GCHQ

Reality

Real Stories from This Month That Are Too Weird to Be Believed

We're living in a bad cartoon.
Sam Kriss
7.18.17
wiretapping

The White House is trying to clean up its mess after UK intel slaps down wiretapping allegations

Tim Hume
3.17.17
Stuff

Meet the Artist Taking On Apple, the NSA, and GCHQ

Is this man the new face of oppositional art? Or just a guy on a mission to piss off powerful people?
Nell Frizzell
11.26.15
News

British Taxpayers Are Funding the UK's Mass Surveillance Program

The full figures have not been made public, but the costs of the program have been estimated at around $17.27 billion.
Lauren Razavi
7.7.15
News

Are Canadian and British Spy Agencies Really Spying on People via Angry Birds?

It's either a weird spy joke or a[nother] very disturbing encroachment on smartphone users' privacy.
Patrick McGuire
1.29.15
Stuff

How Terror Tactics Are Evolving to Thwart State Surveillance

The 'Charlie Hebdo' attacks highlight the futility of spying on literally everyone in the hope of hearing something about a bomb.
JS Rafaeli
1.12.15
News

Inside One of Britain's Most Secretive Courts

Investigatory Powers Tribunals are where you complain if you think the government is spying on you. They're usually held behind closed doors but this year a few select public hearings have taken place, so I went to check one out.
Kevin E G Perry
11.11.14
News

Canada Spies on Israel's Enemies

A new report in The Intercept revealed that CSEC, Canada's NSA, spies on Israel's enemies. But what does that entail? And is it within CSEC's mandate to do so?
Patrick McGuire
8.18.14
News

The Canadian Government Is Not Bothered by PRISM and the NSA

I expected Canada to be upset and disturbed by the revelations made by history’s most famous whistleblowing fugitive, Edward Snowden. And, of course, many Canadians are. However, when it comes to the conversation that’s being held on the world stage...
Patrick McGuire
7.12.13