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Steven McDermott
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Exclusive: British spy agency has secret access to the world's phone calls, Facebook posts, emails and internet history http://gu.com/p/3gn55/tw

Britain’s spy agency GCHQ has secretly gained access to the network of cables which carry the world’s phone calls and internet traffic and has started to process vast streams of sensitive personal information which it is sharing with its American partner, the National Security Agency (NSA).

#NSA #GCHQ #edwardsnowden #facebook   
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UK gathering secret intelligence via covert NSA operation

Exclusive: UK security agency GCHQ gaining information from world's biggest internet firms through US-run Prism programme

http://gu.com/p/3gdh6/

#NSA #Prism #GCHQ  

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  • Institute of Communications Studies, University of Leeds
    Researcher and Teaching Assistant, 2013
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Teaching and researching communications related topics
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As well as a PhD from the University of Leeds I have a B.A. (Hons.) in Philosophy and Sociology from The Queen’s University of Belfast, an M.A. in Philosophy and Social Theory from the University of Warwick and a Master of Research in Social Research from the University of Aberdeen. My research explores the socio-political dimensions of the Internet and other technologies, using Social Network Analysis, Semantic Network Analysis and Critical Discourse Analysis. I was awarded a Research Student Scholarship in 2008.   Commissioned in 2009 by the Home Office to conduct a literature review for the report on the Sexualisation of Young People with Dr Linda Papadopoulos. I am also a contributing member of the Centre for Digital Citizenship, (blog) (Website).

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  • University of Leeds
    Communications Studies, 2008 - 2013
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  • St Columb's College
  • Queen's University of Belfast
  • University of Warwick
  • University of Aberdeen
  • NWIFHE
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