Tag: Cambridge

Is the NSA actually making us worse at fighting terrorism?

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CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — The head of the British electronic spy agency GCHQ, Robert Hannigan, created a minor flap last week in an article he wrote for the Financial Times. In effect, Hannigan argued that more robust encryption procedures by private

NPR Is Laundering CIA Talking Points to Make You Scared of NSA Reporting

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On August 1, NPR’s Morning Edition broadcast a story by NPR national security reporter Dina Temple-Raston touting explosive claims from what she called “a tech firm based in Cambridge, Massachusetts.” That firm, Recorded Future, worked together with “a cyber expert, Mario

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We are currently working on a new supplement about intelligence and espionage.  We are searching for people who really know their way around intelligence subjects, who are passionate and have a talent for writing;  these could be freelancers or journalists, better if

Big Data Firm Says It Can Link Snowden Data To Changed Terrorist Behavior

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For nearly a year, U.S. government officials have said revelations from former NSA contract worker Edward Snowden harmed national security and allowed terrorists to develop their own countermeasures. Those officials haven’t publicly given specific examples — but a tech firm

REVIEW: Paradoxes of Strategic Intelligence. Essays in Honor of Michael I. Handel.

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By Richard K. Betts and Thomas G. Mahnken, eds.  London, UK: Frank Cass, 2003. 210 pages, end-of-chapter notes, index. __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ This volume will come as no surprise to those who knew the late Michael Handel, technically a political scientist but

REVIEW: The Encyclopedia of the Central Intelligence Agency

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By W. Thomas Smith, Jr. New York, NY: Checkmark Books, Facts-on-File, 2003. 282 pages. ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ An encyclopedia is defined as a comprehensive reference work containing full, complete, in-depth, thorough, wide-ranging, all-encompassing, accurate, exhaustive, articles on numerous aspects of a particular

REVIEW: The Complete Idiot’s Guide to the CIA

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By Allan Swenson and Michael Benson.  Indianapolis, IN:  Alpha Books, 2003.  315 pages. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ The Guide to the CIA is a lighthearted, if not flippant, treatment of a subject well known to most Studies in Intelligence readers, though it should

REVIEW: KEEPING THE EDGE. Managing Defense for the Future

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By Ashton B. Carler and John P. White, eds., MIT Press, Cambridge, MA, 2001, 326 pages, $24.95. ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Keeping the Edge: Managing Defense for the Future is a collection of essays published by the Preventive Defense Project, a research collaboration