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The Five Eyes: The Global Spy Network You Never Heard Of

The Five Eyes: The Global Spy Network You Never Heard Of

[First of a Five-Part Series.] The Netflix thriller series, “Pine Gap” takes place on a sprawling, top-secret signals intelligence facility in the Australian Outback. On the screen, Pine Gap is depicted as a cockpit of drone strikes, romance, cybersleuthing, basketball, blackmail, office politics, and paranoia. The cribbed-from-the-chyrons first season culminated with a belligerent American president...

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Britain Unplugs Huawei From Its 5G Networks

Britain Unplugs Huawei From Its 5G Networks

In a victory for the Trump administration, the British government has decided to ban technology built by Huawei, the global telecom giant, based in China. The British decision heals a rift that was splitting the two biggest partners in the Five Eyes signal intelligence alliance. The Five Eyes is the world’s largest intelligence collection enterprise,...

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On Sharing Domestic Terrorism Threats, the Five Eyes Are Blind

On Sharing Domestic Terrorism Threats, the Five Eyes Are Blind

The terror attack in New Zealand reveals a blind spot of Western intelligence agencies: domestic terrorism. The attack at two mosques in Christchurch was inspired by international white supremacist ideologies and social networks that don’t much interest the Five Eyes, the world’s most powerful surveillance organization. The name refers to the working alliance of five...

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The Five Eyes Focus on China, Which Will Please the President

When CIA director Gina Haspel announced last month that the agency was giving new emphasis to “nation-state rivals,” she cited one example: China. When President Trump told the United Nations hat one nation-state was seeking to interfere in the 2018 elections, he cited China (although he provided no evidence to support the claim.) Now Reuters reports the Five Eyes...