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China's telecom dominance a security challenge – UK's GCHQ

Feb 25, 2019 - 6:38 PM

As countries move to roll out ultra-fast 5G mobile networks, concerns are mounting that Beijing could use hardware provided by Chinese firms to spy on Western governments

JEREMY FLEMING. Jeremy Fleming, director of Government Communication Headquarters (GCHQ), United Kingdom's intelligence, security and cyber agency, delivers an address n Singapore on February 25, 2019. Photo by Roslan Rahman/AFP

NSA deputy calls Trump's wiretapping allegations 'crazy'

Mar 19, 2017 - 12:36 AM

The accusations infuriated British officials prompting an uncommonly vehement denial from Britain s GCHQ intelligence agency

US PRESIDENT. In this file photo, US President Donald Trump speaks at the Major Cities Chiefs Association and Major County Sheriff's Association Winter Meeting in Washington, DC, on February 8, 2017. File photo by Saul Loeb/AFP

US agents plotted to find bin Laden via meds – report

May 22, 2015 - 7:48 AM

The supply chain could possibly include International Committee of the Red Cross hospitals It remains unclear if the idea was ever acted on

MEDICINES. Undated file picture of the head of the al-Qaeda terror network Osama bin Laden at an undisclosed location in Afghanistan. Bin Laden was killed in a raid in Abottabad, Pakistan on May 2, 2011. AFP FILE PHOTO

British spy agency tapped journalists' emails – report

Jan 20, 2015 - 8:02 AM

The emails were among 70 000 gathered in less than 10 minutes in 2008 by the spy agency

The offices of the Guardian newspaper in London, England, 20 August 2013. Facundo Arrizabalaga/EPA

Graffiti artist Banksy's spy mural defaced – with graffiti

Aug 02, 2014 - 7:05 PM

Residents have been using toothbrushes and cloth to clean the piece and prevent any lasting damage

Britain operating spy post from Berlin embassy – report

Nov 05, 2013 - 10:57 PM

A spokeswoman for British Prime Minister David Cameron s office said: We don t comment on intelligence matters

SPY POST? According to media reports there are bugging systems installed on the roof of the British embassy. Photo by EPA/Michael Kappeler

UK govt forced Guardian to destroy files: editor

Aug 20, 2013 - 9:28 AM

An editor for The Guardian said the British government forced The Guardian to destroy files or face a court battle over publicizing US security secrets

British agency tapping cables: Snowden

Jun 22, 2013 - 9:28 PM

Edward Snowden reveals new information on government eavesdropping in Britain

SNOWDEN. Edward Snowden speaks during an interview with British newspaper The Guardian in Hong Kong, June 6, 2013. Image courtesy of The Guardian/Laura Poitras, Glenn Greenwald