Espionage

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Asio to get $1.3bn over 10 years as federal budget puts $1.9bn price tag on national security
Nearly $200m over four years will boost Australia’s ‘trade and strategic’ capabilities in a sign of Coalition’s worries over collapse of relationship with China

Daniel Hurst

11, May, 2021 @10:25 AM

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Raid on Dieppe masked secret mission to steal Nazis’ Enigma machine
A new book tells story of doomed intelligence mission overseen by Lord Mountbatten and future James Bond writer Ian Fleming

Andrew Gumbel

09, May, 2021 @9:00 AM

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Havana syndrome: NSA officer’s case hints at microwave attacks since 90s
When Mike Beck developed a rare form of Parkinson’s US intelligence concluded he was the victim of a hi-tech weapon

Julian Borger in Washington

02, May, 2021 @6:00 AM

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GCHQ chief: west faces ‘moment of reckoning’ over cybersecurity
Jeremy Fleming to say UK must ‘develop sovereign technologies’ and work with allies to ‘build better cyber-defences’

Dan Sabbagh Defence and security editor

22, Apr, 2021 @11:01 PM

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Graham Greene’s showdown with Soviet spy Kim Philby: A Splinter of Ice review
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A meeting between the writer and the double agent, once colleagues at MI6, is strong on friendship and betrayal – but takes us no closer to the heart of either man

Arifa Akbar

15, Apr, 2021 @10:59 PM

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US has ‘low to moderate confidence’ in reports of Russian bounty on US troops
US intelligence evaluates claims of Afghanistan bounties in press reports that sparked outrage and calls to confront Kremlin

Julian Borger in Washington

15, Apr, 2021 @4:40 PM

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Australia's spy chief vows to call out rightwing terrorism when there's a specific threat
Exclusive: Mike Burgess says agency’s shift in terrorism language not due to political pressure

Daniel Hurst

19, Mar, 2021 @7:00 PM

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MI5 policy allowing agents to commit crimes was legal, say judges
Human rights groups indicate they will seek to take case to supreme court after appeal court judgment

Dan Sabbagh

09, Mar, 2021 @6:35 PM

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MI5 involvement in drone project revealed in paperwork slip-up
Exclusive: Document produced by university cited agency as secret funder of research

Dan Sabbagh

06, Mar, 2021 @7:00 AM

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The Dissident review – inside track on grisly murder of Jamal Khashoggi
Turkey’s president blew the gaff on how the dissident Saudi author was killed, providing plentiful material for this gripping documentary

Peter Bradshaw

05, Mar, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Israeli spyware firm NSO Group faces renewed US scrutiny
Department of Justice said to have asked WhatsApp for details of alleged targeting of clients in 2019

Stephanie Kirchgaessner in Washington DC

01, Mar, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Security consultant hired by Foreign Office linked to string of hacking complaints
Lawyers for Stuart Page say no findings of hacking or misuse of private information made against him

Simon Goodley

28, Feb, 2021 @12:00 PM

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