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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Counterterrorism Conference Kicks Out Intercept Journalist

Counterterrorism Conference Kicks Out <em>Intercept</em> Journalist

“We’re not banning you, we’re just not allowing you access,” Mike Oldknow, the security chief, told me Wednesday, when I showed up to attend one of the world’s largest annual counterterrorism events.

New Zealand Plotted Hack on China With NSA

New Zealand Plotted Hack on China With NSA

Kiwi spies teamed up with NSA hackers to break into a data link in Auckland as part of a secret plan to eavesdrop on China.

New Zealand Spy Data Shared With Bangladeshi Human Rights Abusers

New Zealand Spy Data Shared With Bangladeshi Human Rights Abusers

Kiwi agency shared intel despite allegations of torture and extrajudicial killings.

Secrecy Shrouds Unknown Role Of Top UK Government Official

Secrecy Shrouds Unknown Role Of Top UK Government Official

The British government is refusing to disclose the job title and taxpayer-funded salary of one of the most senior law enforcement officials in the United Kingdom, claiming the details have to be kept a secret for security reasons. Cressida Dick (pictured above) was formerly one of the highest ranking officers at London’s Metropolitan Police, the>>

DEA Global Surveillance Dragnet Exposed; Access to Data Likely Continues

DEA Global Surveillance Dragnet Exposed; Access to Data Likely Continues

Secret mass surveillance conducted by the Drug Enforcement Administration is falling under renewed scrutiny after fresh revelations about the broad scope of the agency’s electronic spying. On Tuesday, USA Today reported that for more than two decades, dating back to 1992, the DEA and the Justice Department “amassed logs of virtually all telephone calls from>>

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.