MI6

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Moral arguments alone not enough to justify spying, says MI6 ethics chief
Book review says in reality, intelligence agencies are tasked ‘to defend the national interest for its own sake’

Dan Sabbagh Defence and security editor

12, May, 2022 @1:31 PM

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UK spies who allegedly passed questions to CIA torturers subject to English law, court rules
Abu Zubaydah, tortured at CIA ‘black sites’ in six different countries, has right to sue UK government

Haroon Siddique Legal affairs correspondent

16, Mar, 2022 @3:01 PM

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False Prophets by Nigel Ashton review – Britain and the Middle East
A deft and fascinating account of British prime ministers’ flawed interventions in the region, from Suez to Iraq

Jane Kinninmont

05, Mar, 2022 @7:30 AM

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Ukraine crisis brings British intelligence out of the shadows
Analysis: warnings of Russian invasion issued in bid to shape the narrative and win information war with Kremlin

Dan Sabbagh Defence and security editor

18, Feb, 2022 @6:44 PM

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Chinese MI6 informant gave information to MPs about Huawei threat
Wang Yam sent committee warnings about Britain’s involvement with telecommunications firm

Duncan Campbell and Richard Norton-Taylor

16, Feb, 2022 @3:56 PM

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Richard Moore: even spies don’t want to see our Wordle solutions | Rebecca Nicholson
The head of MI6 had a point when he threatened to unfollow social media users who insist on sharing their successes at the word game

Rebecca Nicholson

05, Feb, 2022 @3:00 PM

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Shush! Britain’s top spy decries Wordle braggers
MI6 chief bemoans lack of secrecy among players of trending word game, but GCHQ breaks cover

Caroline Davies

02, Feb, 2022 @6:38 PM

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MI5 warning shows tone has changed when it comes to China
Analysis: ‘interference alert’ about Christine Lee follows years of caution about criticising Beijing

Dan Sabbagh Defence and security editor

13, Jan, 2022 @7:49 PM

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UK spy chief suggests Beijing risks ‘miscalculation’ over west’s resolve
Island’s status and surveillance technology making China ‘single greatest priority’ for MI6

Dan Sabbagh Defence and security editor

30, Nov, 2021 @3:47 PM

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MI6 needs tech sector’s help to win AI race with China and Russia – spy chief
New boss Richard Moore to say adversaries are ‘pouring money’ into technology and the agency needs outside funding to keep up

Dan Sabbagh Defence and security correspondent

30, Nov, 2021 @1:16 AM

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Intelligence and security committee report signed off after complaint to PM
Cross-party group overseeing spy agencies pushed Boris Johnson to let it publish report before Christmas

Dan Sabbagh Defence and security editor

24, Nov, 2021 @10:50 PM

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Priti Patel pressed to explain award of spy agencies contract to Amazon
US firm Amazon Web Services to host classified material for GCHQ, MI5 and MI6, raising sovereignty concerns

Rajeev Syal Home affairs editor

27, Oct, 2021 @7:23 AM

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