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“Angry Pirate” and other GCHQ BS Wheezes

Picture:  Banksy’s recent artwork in Cheltenham; home of GCHQ

GCHQ (Government Communications Head Quarters) is the British state’s electronic spy organisation. In theory these guys are supposed to be providing intelligence for the security services in relation to people who might be considering blowing stuff up. In practice, we now know thanks to Eddie Snowden, what they actually do mostly is shit like “Angry Pirate”, a malware program which locks you out of your own computer. Apparently manipulating on line polls in something they think is in the interest of national security as well (code name Underpass!) Check out the other little projects they spend their time with and their hilarious code names here

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