Operation Tempora: GCHQ taps fibre-optic cables for secret access to world’s communications | UK news | The Guardian
Operation Tempora: GCHQ taps fibre-optic cables for secret access to world’s communications.
“The sheer scale of the agency’s ambition is reflected in the titles of its two principal components: Mastering the Internet and Global Telecoms Exploitation, aimed at scooping up as much online and telephone traffic as possible. ”
“GCHQ was handling 600m “telephone events” each day, had tapped more than 200 fibre-optic cables and was able to process data from at least 46 of them at a time.”