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UK intelligence service GCHQ is on trial for hacking

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    GCHQ, the British signals intelligence service, is in the dock accused of hacking computers without individual warrants in order to tap communications.

    The allegations, made by messaging providers and campaign groups GreenNet, RiseUp Networks, Chaos Computer Club and Privacy International, among others, concern the use by the U.K. Government Communications Headquarters of "thematic warrants" to hack computers. They began making their cases to the U.K.'s Investigatory Powers Tribunal in London on Tuesday, in hearings scheduled to run through Friday.

    GCHQ first admitted to hacking in February following Privacy International's initial legal challenge.

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