Report: British intelligence fiber-optic wires to spy on Internet users




Report: British intelligence تتنصت the fiber-optic wires to spy on Internet users
British government gathered in collaboration with the American massive amounts of user data in accordance with a joint cooperation program

New report published details of Britain’s Guardian newspaper, that what is known as the Office of Government Communications British GCHQ, one of the bodies, the British intelligence, has a secret program based from which to spy on wire responsible for transmitting telephone communications, the Internet and get a huge amount of information users, and then to do with the participation of this information with the U.S. National Security Agency.

The report was based on documents the leaking “Edward Snowden,” the contractor formerly with the National Security Agency of America, after the squadron recently documents that exposed the so-called program “Prism” PRISM , which proves the involvement of the U.S. government spying on the information and the movements of users on the Internet, are not secret and illegal.

According to the documents, it started British government program that which carries the code name “tempura” Tempora 18 months ago, and includes special equipment you intercept all types of communications installed on the wires, fiber-optic reaching the beaches British across the Atlantic Ocean and the coming of switchboards phones and servers Internet in America North.

And the cooperation of the Office of Government communication with those who fired them documents name “partners tapping”, which is about commercial companies had secretly installed eavesdropping devices in favor of the office, it is expected that the Office of Communications has forced these companies are legally cooperation in providing technical support required. It is noteworthy that the names of these companies have been hidden in the leaked documents.

Eavesdropping devices has allowed the British government to capture and filter large amounts of data, including the contents of e-mail, and recordings of phone calls, and Facebook posts within and matching dates. The Guardian said in its report that the project “tempura” represents the window on everyday life for Internet users around the world who numbered up to 2 billion users get through their contact information from the fiber-optic wires that roam the world, in the words of the newspaper.

The information contained in the documents that in May / May last entrusted with the task of auditing and analysis of data analyst to about 300 from the Office of the British government communications, and 250 of the analyst and the U.S. National Security Agency, in order to search for terrorist threats or criminal activity indicators. Each group worked analysts under different laws, according to the report seems that analysts belonging to the U.S. National Security Agency worked under more stringent guidelines on how to use the data.

According to the Guardian, the work of the Office of Government Communications British to expand the possibilities of tapping its own during the past five years, where he was able until last year to deal with 600 million phone call a day, and processing of data from 46 wire from wire fiber Alazavih, out of about 200 wire was installed eavesdropping devices.

The Office implemented a number of techniques for filtering data in order to reduce the size and easier to monitor. For example, the first slasher negligently data traffic with high volumes and value as some few types of loading operations, leading to shortened about 30% of this data, according to the documents.

The large group of other candidates access to a specific set of information is important for the National Security Agency or the Office of Government Communications. For example using the National Security Agency up to 31,000 specific search phrase containing certain phone numbers and e-mail addresses and more information that will help people control or specific destinations.

The United States filed yesterday filed criminal against the “Edward Snowden” , a former contractor with the U.S. National Security Agency, the leaking of a set of documents that prove the involvement of the Government of the United States of spying on the Internet and telephony is Quaona as he claimed. The U.S. government sent to Snowden Almokhtbye the road in Hong Kong charges of espionage, theft, and demanded that the competent authorities in Hong Kong to extradite him to be tried.
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