GCHQ taps fibre-optic cables for secret access to world’s communications [Guardian]

Exclusive: British spy agency collects and stores vast quantities of global email messages, Facebook posts, internet histories and calls, and shares them with NSA, latest documents from Edward Snowden reveal

Ewen MacAskill, Julian Borger, Nick Hopkins, Nick Davies and James Ball

21 June 2013

Britain’s spy agency GCHQ has secretly gained access to the network of cables which carry the world’s phone calls and internet traffic and has started to process vast streams of sensitive personal information which it is sharing with its American partner, the National Security Agency (NSA)…

Full article link: http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2013/jun/21/gchq-cables-secret-world-communications-nsa

(c) Guardian News & Media Ltd

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