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Weaponising Big Data
This site is the home of the ‘Weaponising Big Data’ Project, a Free Range research project on the military and intelligence sites in Britain that are preparing for offensive cyberwarfare and automated state surveillance.
UK Cyberwarfare & Surveillance Sites:
4. Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ)
|Site operator »||GCHQ|
|Associated with »||Foreign & Commonwealth Office; Joint Cyber Unit; US National Security Agency|
|Category »||Command & Control|
|‘Kill Chain’ site »||Probably|
|Local campaign »|
|OS Map »||click|
GCHQ is the Britain’s counterpart to the US National Security Agency – and receives a large amount of funding from the US as it “subcontracts” communications and cyber operations from US agencies. It’s Cheltenham HQ houses the main computer and analytic facilties. It also has outstations in Bude and Scarborough.
About this site
More information will be uploaded about this site as the project is able to collect/collate it.
Articles and reports on this site
- ☮ New Statesman – GCHQ and MoD to launch “2,000-strong” cyber warfare unit, 24th September 2018
- Whitehall is drawing up plans to launch a new cyber warfare unit staffed by 2,000 security experts, according to reports. The plans, revealed by The Times and Financial Times, would bolster the UK’s arsenal of cyber weaponry, in a bid to deter hostile states from attacking British critical infrastructure.