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The Five Eyes Block the Huawei Challenge

The Five Eyes Block the Huawei Challenge

[Inside the Five Eyes: a series: Part 1 |Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 is below]. Once unknown, the Five Eyes is now coming into public view as supra-national surveillance service. The Five Eyes track terrorists and smugglers. They coordinate drone strikes and disaster response. They have the ability to...

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Inside The Five Eyes: ‘Like a Moon Base’

[Inside the Five Eyes series: Part 1 |Part 2 | Part 3 is below] The technological assets that the Five Eyes can bring to bear on surveillance activities are astonishingly powerful. The Five Eyes have added approximately 130 advanced quasi-parabolic multibeam antennas since 1995, according to a 2015 report by the Nautilus Institute, a diversely...

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‘Influence’ Shows Why if You’re Not Worried About the November Election, You Should Be 

‘Influence’ Shows Why if You’re Not Worried About the November Election, You Should Be 

A Canadian documentary, Influence, profiles the late Tim Bell, a state of the art political consultant, in the United Kingdom. His firm, Bell Pottinger, had a long history of advocacy for authoritarian clients from Syria’s Bashar Assad to South Africa’s Jacob Zuma. He was, in a phrase, a disinformation artist. Like Frank FIgliuzzi, Kent Harrington,...

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U.K. Approves Limited Huawei Technology–and U.S. Signals Approval

U.K. Approves Limited Huawei Technology–and U.S. Signals Approval

In Western intelligence agencies there is no issue more divisive than Huawei, the Chinese telecom sells sophisticated communications technology. The U.S. intelligence community argues that any reliance on Huawei technology is an inherent security risk, given the firm’s connections to the Chinese government. President Trump has forbidden U.S. firms from buying Huawei products, while the...

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Was London Stock Exchange Hit by Cyberattack?

Was London Stock Exchange Hit by Cyberattack?

People are asking because of an unexpected trading shutdown in the United Kinggdom. Iran has sophisticated cyberwar capabilities and good reason to disrupt the financial system of the superpower that assassinated Gen. Soleimani in Iraq. The Iranian hackers work in conjunction with the Ministry of Security and Intelligence. (MOIS) The U.K.’s Government Communications Headquarters, known...