Book Review: Agent Storm, My Life Inside al Qaeda and the CIA

By: Wednesday September 10, 2014 8:03 am

Agent Storm: My Life Inside al Qaeda and the CIA is a worthy read; if it was fiction it might be called “a good yarn.” The book is instead straight-up non-fiction, making it all the more interesting as a window into the world of modern espionage. An Enthusiastic Muslim The book is the “as told [...]

In David Miranda’s Case, UK Security Services Argue Traveling with Secret Documents Is ‘Terrorism’

By: Saturday November 2, 2013 11:35 am

Security services in the United Kingdom have accused David Miranda, the husband of journalist Glenn Greenwald, of being “involved in espionage activity” when he traveled from Berlin to Heathrow Airport on his way back to Brazil, where he lives with Greenwald. The security services, Scotland Yard and MI5, decided this “espionage activity” could have potentially [...]

MI5 Chief’s Condemnation of Snowden’s Leaks Is an Unabashed Attack on Journalism

By: Tuesday October 8, 2013 11:57 pm

The director of MI5 delivered a speech in the United Kingdom, which emphasized the threat of terrorism to the UK and also focused upon the “damage” the publication of material from former NSA contractor Edward Snowden had caused the intelligence agency’s ability to protect the country. The Guardian was never named in the speech at [...]

National Security Whistleblowers Testify Before European Parliamentary Committee on US, UK Surveillance

By: Monday September 30, 2013 5:13 pm

A civil liberties committee in the European Parliament heard testimony from national security whistleblowers from both the United States and United Kingdom. The testimony was part of a committee inquiry into alleged spying by the US and European Union countries that was exposed by National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden. The committee, chaired by Sophie [...]

Charlie Chaplin, Victim of McCarthyism, Had MI5 File

By: Thursday February 16, 2012 8:07 pm

The Tramp. The Great Dictator. One of the great iconic actors in cinematic history. Charlie Chaplin. He is known to have been prevented from returning to the United States by J. Edgar Hoover in 1953 when he went to London for the premiere of his film Limelight in London. Now, tens of thousands of files from [...]

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