Facebook and Skype is a problem for Brit spies

London, Feb. 5: The intelligence network in Britain is reportedly finding it hard to keep pace with fast-moving internet technology.

According to a report, spooks working at Britain’s GCHQ spy base are having problems using social networking websites like Facebook and new internet phone systems such as Skype.

The report, by MPs and peers forming the Intelligence and Security Committee, will be embarrassing for Home Secretary Jacqui Smith, who recently pledged to make the web a “no-go area” for terrorists.

The Sun quotes the report as saying: “One of the greatest challenges for GCHQ is to maintain its intercept capability in the face of rapidly evolving communications technology.” (ANI)

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