GCHQ Calls For Wider Government Access To Internet Data
The director of the U.K.'s GCHQ has condemned Internet companies for what he believes is a disregard for terrorists using their networks.By Jake Godin | November 4, 2014
Ever since Edward Snowden leaked thousands of classified surveillance documents in 2013, government intelligence organizations have been on the defensive. Now, it appears, they are on the offensive.
Robert Hannigan, the newly appointed director of the U.K.'s Government Communications Headquarters, wrote a scathing piece for The Financial Times about how Silicon Valley companies are handling Internet privacy in light of terrorism.
GCHQ scours the Internet for anything it deems a potential threat to national security. Pretty much, it's the U.K.'s version of the NSA.