Computer Weekly

Computer Weekly is one of Britain's top online IT web publications. The original print magazine was founded in 1966. Until the late 1990s, with Computing, it was one of the UK's two main computer industry and technology news sources. Both weeklies had strong investigative traditions, CW's print edition ceased in 2011. Duncan first wrote for Computer Weekly in 2013.

Briton ran pro-Kremlin disinformation campaign that helped Trump deny Russian links

A British IT manager and former hacker from Darlington ran a disinformation campaign that duped former US intelligence agents and provided Donald Trump with manufactured “evidence” to deny that Russia interfered with the US election

31 July 2018

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Computer Weekly investigation reveals the extent of interception of MPs’ and peers’ email communications and data

GCHQ and the US National Security Agency (NSA) have access to intercepted emails sent and received by all members of the UK Parliament and peers, including with their constituents, a Computer Weekly investigation has established.

1 June 2016

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Britain to pay billions for monster internet surveillance network

Britain’s biggest web companies will be forced to build a national network of massive internet surveillance centres, likely to cost billions of pounds, if MPs approve proposals the Home Office is determined to rush through Parliament after Easter.

1 March 2016

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New UK law will criminalise failure to hack on demand

Computer businesses or IT staff who fail to destroy security on their products or services on demand, or who decline a Home Office order to hack their customers in Britain or overseas by installing or operating government malware, could face bankruptcy or long jail sentences if a new law before parliament goes ahead.

14 March 2016

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How emails sent to and from Parliament are monitored

Every time an email goes to or from an MP at, the email domain used by MPs, peers and their staff, it is intercepted and scanned in overseas datacentres run by MessageLabs, a subsidiary of the US corporation Symantec. As it passes overseas, it automatically passes through fibre-optic cables tapped by GCHQ, through a collection system known  as Tempora.

06 June 2016

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