GCHQ Empowered To Hack Any Device Anywhere Without Terrorist, Criminal Threat – UK Court Doc – 18 March 2015

RT logoThe government has admitted to possessing far-reaching hacking powers to break into computers, phones and communications networks anywhere across the globe in the absence of national security and criminal threats, a court document reveals.

The startling revelation surfaced after civil rights group Privacy International (PI) filed a legal challenge in 2014 questioning the hacking powers of UK government intelligence agency GCHQ.

The legal challenge sought to examine allegations relating to “state-sponsored hacking” uncovered by ex-NSA computer analyst and whistleblower Edward Snowden.

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