February 20, 2015
by Colleen Mallick
Rights groups called Friday for urgent action to protect private calls and online correspondence after allegations that US and British agencies hacked into the networks of Gemalto, a major SIM card manufacturer. Edward Snowden allegedly leaked documents to The Intercept, an online news source, ...[read more]
December 10, 2013
by Cynthia Miley
Amnesty International (AI) announced on Monday that it has filed a complaint against the UK government over concerns that the country's intelligence agency Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) unlawfully accessed AI's communications. Following disclosures by Edward Snowden about the US ...[read more]
December 3, 2013
by Taylor Gillan
UN Special Rapporteur on counterterrorism Ben Emmerson on Monday stated that he plans to launch an investigation into the surveillance activities of the US National Security Agency (NSA) and the UK Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ). Emmerson posed questions regarding the political and ...[read more]
October 3, 2013
by Laura Klein Mullen
The UK spy agency GCHQ is facing a legal challenge in the European Human Rights Court (ECHR) to its online surveillance programs. Claims filed in the ECHR on Thursday allege that the massive programs, which are able to read the content of e-mails and social media messages, have breached the ...[read more]
September 6, 2013
by Kimberly Bennett
The Guardian on Thursday obtained files showing that the US National Security Agency (NSA) and its UK counterpart, the Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ), have compromised the guarantees that Internet companies have given consumers to reassure them that their communications are ...[read more]
March 7, 2006
by Tatyana Margolin
UK Home Secretary Charles Clarke is expected to propose legislation that would allow the use of wiretap evidence in British courtrooms, specifically in cases of organized crime and terrorism, according to British press reports Tuesday. The practice is already common in the US, Australia, and other ...[read more]

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