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The National Security Act Turns 75 

The National Security Act Turns 75 

from the non-profit National Security Archive Today, on the law’s 75th anniversary, the National Security Archive publishes a compilation of key declassified U.S. documents that show the run-up to its enactment, the debates surrounding the unification of the military departments, and the establishment of three major national security organizations: the National Security Council (NSC) and the...

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DDoSecrets Publishes the Email From Russia’s Ministry of Culture

DDoSecrets Publishes the Email From Russia’s Ministry of Culture

Distributed Denial of Secrets is a transparency collective with an unusual mission in the age of PeakTwitter: “avoid political, corporate or personal leanings.” They say they don’t do hacking but they have posted the result of a hack a trove of 230,000 emails from Russia’s Ministry of Culture. DDOSecrets lives on the so-called Dark Web,...

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Private Intelligence Is Changing the Way Spy Services Work

Private Intelligence Is Changing the Way Spy Services Work

From Sipher Brief In place of the government monopoly on espionage technology, today there is a boisterous bazaar of information and data vendors. These companies sell a wide variety of social media intelligence tools, earth observation capabilities, large-scale information storage and processing, mobile phone location data, global HUMINT platforms, and sophisticated telemetry intelligence capabilities. This...