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The laptop was destroyed under watch from British spy officials.
Spies reportedly broke into Gemalto to steal keys for snooping on people's phones.
The ruling is the first time the U.K. legal tribunal has ruled against a spy agency.
The intelligence leader says "privacy has never been an absolute right."
Ambassador Peter Westmacott said it's necessary that "real secrets remain secret."
Leaked documents show that the U.S. urged allies to file charges against Julian Assange.
Spies reportedly can get information from "Angry Birds," other apps.
The panel ordered Parliament to write a new legal framework for the spying.
Agencies stole keys allowing them decrypt both voice and data messages.
Emails from journalists at The New York Times and BBC were swept up.
British officials oversaw the destruction of The Guardian's Snowden docs.
Many of the collected images included “undesirable nudity,” the GCHQ claimed.
The British government has been able to intercept Internet traffic to see what users of the top...
The spy agency called SMS text messages a “goldmine to exploit” in 2011 top-secret doc.