U.K. report finds spies snooping on thousands of emails

Mar 13, 2015

U.K. report finds spies snooping on thousands of emails

British spies are reading thousands of private communications every day, according to a new report Thursday that was triggered by the Edward Snowden leaks. Parliament's Intelligence and Security Committee (ISC) said the interception did not amount to "indiscriminate surveillance," but called for greater transparency from ...

Jan 26, 2015

Hoax call put through to British prime minister

A hoax caller pretending to be a spy chief was put through to British Prime Minister David Cameron on Sunday, prompting a review of security procedures, a government spokeswoman said. The caller pretended to be the director of Britain's electronic spy agency GCHQ, Robert Hannigan, ...

Apr 4, 2014

Obama's promise to prevent NSA spying rings hollow


Last week in the Hague, Barack Obama seemed to have suddenly remembered the oath he swore on his inauguration as president — that stuff about preserving, protecting and defending the constitution of the United States. At any rate, he announced that the NSA would ...

Oct 9, 2013

Islamist threat rising, U.K. top spy says

The head of Britain's domestic intelligence agency on Tuesday warned there were thousands of Islamist extremists in the country who regard the public as "legitimate targets," and defended the use of snooping technology. MI5 chief Andrew Parker said the agency was "tackling threats on more ...