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Intelligence agencies breached privacy because of human error 33 times in 2013

Spy watchdog: Privacy breached 'because of incompetence'

Britain's intelligence agencies breached members of the public's privacy on multiple occasions in 2013 because of incompetence, the intelligence services commissioner has revealed.

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  • Katia Zatuliveter can remain in the UK, court rules

    Russian 'spy' allowed to stay in UK

    The 26-year-old former lover of Liberal Democrat MP Mike Hancock has won her bid to be allowed to remain in Britain, despite MI5 allegations that she was a Russian spy.

  • This is the first time a serving intelligence chief has given a public speech

    MI6 chief distances Britain from torture claims

    The head of MI6, Sir John Sawers, has delivered the first public speech by a serving chief of the intelligence services, insisting that Britain plays no role in torturing terrorism suspects.

  • Reid rejects inquiry into 7/7 intelligence

    July 7th inquiry would 'divert resources'

    A committee of MPs and Lords will investigate the links between the July 7th suicide bombers and fertilizer bomb plotters, but the government has ruled out calls for an independent inquiry into apparent intelligence failings preceding July 7th.

  • Fertiliser plotters linked to July 7th bombers

    Reid rejects July 7th investigation

    The home secretary John Reid has rejected calls from opposition politicians for a full inquiry into the intelligence surrounding the July 7th terrorist attacks after it emerged two of the bombers were monitored by MI5 but not identified as potential terrorists.

  • Downing Street rejects claim of police state for Muslims

    No 10 rejects 'police state' claim

    Downing Street has rejected claims by one of the nine men arrested by counter-terrorism police in Birmingham last week that Britain is becoming a "police state for Muslims".

  • Home Office challenged over media briefings in Birmingham terror raids

    Home Office challenged over terror raid reports

    The government came under fire last night from the Conservatives and the human rights group Liberty over the way the media is briefed on counter-terrorism operations.

  • Police arrest nine in Birmingham counter-terror raids

    Arrests made in 'major terrorism operation'

    Nine people have been arrested on suspicion of terrorism-related activities in Birmingham in what has been described as a "major counter-terrorism operation".

  • John Reid paid tribute to MI5 chief Eliza Manningham-Buller

    M15 chief to quit

    The head of MI5, Eliza Manningham-Buller, is to resign next April after four and a half years in the job.

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