Tag: Military Intelligence

Documents Reveal Canada’s Secret Hacking Tactics

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Canada’s electronic surveillance agency has secretly developed an arsenal of cyber weapons capable of stealing data and destroying adversaries’ infrastructure, according to newly revealed classified documents. Communications Security Establishment, or CSE, has also covertly hacked into computers across the world

The Decline of the CIA

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CIA director John Brennan is promoting a reorganization scheme at the Central Intelligence Agency that will make it more likely that intelligence analysis will be politicized to support the interests of the White House and senior policymakers.  The organizational change

Czech Secret Service: Russia Sent ‘Extremely High’ Number of Spies

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PRAGUE – Russia deployed an “extremely high” number of intelligence officers at its Czech embassy last year, the NATO member country’s secret service said in an annual report released on Monday. The reported increase in spying comes as relations between

Intelligence and the Islamic State

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When an intelligence commodity perishes, the costs can be severe. Consider what’s happening with the Islamic State. Ignorant of IS’s plans, the Obama administration is unable to restrain its advance. With relative freedom, IS continues to move large convoys of

Russia commanded spy operation against Israeli forces and Syria rebels, footage shows

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Recent footage apparently taken of an intelligence base in the Syrian Golan Heights, uploaded by fighters from the Free Syrian Army (FSA) after their capture of the base, indicates deep Russian involvement in the espionage operations of President Bashar Assad’s

America Spends $68 Billion a Year on 17 Major Intelligence Agencies. So Why Do We Keep Getting Caught Off-Guard?

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What are the odds? You put about $68 billion annually into a maze of 17 major intelligence outfits. You build them glorious headquarters. You create a global surveillance state for the ages. You listen in on your citizenry and gather

What Business Can Learn From Intelligence

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I just read the interesting story about Edward Snowden in Wired, and I can’t quite figure out what I think of the man. He seems neither the patriot that James Bamford (not surprising, given his background) portrays him to be,

Romania’s Spy Chief Quits, Will Run for President

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The head of Romania’s foreign spy agency has resigned to run for president in the Nov. 2 election, fueling debate about the presence of spies in the country’s political life. Teodor Melescanu quit Monday as director of Romania’s Foreign Intelligence

Clapper’s off-target intelligence strategy

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Director of National Intelligence James R. Clapper has just released a new National Intelligence Strategy, the first in five years. It’s a highly unsatisfying read for two reasons. First, no public document can or should tell us everything we want

27 Phrases Only Spies Will Understand

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People and regions all around the world have unique phrases and slang that only they would understand, and the intelligence community of spies, analysts, and cryptography specialists is no different. For people working in the shadows of the intelligence community, “illegal”

NSA Phone-Data Collection Program Set for Legal Challenge

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The legality of the National Security Agency’s bulk collection of phone records will be tested this week before a panel of federal judges, the first appeals court to address the controversial program amid efforts by Congress to rein it in.

Anatomy of an air strike: Three intelligence streams working in concert

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In a fast-moving war with an elusive foe like the Islamic State militants, information is as important as guns, jet fighters and bombs. Sometime early this summer, U.S. Special Operations Forces launched a raid into Syria in an effort to

Spies of the First World War

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Among the most compelling stories Morton describes are the Belgian resistance networks gathering intelligence for the British army against the Germans during the Great War. ‘La Dame Blanche’, run by a British agent named Henry Landau, came up with a

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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

The shadow intelligence war between the IDF and Hamas

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The IDF and Hamas are engaged in shadow intelligence war, in which each side seeks to learn as much as it can about the other and use the information to plan painful attacks. Hamas has come a long way in

Germany to ‘spy on US and UK intelligence gathering’ for the first time in 45 years

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Germany has ordered surveillance of British and American intelligence gathering on its soil to begin for the first time since 1945, according to reports. Under the decision, US and British intelligence operations in Germany will be subject to the same

The NSA’s big problem, explained by the NSA

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Amongst the new trove of classified documents released by Der Speigel is a rather academic discussion, in the NSA’s own foreign affairs journal, about the differences between American signals intelligence collection and German signals intelligence collection. One passage in particular

Here’s how the NSA decides to tell you about a zero day – or not

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The White House has provided some detail on how the NSA and other US government agencies make decisions around whether to publicise tech security flaws they have discovered — or whether to keep them under wraps for intelligence purposes. The

Germany is ‘planning to step up counter-espionage’: report

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Germany is planning to possibly resume counter-espionage measures against several Western allies, according to a report in the news magazine Spiegel. The report said British and US embassies could be targeted. Germany is debating plans to expand its counter-espionage personnel

Snowden showed us we are sleepwalking into Orwellian horror – ex-intelligence officer say

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The art of espionage has changed – the internet has given the surveillance agencies unprecedented capabilities to snoop at anyone, anywhere. On the other side are the whistleblowers, to whom World Web has given the chance to see what is