British spies are allowed to intercept communications between lawyers and their clients, which are generally protected by strict rules of confidentiality, according to previously secret documents published on Thursday.
US technology companies have become the command and control networks of choice for terrorists and criminals, one of Britain's senior-most intelligence chiefs has warned and sought their cooperation in intelligence matters to tackle the menace.
Social media sites have become "the command-and-control networks of choice for terrorists", the new head of Britain`s electronic spying agency GCHQ wrote in a Financial Times article published Tuesday.
The new director of Britain`s surveillance agency GCHQ says US technology companies have become "the command and control networks of choice for terrorists" and must do more to help the work of security and law enforcement agencies.
The outgoing head of Britain`s eavesdropping agency GCHQ issued a stout defence on Tuesday of the work of his spies who have faced criticism following revelations by Edward Snowden, saying they would rather quit than carry out mass surveillance.
Britain`s communications spy agency GCHQ and the US National Security Agency (NSA) intercepted and stored images from webcams used by millions of Yahoo users, the Guardian newspaper reported on Thursday.