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Strife Feature – Human Espionage and Intelligence in the Internet Age

July 10, 2017

By Tolga Inanc When FBI special agent Robert Hanssen approached the KGB to spy for them, his first move in October 1985 was to send an envelope to a midlevel intelligence officer Victor Degtyar’s apartment in a Virginia suburb through a letter carrier. A second envelope inside read: ‘TAKE THIS ENVELOPE UNOPENED TO VICTOR CHERKASHIN’ … Continue reading “Strife Feature – Human Espionage and Intelligence in the Internet Age”

Strife Feature – Spying on Friends

May 26, 2017

By Anastasia Beck In the aftermath of the allegations of the US National Security Agency (NSA) spying on allied states such as Germany, and accusations from the White House concerning alleged spying by Britain’s GCHQ on Donald Trump during his presidential campaign, moral questions have arisen regarding spying on one’s allies. The gravity of these … Continue reading “Strife Feature – Spying on Friends”

Understanding digital intelligence from a British perspective

February 5, 2015

By Professor Sir David Omand GCB: The Snowden revelations revealed much that was never intended to be public. But to understand them they must be seen in their context, of a dynamic interaction over the last few years between the demand for intelligence on the threats to society and the potential supply of relevant intelligence … Continue reading “Understanding digital intelligence from a British perspective”

The problem with curtains

February 25, 2014

By Andreas Haggman:   Edward Snowden’s revelations have prompted fierce debates in both the intelligence world and the cyber domain more generally. Opinions and analyses on the impact of the revelations can be found at every level of publication from academic journals to online discussion forums. The outcome of the debates with regards to the … Continue reading “The problem with curtains”


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