After spying on social media, UK spy agency GCHQ officially joins Twitter

It’s a sign of our massively surveilled times that spy agencies have realized the importance of maintaining an approachable public face in the digital realm where they now derive so much of their signal noise.

GCHQ, the UK spy agency which specializes in garnering intelligence from communications (as opposed to, MI5 and MI6, which focus on acquiring domestic and foreign “human intelligence”, respectively) has officially joined Twitter — posting a “Hello, world” inaugural tweet from its blue check verified account.

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