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The MI6 secret service headquarters on the bank of the River Thames at Vauxhall in London.

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Tinker Tailor Soldier AI

Microsoft has revealed that it has its own artificial intelligence that’s just for spies. Not you, not your friends, just spies (unless your friends are spies).

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Are US elections Safe? Chris Krebs is optimistic

The debate around the US banning TikTok is a proxy for a larger question: How safe are democracies from high-tech threats, especially from places like China and Russia?

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Canadians Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor stand as they are recognized before an address from US President Joe Biden in the Canadian House of Commons on Parliament Hill, in Ottawa, Canada, March 24, 2023.

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Canada’s “Two Michaels” now have two different stories

For three years, Canadians were outraged by China’s detention of Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor, two Canadian businessmen arrested in 2018 on allegedly false charges of espionage. But the myth of the “Two Michaels” just exploded with revelations this weekend that Kovrig had previously been a Canadian intelligence asset who, according to Spavor, may have embroiled him in spying without his knowledge.
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A demonstrator holds a banner reading "Where are Dom and Bruno" during a protest.

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Hard Numbers: Amazon arrests, UK and EU tussle (again), Russian spy found at ICC, COVID vaccines … for babies

2: Two brothers have been arrested in connection with the murder of British journalist Dom Phillips and Brazilian indigenous expert Bruno Pereira in the Amazon rainforest. Authorities believe one of the suspects ambushed the victims prior to the attack. Phillips and Pereira worked to expose and prevent illegal fishing and mining in the rainforest.

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The word Pegasus, binary code and the Spanish flag.

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Hard Numbers: Spain spy chief sacked, US gun deaths soar, Angolan diamonds dull, Ecuador prison explodes (again)

63: Spain’s spy chief Paz Esteban has been fired over revelations that the intelligence community had targeted 63 Catalan independence activists with the controversial Pegasus spyware.

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Paige Fusco

Hard Numbers: US economy down, Bennett picks up his tab, no ransom in Nigeria, South Koreans spy for North

1.4: US economic growth shrank by 1.4% year-on-year in the first quarter of 2022, the first contraction since the pandemic began. Bad news for President Biden, but a recession can still be avoided if Americans keep spending, hiring remains strong, and wages keep pace with inflation.

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Australian academic freed in Iran hails end of 'traumatic ordeal'

November 26, 2020 7:25 AM

Kylie Moore-Gilbert said she now faces a "challenging period of adjustment".

Australia charges first person under foreign interference law

November 05, 2020 1:15 PM

SYDNEY (REUTERS) - Australian police said a Melbourne man who appeared in court on Thursday (Nov 5) was the first person charged with foreign interference under new legislation introduced in 2018.

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