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A double agent who operated for the CIA and the Dutch security service against the Stasi tells his story for the first time.
International scientific collaboration has boomed since the end of the 20th century.
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Scientific research done through international collaboration has boomed in the past 30 years. But recently, powerful countries are using science as a tool of politics, threatening that work.
Women taking precautions to conceal their identities while seeking reproductive advice is akin to spies using tradecraft to avoid enemy agents.
Damaged radar arrays and other equipment is seen at a Ukrainian military facility outside Mariupol, Ukraine, Feb. 24, 2022.
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As war begins between Ukraine and Russia, a range of stories provides context to help readers understand the conflict.
INtelligence appears to be concentrated on the right-hand side of the stage.
Once again allegations have surfaced that the former US president was a Russian ‘asset’. Maybe so, but that doesn’t mean he was their agent.
Amid increasingly sophisticated ploys online, it can be difficult to tell the difference between innocent social networking and a national security offence.
The lawyer and his client, Witness K, are accused of disclosing information related to a covert ASIS spying operation. These are the legal issues that are likely to be raised at trial.
Mike Burgess, the head of ASIO, warns there are more foreign agents operating in Australia than at the height of the cold war - and many of them have the capability, intent, and persistence to cause significant harm.
The US government wants to seize all the proceeds from Snowden’s new memoir.
The constitutionality of South Africa’s surveillance law is being challenged in court.
South Africa’s law that regulates the Interception of communications is being challenged on the basis it can be abused by rogue elements in intelligence.
Women in totalitarian states are among those particularly at risk by government’s use of Big Data to spy on its citizens.
If left unchecked, invasions of privacy enabled by technology could put every human right at risk, and on a scale that would be truly terrifying.
A major Chinese technology firm is under international scrutiny for its potential role in spying.
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Intelligence officials in many countries are concerned the company could be helping the Chinese government spy on companies, military units and government agencies.
Durham University student Matthew Hedges has been jailed for life for ‘spying’ in UAE.
Underage police informants can’t necessarily be trusted to provide accurate information, so why compromise their safety?
Protest at the Australian embassy in Timor-Leste over the oil and gas revenue-sharing deal between the countries.
Prosecuting whistleblowers has the potential to further shake public confidence in Australia’s criminal justice system.
Lawyer Bernard Collaery, who will be prosecuted along with his client, known as Witness K, for exposing Australia’s spying on Timor-Leste.
Targeting Witness K and his lawyer in the Timor-Leste bugging case shows a government increasingly hostile to the media.
Canberra lawyer Bernard Collaery and his client are facing charges under the Intelligence Services Act.
As lawyer Bernard Collaery and his client face criminal charges, there are many more questions to be answered in this case.
Moneypenny, as played by Naomie Harris, has been told that “fieldwork isn’t for everyone”.
With its first ever recruitment advert, MI6 is reaching out to women and minority groups. But like their fictional counterparts, will they still end up doing desk work?
Malcolm Turnbull and Julie Bishop announce the expulsion of two Russian diplomats.
Australia has joined its allies in expelling Russian diplomats as retaliation for a nerve-agent attack on a former Russian agent and his daughter. But the action is unlikely to trouble Russia.