Global Telecoms Exploitation
Global Telecoms Exploitation is reportedly a secret British telephonic mass surveillance programme run by the British signals intelligence and computer security agency, the Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ). Its existence was revealed along with its sister programme, Mastering the Internet, in June 2013 as part of the global surveillance disclosures by the former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden.
- GCHQ taps fibre-optic cables for secret access to world's communications, The Guardian, 21 Jun 2013. Retrieved Jul 2013.
- Mastering the internet: how GCHQ set out to spy on the world wide web, The Guardian, 21 Jun 2013. Retrieved Jul 2013.