Espionage

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Shadowy Strava users spy on Israeli military with fake routes in bases
Exclusive: Personnel risk identification by running GPS ‘segments’ around top-secret sites

Alex Hern UK technology editor

21, Jun, 2022 @4:00 AM

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Russia’s ‘illegals’: the deep-cover spies who can be both clumsy and dangerous
An attempt to infiltrate the ICC draws attention to a scheme launched in the cold war era, active from New York to Salisbury

Dan Sabbagh Defence and security editor

16, Jun, 2022 @6:33 PM

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Russian spy caught trying to infiltrate war crimes court, says Netherlands
Sergey Vladimirovich Cherkasov spent years building up fake ID and wanted to take up internship at ICC, says Dutch intelligence

Dan Sabbagh Defence and security editor

16, Jun, 2022 @4:28 PM

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China offers citizens cash and ‘spiritual rewards’ for spying tipoffs
State security ministry trying to motivate the public, says state media, as it claims foreign threats have risen

Vincent Ni and agencies

08, Jun, 2022 @4:58 AM

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UK officials in line for immunity in assisting crimes overseas, say critics
Exclusive: Draft security bill would let spies and ministers enable killings and torture, warn charity and ex-minister

Aubrey Allegretti

04, Jun, 2022 @5:00 AM

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Germany to relax visa rules for Russian workers despite spy warning
Process to be eased to exempt applicants with special expertise from case-by-case assessment

Philip Oltermann in Berlin

23, May, 2022 @1:37 PM

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‘Think Before You Link’: app launched to help social media users detect fake profiles
Ken McCallum, the director general of M15, said malicious profiles were being used on an ‘industrial scale’

Harry Taylor

16, May, 2022 @11:01 PM

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Secret British ‘black propaganda’ campaign targeted cold war enemies
Britain stirred up tensions, chaos and violence in Africa, the Middle East and Asia, according to declassified papers

Jason Burke

14, May, 2022 @3:56 PM

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Scale of police spying on UK leftist party was ‘Orwellian’, inquiry hears
Dozens of officers infiltrated Socialist Workers party for decades, recording personal details of members

Rob Evans

12, May, 2022 @3:45 PM

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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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Foreign agent scheme omitted from UK national security bill
Plans to require lobbyists to register their work for other countries delayed as key details yet to be worked out

Dan Sabbagh Defence and security editor

11, May, 2022 @4:10 PM

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What we know about Spain’s cyber-espionage spyware scandals
Spain’s Pegasus spyware revelations have come to a head with the sacking of the country’s spy chief

Sam Jones in Madrid

10, May, 2022 @5:00 PM

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