GCHQ captured emails of journalists from top international media

GCHQ’s bulk surveillance of electronic communications has scooped up emails to and from journalists working for some of the US and UK’s largest media organisations, analysis of documents released by whistleblower Edward Snowden reveals.Emails from the BBC, Reuters, the Guardian, the New York Times, Le Monde, the Sun, NBC and the Washington Post were saved by GCHQ and shared on the agency’s intranet as part of a test exercise by the signals intelligence agency.
www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2015/jan/19/gchq-intercepted-emails-journalists-ny-times-bbc-guardian-le-monde-reuters-nbc-washington-postAlso see:Edward Snowden files reveal GCHQ scooped up journalist e-mails
Editors of Britain’s top newspapers have banded together to demand that British Prime Minister David Cameron offer better protection against snooping on journalists amid revelations that Britain’s electronic spy agency has collected e-mails from international media organizations.The Government Communications Headquarters, or GCHQ, the British equivalent of the U.S. National Security Agency, scooped up e-mails from journalists working for major media outlets, according to documents released by Edward Snowden, the Guardian newspaper reported.

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