Two "security experts" from the British intelligence agency GCHQ have overseen the destruction of hard drives owned by The Guardian, the newspaper that has published leaked NSA documents describing the work of US and UK intelligence agencies.
The revelations are in a column published Monday afternoon by the newspaper's editor, Alan Rusbridger. In it, he describes the escalating concerns of the British government about the leaks given to The Guardian by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden.
Britain's organised crime fighting agency last night said it will not publish the names of blue chip firms which used rogue investigators despite the appointment of a new chairman.
Last month Sir Ian Andrews stepped down from the Serious Organised Crime Agency (Soca) after failing to disclose that he owns a consultancy with his wife, who works for a leading international investigations firm.
The UK's Internet Watch Foundation (IWF) has reported a rise in hacks where users watching adult content are redirected to another site hosting the images, potentially as a way to distribute malware.
The BBC has revealed that TalkTalk's net filtering system, which blocks millions of web addresses and has been praised by Prime Minister David Cameron, is being controlled by Chinese networking giant Huawei.
Huawei has come under scrutiny in recent months after being blocked from doing business with the US after allegations that it has links to the People's Liberation Army in China and that ultimately any Chinese company is subject to the Chinese government.
The United Kingdom is currently in the process of introducing an ‘opt-in’ requirement for any web user wishing to view adult content. Within the next eighteen months, Prime Minister David Cameron has requested that all internet service providers (ISPs) block access to adult material by default, requiring that any user trying to access such content must tell their ISP that they wish to do so. For now, ISP compliance is voluntary, but Prime Minister Cameron has indicated that he will consider introducing legislation to force those that don’t comply.