Intelligence services squeezed
Hit by budget cuts, the British intelligence services are going all out to save money. The most radical initiative to date is a common vetting procedure for the three services. [...]
GCHQ (Government Communications Headquarters), Britain’s equivalent of the NSA, is responsible for communications interceptions on behalf of the British government and the military. It often works in tandem with its US counterpart and it was tarnished by the Edward Snowden affair, which brought to light many of the joint monitoring programs it operates with the US such as Prism and Tempora.
Used extensively by protestors in Egypt and Tunisia, Facebook and other social networking websites contain a wealth of useful intelligence. However, knowing how to exploit that information is another matter. During a hearing of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence [...]
Founded in 1988 by Ren Zhengei, a former telecoms engineer in the People’s Liberation Army, the group Huawei Technologies is universally thought to be close to Beijing’s army and security services. This suspicion has hindered the international development of the [...]