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Operation Socialist — When the incoming emails stopped arriving, it seemed innocuous at first. But it would eventually become clear that this was no routine technical problem. Inside a row of gray office buildings in Brussels, a major hacking attack was in progress. And the perpetrators were British government spies.

How Secret Partners Expand NSA’s Surveillance Dragnet — Huge volumes of private emails, phone calls, and internet chats are being intercepted by the National Security Agency with the secret cooperation of more foreign governments than previously known, according to newly disclosed documents from whistleblower Edward Snowden.

How the NSA Hacks Cellphone Networks Worldwide — In March 2011, two weeks before the Western intervention in Libya, a secret message was delivered to the National Security Agency. An intelligence unit within the U.S. military's Africa Command needed help to hack into Libya's cellphone networks and monitor text messages. For the NSA, the task was easy.

US Military Personnel told to Hide Online Identity With Cartoons — Members of the U.S. military are being instructed to hide their identities on social media websites by replacing their profile images with cartoons or avatars.

U.S. and British Intel Agencies Attacked European Union With Malware — Complex malware known as Regin is the suspected technology behind sophisticated cyberattacks conducted by U.S. and British intelligence agencies on the European Union and a Belgian telecommunications company, according to security industry sources and technical analysis conducted by The Intercept.

Vodafone-Linked Company Aided British Mass Surveillance — They flow deep underneath the Atlantic Ocean and into the United Kingdom below the golden sands of idyllic beaches. But the internet cables that come ashore at the coast of Cornwall, England, are not just used to connect the country with the rest of the world.

NGO Rankings, Non Profit, Globalization, Social Entrepreneur, Sustainability — In June 2013, former National Security Agency (NSA) contractor Edward Snowden disclosed numerous top-secret documents about the massive collection of online data, initiating an international debate about this violation of human rights of millions of citizens, and not just American ones.

British Spies Are Free to Target Lawyers and Journalists — British spies have been granted the authority to secretly eavesdrop on legally privileged attorney-client communications, according to newly released documents.

New Zealand Cops Raided Home of Reporter Working on Snowden Documents — Agents from New Zealand's national police force ransacked the home of a prominent independent journalist earlier this month who was collaborating with The Intercept on stories from the NSA archive furnished by Edward Snowden.

The Questions for New Zealand on Mass Surveillance — Yesterday, we revealed details at The Intercept about the New Zealand government's secret plan to access data from the country's main internet cable. The government has since denied that the project was ever completed - but its statements in the past 24 hours have raised more questions that they have answered and deserve some closer scrutiny.
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Dec 16, 2014

Several GCHQ docs we published about the Belgacom hack now updated w/ annotations to help explain acronyms & jargon:…

Dec 15, 2014

RT @the_intercept: The Charmed Life of a CIA Torturer: How Fate Diverged for Matthew Zirbel, aka CIA Officer 1, and Gul Rahman

Dec 15, 2014

Docs reveal why court shut down Bush-era spy program, shining light on pivotal moment in US surveillance history:…

Dec 15, 2014

UK lawmakers to ask for secret parts of @CIA torture report in probe over UK spies' potential complicity:…

Dec 15, 2014

@janwinter15 I'll be astonished if the issue doesn't get raised; it was a massive cyber attack on partly govt-owned infrastructure.

Dec 15, 2014

Belgium PM's office suggesting will take up GCHQ hacking revelations w/ UK's @David_Cameron at meeting next year:…

Dec 15, 2014

So stoked that the excellent @JanaWinter is coming to work with @the_intercept as a national security reporter!…

Dec 15, 2014

RT @the_intercept: Jana Winter joins The Intercept as national security reporter Follow her @janawinter

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