21 Jun 2013

British intelligence tapping fiber-optic cables for massive amounts of data

Author: EulaB.Hull | Filed under: About

More secret National Security Agency documents leaked by Edward Snowden to The Guardian suggest that the U.S. agency’s British counterpart intercepts petabytes worth of communication data daily from fiber-optic cables. The operation codenamed “Tempora” by Britain’s Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) has been going on for at least 18 months and involves the use of “intercept probes” attached directly to transatlantic fiber-optic cables landing on British shores from telephone exchanges and Internet servers in North America

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British intelligence tapping fiber-optic cables for massive amounts of data

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