Ryan Gallagher

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Ryan Gallagher is an award-winning Scottish journalist whose work at The Intercept is focused on government surveillance, technology, and civil liberties. His reporting has appeared in publications including Slate, The Guardian, Ars Technica, Huffington Post, The Sydney Morning Herald, The Financial Times, The Independent, and The New Statesman. Since 2011, Ryan has broken a series of national and international stories about controversial surveillance technologies, shining a light on spy agencies and uncovering links between western technology firms and governments in repressive countries. He is a Future Tense Fellow at the New America Foundation and he graduated with a master’s degree from the University of Edinburgh in 2010.

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Inquiry Launched into New Zealand Mass Surveillance

Inquiry Launched into New Zealand Mass Surveillance

New Zealand’s spy agency watchdog is launching an investigation into the scope of the country’s secret surveillance operations following a series of reports from The Intercept and its partners. On Thursday, Cheryl Gwyn, New Zealand’s inspector-general of intelligence and security, announced that she would be opening an inquiry after receiving complaints about spying being conducted>>

Documents Reveal Canada’s Secret Hacking Tactics

Documents Reveal Canada’s Secret Hacking Tactics

Canada’s spy agency has developed an arsenal of cyberweapons capable of stealing data and destroying adversaries’ infrastructure, Snowden files reveal.

New Zealand Spied on WTO Director Candidates

New Zealand Spied on WTO Director Candidates

Kiwi surveillance agency used NSA’s XKEYSCORE system to snoop on emails about high-profile officials vying for the World Trade Organization’s top job, secret files show.

UK Police Deem Snowden Leak Investigation a State Secret

UK Police Deem Snowden Leak Investigation a State Secret

Releasing details about a criminal probe into journalists covering Snowden leak could help terrorists, British cops claim.

New Zealand Used NSA System to Target Officials, Anti-Corruption Campaigner

New Zealand Used NSA System to Target Officials, Anti-Corruption Campaigner

Kiwi spies programmed XKEYSCORE to intercept documents mentioning top Solomon Islands officials and a campaigner who publishes government leaks.

New Zealand Targets Trade Partners, Hacks Computers in Spy Operations

New Zealand Targets Trade Partners, Hacks Computers in Spy Operations

New Zealand is conducting covert surveillance operations against some of its strongest trading partners and has obtained sophisticated malware to infect targeted computers and steal data, newly released documents reveal. The country’s eavesdropping agency, Government Communications Security Bureau, or GCSB, is carrying out the surveillance across the Asia-Pacific region and beyond as part of its>>

Documents Shine Light on Shadowy New Zealand Surveillance Base

Documents Shine Light on Shadowy New Zealand Surveillance Base

Docs show how NSA spying tools are being used to eavesdrop on calls and emails across the Asia-Pacific region.

New Zealand Spies on Neighbors in Secret “Five Eyes” Global Surveillance

New Zealand Spies on Neighbors in Secret “Five Eyes” Global Surveillance

New Zealand’s electronic surveillance agency is eavesdropping on friendly nations and sharing intercepted data in bulk with the NSA.

Canadian Spies Collect Domestic Emails in Secret Security Sweep

Canadian Spies Collect Domestic Emails in Secret Security Sweep

Canada’s electronic surveillance agency is covertly monitoring vast amounts of Canadians’ emails as part of a sweeping domestic cybersecurity operation, according to top-secret documents. The surveillance initiative, revealed Wednesday by CBC News in collaboration with The Intercept, is sifting through millions of emails sent to Canadian government agencies and departments, archiving details about them on>>

Thousands Join Legal Fight Against UK Surveillance — And You Can, Too

Thousands Join Legal Fight Against UK Surveillance — And You Can, Too

Thousands of people are signing up to join an unprecedented legal campaign against the United Kingdom’s leading electronic surveillance agency. On Monday, London-based human rights group Privacy International launched an initiative enabling anyone across the world to challenge covert spying operations involving Government Communications Headquarters, or GCHQ, the National Security Agency’s British counterpart. The campaign>>