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Britain Names New MI5 Chief: The Spy Who Investigated 2018 Novichok Attack  

Britain Names New MI5 Chief: The Spy Who Investigated 2018 Novichok Attack  

His name is Kenneth McCallum. MI5 is the British domestic security service, the equivalent of America’s FBI. MI5, established in 1909 to counter German espionage ahead of World War One, is tasked with protecting British national security. Its main job is currently countering international terrorism though it is also a counter-intelligence agency. It employs about...

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Is Huawei China’s version of Crypto AG?

Is Huawei China’s version of Crypto AG?

The U.S. is stepping up pressure on allies to cut all ties with Huawei, the Chinese telecom that supplies equipment to digital networks around the world. Last month, British prime minister Boris Johnson spurned his soulmate President Trump and sided with his intelligence chiefs. He announced Britain would allowing Huawei equipment in less sensitive networks,...

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Jamaica’s Lashana Lynch Becomes 007 in the Next James Bond Movie

Jamaica’s Lashana Lynch Becomes 007 in the Next James Bond Movie

Britain’s Secret Intelligence Service is diversifying, at least fictionally. Actress Lashana Lynch, whose parents are Jamaican, has a leading role in the next James Bond movie, due out in April. The British actress, who starred as pilot and proud single mother Maria Rambeau in “Captain Marvel,” is shaking and stirring up the Bond legacy as...

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UK’s Huawei Decision Splits Western Intelligence Agencies

UK’s Huawei Decision Splits Western Intelligence Agencies

Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s decision to allow some Huawei equipment to be used in the building of the country’s 5G networks is splitting Western Intelligence services. In one camp are Britain’s MI5, the equivalent of the FBI, and the General Communication Headquarters (GCHQ) and Canada’s Communications Security Establishment (CSE), equivalents to the NSA. They believe...

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MI5 Chief Downplays U.S. Intelligence-Sharing Fears Over Huawei 

MI5 Chief Downplays U.S. Intelligence-Sharing Fears Over Huawei 

The United States has banned U.S. government agencies from purchasing from Huawei, the Chinese telecommunications company. U.S. policymakers have viewed Huawei as a security risk and is pressuring allies to also shun the Chines tech giant as they build out 5G networks The U.S. pressure on Huawei hreatens to disrupt the traditionally close relations between...