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EXCLUSIVE: The Independent Claims 'Snowden Leaks' Reveal Secret Middle East Internet Surveillance Base

EXCLUSIVE: the Independent Claims that Snowden Leaks Reveal Secret Middle East Internet Surveillance Base

Duncan Campbell, Oliver Wright, James Cusick, Kim Sengupta Thursday 22 August 2013

Britain runs a secret internet-monitoring station in the Middle East to intercept and process vast quantities of emails, telephone calls and web traffic on behalf of Western intelligence agencies, The Independent has learnt.

The station is able to tap into and extract data from the underwater fibre-optic cables passing through the region.

The information is then processed for intelligence and passed to GCHQ in Cheltenham and shared with the National Security Agency (NSA) in the United States. The Government claims the station is a key element in the West’s “war on terror” and provides a vital “early warning” system for potential attacks around the world.

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Change the Title!!! Snowden didn't Leak this!

"We are not human beings having a spiritual experience; we are spiritual beings having a human experience"—Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

Please update title of this post - "Snowden denies"

By having this posted and w/ the title we are potentially furthering State propaganda.

Snowden: UK government now leaking documents about itself
The NSA whistleblower says: 'I have never spoken with, worked with, or provided any journalistic materials to the Independent.'

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I am SO GLAD my taxes aren't used to build roads only.

I was wondering why they keep rising.


"Cyril" pronounced "see real". I code stuff.


"To study and not think is a waste. To think and not study is dangerous." -- Confucius

Who is paying for all this

Who is paying for all this crap?

The so-called lives at risk who did this should die horrible deaths.

How do you like them apples?

Is this the location they're talking about?


Ayios Nikolaos Station (also spelled Agios Nikolaos; Greek: Άγιος Νικόλαος) is a British army station and part of in the British Sovereign Base Area of Dhekelia in Cyprus. It is a former village (Ayios Nikolaos, SBA) connected by a road to the main area of the Dhekelia Garrison. The Joint Service Signal Unit (JSSU), formerly 9 Signal Regiment (2 Wireless Regiment pre-1959) and the Royal Air Force's 33 Signals Unit, is based at Ayios Nikolaos. This unit is a British Armed Forces run Government Communications Headquarters electronic intelligence gathering station.