Former intelligence contractor Edward Snowden has revealed that Cheltenham based GCHQ can gain access to any mobile handset by sending it an encrypted message.

 

According to Mr Snowden, smartphone users can do ‘very little’ to protect the privacy of their devices.

 

“They should respect peoples privacy”

 

Locals of GCHQ had mixed reactions to the news.

 

See how Cheltenions responded to the hacking revelation.

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