NET: Spies 'undermine' bid to crack code
Computer hackers
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DARK NET: Spies 'undermine' bid to crack code

While some at GCHQ and the NSA try to crack encrypted networks, others may be undoing their work
22 Aug 2014
How GCHQ can spy on your Facebook without a warrant
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How GCHQ can spy on your Facebook without a warrant

Top official reveals secret government policy justifying mass surveillance of social media users
17 Jun 2014
Radicalisation of young Muslims is child abuse, says Boris
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Radicalisation of young Muslims is child abuse, says Boris

Where children risk being turned into suicide bombers, the law must intervene, says mayor
3 Mar 2014
SPYCAM: GCHQ intercepts nude Yahoo chats
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SPYCAM: GCHQ intercepts nude Yahoo chats

Millions of webcam conversations were intercepted by spies, including many that involved nudity
28 Feb 2014
NSA spies capturing data from 'leaky' apps like Angry Birds
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NSA spies capturing data from 'leaky' apps like Angry Birds

Latest Edward Snowden leaks reveal iPhone and Android apps are rich source of data for agencies
28 Jan 2014
SMS SPYING: The NSA collected 200m texts a day
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SMS SPYING: The NSA collected 200m texts a day

GCHQ made use of massive text database collected by 'Dishfire' program, according to latest Snowden leaks
17 Jan 2014
Ten Things You Need to Know Today: Friday 2 Aug 2013
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Ten Things You Need to Know Today: Friday 2 Aug 2013

2 Aug 2013
CRISPIN BLACK: NSA spying 'overhyped'
Crispin Black
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CRISPIN BLACK: NSA spying 'overhyped'

Fugitive whistleblower risked everything to expose surveillance even Obama doesn't take too seriously
4 Jul 2013
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