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Timeline: British Model Supposedly Kidnapped for Darknet Auction

After six days of imprisonment, a 20-year-old British model managed to talk her way to freedom. After the model, Chloe Ayling, arrived in Milan for a photoshoot, two men kidnapped her and held her hostage at a secure location.According to… 1,790 more words

News in brief: facial recognition planned for Carnival; spy chief backs encryption; ginger emoji planned

Your daily round-up of some of the other stories in the news

Protests at plans to use facial recognition at Carnival

Civil liberties groups have protested at plans by London’s Metropolitan Police to use… 583 more words


Former UK security service head says weakening encryption would be too dangerous

(Source: 9to5mac.com)

While Apple may have given in to demands from the Chinese government to remove VPN apps from its app store there, it does generally take a strong stand on encryption. 393 more words


Mick Herron: The New King Of The Spy Thriller

This week we sent in one of our top field agents David Craggs, to talk with Crime Writer’s Association winner Mick Herron, about his ‘Slough House’ series of spy novels. 2,839 more words

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British Intelligence Agencies

“Secret intelligence gives the Government a vital edge in tackling some of the most difficult problems we face… intelligence forewarns us of threats to our national security; helps the Government promote international stability; provides support and protection to our forces; contributes to our economic health; and strengthens our efforts against terrorism and serious crime.”

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[The Vault] Spooks : The Greater Good (2015)

For anyone not familiar with the series, Spooks was a wonderfully gritty espionage drama on the BBC, which ran from 2002 to 2011. The show was widely praised for its polished, sleek production, together with its shocking story lines. 529 more words


PROFUMO AFFAIR -- Cover-ups Revealed in Secret Files

“Mr Profumo told me that Ward, in his practice as an osteopath, sees a number of people who are prominent in public life, including one or two members of the present government.”

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