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 December 1, 2015  Posted by  Court, Non-U.S., Surveillance

Matt Burgess reports:

The UK’s cyber surveillance agency GCHQ has “taken advantage” of its ability to hack phones and computers and set a “dark precedent” around the world, privacy campaigners have claimed.

All and any material obtained from the agency’s ability to hack into devices should be destroyed and the scheme, which was first disclosed in documents leaked by Edward Snowden, should be declared unlawful, according to Privacy International.

The charity is today taking GCHQ to court over the suggested development and deployment of malware, created alongside the US National Security Agency (NSA).

Read more on Wired (UK).

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