The independent:–Britain is watching Internet users in the Middle East




The paper revealed a secret station you spying for the US National Security Agency.

The independent newspaper revealed Friday that Britain operated a secret Internet surveillance station in the Middle East to intercept and spy on a “huge number” of e-mail messages, phone calls and Web traffic, on behalf of Western intelligence agencies.

According to the British newspaper, the station on the eavesdropping and data mining of optical fiber cables in the region located on the seabed, and then processed for intelligence purposes and passed to the British Government Communications Office (GCHQ), a British intelligence agencies, and then to the US National Security Agency (NSA).

The British Government claims, according to the independent, the station is an important element of war of the West against “terrorism” and to provide “early warning system” of possible attacks around the world.

The newspaper refused to disclose the location of the plant, but noted that the leaked information in a document obtained by the national security agency by the previous contractor with “Edward Snowden.

The Snowden during last year 2012 to download more than 50,000 document containing information about secret Terminal project, as many of these documents come from an encyclopedia like encyclopedia “Wikipedia”, called “JC-wiki” (GC-Wiki), classified information in this encyclopedia is highly confidential or more.

The independent has learned that the newspaper “the guardian” that took over the task of leaking information obtained by Snowden, agreed with the British Government not to publish any material containing documents could harm national security.

According to the paper, the British Government asked “now rosbrigr” and editor of the newspaper “the guardian”, to destroy any computer–and back contains a copy of the leaked files Snowden, plus restrictions on newspaper reports about those files.

As requested by the Government of rosbrigr only newspaper any details of how the British carriers, such as “pt” (BT), and “Vodafone”, the secret (GCHQ) intercepted the vast amount of Internet data traffic entering the Kingdom.

The data collection process, which continues to be the Agency (GCHQ), is part of a project to one billion pounds (1.55 billion dollars), part of a system of monitoring and control, with the codename “Tempura” (Tempora), aims to intercept a global digital communications, such as e-mail messages, and text messages.

Access to data coming from the Middle East region is a critical task for British and American intelligence agencies, especially after the events of 11 September 2001, according to the newspaper, which said the Agency (GCHQ) got permission from the Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, David Miliband, to monitor and store the data that pass through networks of optical fiber cables that link the Internet around the world.

Also includes a license that is renewed every six months, and the Agency (GCHQ) on the possibility of collecting information on political intentions of foreign powers, to “terrorism”, and “spread” and “mercenaries, private military companies, and serious financial frauds.

This intelligence sources denied that the aim is to collect all the communication, stressing that the operation aimed at security, terrorism, organized crime, the independent reported.

It should be noted that the Guardian newspaper report published late last June had indicated that the Agency (GCHQ) have a secret you spy on cables for telephone and Internet transfer and get a huge amount of user information, and then share this information with the NSA.
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