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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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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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How the IDF’s Unit 8200 Feeds Israeli Cybersecurity Startups

How the IDF’s Unit 8200 Feeds Israeli Cybersecurity Startups

One feature in the growth of “surveillance capitalism” is the boom in private intelligence companies, which offer the services of a secret intelligence agency to paying clients. The United States has spawned numerous private intelligence companies, including a firm called DREAD, run by Richard Clarke, a former top counterterrorism officials. The United Arab Emirates have...