Espionage

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Experts say China’s low-level cyberwar is becoming severe threat
Activity more overt and reckless despite US, British and other political efforts to bring it to a halt

Dan Sabbagh Defence and security editor

23, Sep, 2021 @12:58 PM

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Elvis the spy: was the King really spying on John Lennon for Richard Nixon?
According to Whispering Bob Harris, he was – and after all, he clearly had the skills to fake his own death

20, Sep, 2021 @5:56 PM

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Love and Deception: Philby in Beirut by James Hanning review – the spy who loved, maybe
A fascinating new biography from the perspective of Philby’s third wife sheds new light on a well-worn story of secrecy and betrayal

John Banville

18, Sep, 2021 @6:30 AM

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State surveillance under the spotlight | Letter
Letter: The latest revelation that the police had a spy in the CND headquarters is further proof of the unnecessary monitoring of legal, peaceful activities, writes former national council member Julian Harber

Letters

14, Sep, 2021 @3:48 PM

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The spy writer who held a grudge against Le Carré comes in from the cold
Willem Frederik Hermans thought the Briton’s famous book was based on his. Now one of his best works is coming out in the UK

Dalya Alberge

12, Sep, 2021 @10:00 AM

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Russian minister complains to US about role of ‘digital giants’ in election
Sergei Ryabkov’s claim of interference in Duma vote believed to be reference to anti-Putin apps on Apple and Google

Staff and agencies in Moscow

10, Sep, 2021 @9:05 PM

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Syria cement plant at centre of terror finance investigation ‘used by western spies’
Jordanian intelligence officer tells Guardian Lafarge factory was used by intelligence agencies to gather information on IS hostages

Martin Chulov Middle East correspondent

09, Sep, 2021 @2:25 PM

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‘I was on a list to be terminated’ – Sue Dobson, the spy who helped to end apartheid
Sue Dobson risked arrest, torture and jail to fight racism in 1980s South Africa, and her story is being made into a film

Dalya Alberge

29, Aug, 2021 @9:32 AM

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British man accused of spying for Russia will not be extradited from Germany
Counter-espionage laws too weak to deal with spies acting against British interests

Mark Townsend

15, Aug, 2021 @8:45 AM

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‘Saddam Hussein’s spies in London laid a trap – and sent my son Farzad to his death’
Nosrat Bazoft, mother of the Observer reporter executed by the tyrant in 1990, reveals for the first time how the unreported theft of a briefcase of documents on a secret Iraqi weapon may have sealed her son’s fate.

Mark Townsend

14, Aug, 2021 @2:19 PM

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Briton suspected of spying for Russia ‘kept himself to himself’
Neighbours know little of David Smith though Russian flags are visible inside his Potsdam flat

Philip Oltermann in Berlin, Kate Connolly in Potsdam and Andrew Roth in Moscow

12, Aug, 2021 @7:36 PM

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UK police involved in Berlin embassy spy case for ‘number of months’
Arrest of David Smith, 57, on suspicion of spying for Russia prompts calls for review of embassy contractors

Jamie Grierson, Philip Oltermann and Kate Connolly

12, Aug, 2021 @10:56 AM

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