Inside GCHQ: Cameras Given Access For the First Time
Ryan Simmons / 2 years ago
For the first time ever, GCHQ, the UK’s Government Communications Headquarters, Britain’s equivalent of the NSA, has allowed members of the media access to its offices for the first time.
Sky News and ITV were among those allowed inside, getting unprecedented images from the heart of Britain’s cyber intelligence gathering activities. Sky says that the access was granted following David Cameron’s pledge to allow surveillance personnel deeper access into the public’s communications – potentially banning end-to-end encryption used by communications services like iMessage and WhatsApp.
So I guess we can think of this as something along the lines of, “look, here’s the nice normal people who you can trust having access to your naked pictures and Viagra orders, you have nothing to worry about”.