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UK's Royal Air Force has fired missiles in Afghanistan using U.S. drones

MoD discloses for first time how British crews using unmanned US aircraft have launched missiles in conflict zones

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From Turing to Snowden: How a WWII intelligence pact between the U.S. and UK forged modern surveillance

Revelations show transatlantic intelligence pact started in second world war is expanding beyond states' ability to control it

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Mass surveillance tech market expands worldwide

Exclusive: One Dubai-based firm offers DIY system similar to GCHQ's Tempora programme, which taps fibre-optic cables

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UK military's cybercrime unit to get 'tier-one' priority

Military to enlist private sector in developing advice service for individuals and companies whose computers come under attack

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UK to double number of drones in Afghanistan

The UK is to double the number of armed RAF "drones" flying combat and surveillance operations in Afghanistan and, for the first time, the aircraft will be controlled from terminals and screens in Britain.

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Britain presses U.S. on human rights clause in arms trade treaty

On eve of UN talks, Britain, France, Germany and Sweden say treaty should include 'strong provisions on human rights'

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Cyber attack on Iranian oil ministry is 'most sophisticated' computer worm yet

A cyber-attack that targeted Iran's oil ministry and main export terminal was caused by the most sophisticated computer worm yet developed, experts have warned.

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First woman to command Royal Navy warship takes helm

Four hundred and fifty years after the founding of the modern Royal Navy, a woman will take command of a major British warship on Tuesday for the first time. Women have captained smaller vessels, likesuch as minesweepers, but not the large frigates and destroyers, which are regarded as the bulwarks of the fleet. Breaking this significant glass ceiling is Commander Sarah West, who is taking charge of the modern Type 23-frigate, HMS Portland, currently in Rosyth.

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