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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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>>

Researchers Find ‘Astonishing’ Malware Linked to NSA Spying

Researchers Find ‘Astonishing’ Malware Linked to NSA Spying

Security researchers have uncovered highly sophisticated malware that is linked to a secret National Security Agency hacking operation exposed by The Intercept last year. Russian security firm Kaspersky published a report Monday documenting the malware, which it said had been used to infect thousands of computer systems and steal data in 30 countries around the>>

In Historic Ruling, UK Surveillance Secrecy Declared Unlawful

In Historic Ruling, UK Surveillance Secrecy Declared Unlawful

GCHQ found in breach of privacy, speech provisions of the European Convention on Human Rights.

Canada Casts Global Surveillance Dragnet Over File Downloads

Canada Casts Global Surveillance Dragnet Over File Downloads

Canada monitors up to 15 million downloads a day to identify extremists.

The Inside Story of How British Spies Hacked Belgium’s Largest Telco

The Inside Story of How British Spies Hacked Belgium’s Largest Telco

The British government infected Belgacom with among the most advanced malware ever seen.

How the NSA Hacks Cellphone Networks Worldwide

How the NSA Hacks Cellphone Networks Worldwide

The NSA spied on hundreds of companies internationally to find cellphone security weaknesses it can exploit for surveillance.

US Military Personnel Told To Hide Online Identity With Cartoons

US Military Personnel Told To Hide Online Identity With Cartoons

Move apparently prompted by FBI concerns that Islamic State militants could use social media to identify targets in the U.S.

Secret Malware in European Union Attack Linked to U.S. and British Intelligence

Secret Malware in European Union Attack Linked to U.S. and British Intelligence

“Regin” is believed to be behind cyberattacks on the European Union.