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Britain’s eavesdropping and security agency, GCHQ, in Cheltenham. Photograph: Reuters

Irish diplomats assumed the British government listened to all their communications with Dublin during the 1980s, former officials say. Speaking afte(...)

The CIA’s knowledge of the inner workings of Crypto AG equipment allowed it to easily intercept and decode diplomatic cables, the classified documents stated. Photograph: Pawel Kopczynski/Reuters

The Irish government unwittingly purchased and operated encryption equipment from a company secretly owned by the CIA in the 1980s, according to class(...)