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UK names new spy chief amid dispute with Washington

Britain on Monday named a new head for its communications spying agency GCHQ, which has been embroiled in a rare public row with Washington over allegations that it was used to snoop on Donald Trump.

UK says United States claims about spying will not be repeated

UK says United States claims about spying will not be repeated

British Prime Minister Theresa May has received assurances from the White House it would not repeat allegations that Britain`s GCHQ spy agency had helped former US President Barack Obama eavesdrop on Donald Trump.

UK court says politicians don't have protection from snooping

A British court has ruled that lawmakers do not have special protection from communications-monitoring, saying a 50-year-old rule against phone tapping has no legal force.

British spy agencies told to target middle-aged mums

Ditch the preconceptions about Bond girls -- the British intelligence agencies should be recruiting middle-age mothers to expand their talent pool, a parliamentary report said on Thursday.

UK tribunal says intelligence-sharing with US was unlawful

A British tribunal ruled on Friday that some aspects of intelligence-sharing between security agencies in Britain and the United States were unlawful until December 2014, in a ground-breaking case brought by civil liberties groups.

`Wasted` hoax caller taunts British spy agency

 A hoax caller who was put through to Prime Minister David Cameron after pretending to be one of Britain`s spy chiefs boasted about being "off my face" on alcohol and drugs, a newspaper reported on Monday.

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.

British spy agency tapped journalists' emails: Report

Britain`s electronic spy agency GCHQ tapped emails of journalists at some of the world`s top media organisations, the Guardian reported on Monday.

UK spies can target lawyer-client communications

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 tech firms are command centers for terrorists: UK spy chief

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 networks `in denial` on extremist use: Senior UK spy

 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.

US tech firms must help stop exploitation by militants: UK spy chief

 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.

Outgoing UK spy chief rejects mass surveillance claims

 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.

UK, US spies stored millions of Yahoo webcam images: Report

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.

Angry Birds website hacked after reports of NSA and GCHQ snoop-operation

The website of Angry Birds app maker Rovio had been reportedly hacked, two days after the US and UK spy agencies` snoop-operation on personal data of its customers.

UK spy agency snooped user activities on Facebook, Youtube

The documents have revealed that the GCHQ monitored YouTube video views, Facebook `likes` and Blogger visits among other activities in real-time.

UK hacked hotel systems to spy on foreign diplomats: Report

Britain`s GCHQ intelligence agency has systematically spied on foreign diplomats and politicians by monitoring their hotel bookings around the world, a German media report said.

UK intelligence warns nations `hiring hackers` to launch attacks

UK`s intelligence agency, GCHQ in its annual report expressed concern over nations allegedly `hiring hackers` in order to launch attacks on enemy states.

New UK centre to study science of cyber security?

Britain today announced the setting up of a new academic research institute at a cost of 3. 8 million pounds to improve understanding of the science behind the growing cyber security threat.

UK intelligence awards 8 varsities for cyber security

Oxford and Bristol are among eight universities recognised as centres of excellence in cyber security research by GCHQ, one of Britain`s three intelligence agencies.