Over the last several weeks, I worked with NBC News to publish a series of articles about “dirty trick” tactics used by GCHQ’s previously secret unit, JTRIG (Joint Threat Research Intelligence Group). These were based on four classified GCHQ documents presented to the NSA and the other three partners in the English-speaking “Five Eyes” alliance. Today, we at the Intercept are publishing another new JTRIG document, in full, entitled “The Art of Deception: Training for Online Covert Operations”.
The end of a program of incentives for foreign investors will ‘cut off 1,000 buyers at the high end’ says one observer
Sharks, bats, moths, whales, birds have all been found to used the same Magic Movements. A&M study finds magic formula of physics moves every kind of animal on earth.
Was it the NSA? GCHQ? A Russian hacker? Who was secretly reading his book on Snowden while he wrote it, wonders Luke Harding
The U.S. may be forced to withdraw troops completely from Afghanistan by the end of the year. That's bad news if you're the CIA, and your lethal drone flights over neighboring Pakistan rely on the close proximity of Afghan airstrips. Not surprisingly, the defense industry has already produced a solution: a new jet-powered drone that can range 1,800 miles from the nearest base.
AT&T released its first "Transparency Report" this week concerning U.S. government surveillance of its customers. But to those familiar with the leaks from NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, Ma Bell’s numbers come up short by more than 80 million spied-upon customers. All of which means that AT&T’s first foray into Transparency Land is laughable at best and frightening at worst. Surprisingly, though, it’s not AT&T’s fault. Here's why.
It’s no secret that FBI employees excel at foiling plots of their own creation, which is why it’s important for any thinking person to question whatever “official” line is touted as fact, not just point out the dubious use of resources but to help to clear those unjustly targeted.
The operator of Japan's Fukushima nuclear plant said on Thursday that 100 metric tons of highly contaminated water had leaked out of a tank, the worst incident since last August, when a series of radioactive water leaks sparked international alarm.