Cyber-warfare reserve mooted
Britain’s intelligence services are trying to stem an exodus of computer talent to the private sector. A “cyberwarfare reserve” might be the answer. [...]
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 [. [...]