In pictures: A century of MI5
100 years of MI5 revealed in first official account
The top science-and-tech privacy threats of 2007.
"It's been another big year for scientific and technological
encroachments on individual privacy.
For good or ill, governments and businesses are finding new ways to
enter what used to be considered personal space.
Here are this year's top 10 highlights."
1. Surveillance cameras. 2. The war
on smoking. 3. The war on junk food. 4. The war on salt.
5. Pedestrian cell-phone use. 6. Naked body scanners. 7. Phone-surveillance
ads. 8. Human chip implants.
9. Mind-reading. 10. Manipulating sexual orientation.
and Spymasters - biographies (spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk)
George Blake - Guy Burgess - William Colby - John Le Carre - Somerset
Ian Fleming - Graham Greene - Kim Philby - J. Edgar Hoover...
Becoming a Secret Agent
"Spies drive Ferraris, jet-set around the globe, party with models and billionaires, whip out their karate skills and use cool gadgets, right?
Not quite - get the inside scoop on what it takes to be a spy!"
How to Become a Spy
"For you to become a top secret agent, you must have certain characteristics, and learn many skills and abilities.
This page lists what it takes, for you to use it as your personal training curriculum!"
- with a Spy Dictionary (Talk like a real spy!)
How to Become a Secret Agent
"Becoming a secret agent is tough, as the United States government chooses the most talented people for this job."
How to be a secret agent
"Have you ever wanted to be a secret agent? Follow this step by step tutorial on how to do so."
+ Spy Games
- Skeleton of hero World War II carrier pigeon found in chimney with a secret message still attached to its leg - 1 November 2012
(and now Bletchley Park are trying to crack the code)
+ THE FEATHERED ARMY AND THEIR SECRET MILITARY MESSAGES
Carrier pigeons "can reach speeds of 80mph and distances of 700 miles.
The RAF trained 250,000 birds in World War II, forming the National Pigeon Service...
Thirty-two pigeons were even decorated with the Dicken Medal during the war years - the animal equivalent of the Victoria Cross."
Quest to crack secrets of lost D-Day pigeon - ARTICLE + VIDEO
"It was part of a very special air service crucial to the D-Day landings."
- US NSA chief courts hackers at Def Con - 28 July 2012
"US spy master Keith Alexander has courted hackers at an infamous Defcon gathering rife with software tricksters wary of police and ferociously protective of privacy.
National Security Agency (NSA) director Alexander was the latest, and perhaps the most controversial, federal official to attend the annual hacker conference in Las Vegas to recruit warriors for battles being fought in cyber space."
FBI quietly forms secretive Net-surveillance unit
"CNET has learned that the FBI has formed a Domestic Communications Assistance Center, which is tasked with developing new electronic surveillance technologies, including intercepting Internet, wireless, and VoIP communications."
CYBER ESPIONAGE :
U.S. says China, Russia active in cyber espionage - 3 November 2011
"China and Russia are using cyber espionage to steal U.S. trade and technology secrets to bolster their own economic development and that poses a threat to U.S. prosperity and security, an intelligence report said on Thursday..."
U.S. Takes Hard Line on Chinese Economic Cyberspying
" U.S. intelligence officials estimate that U.S. companies suffered losses of about $50 billion in 2009 from their research and development efforts.
This loss represents trade secrets and intellectual property that have been seized through cyber-attacks, piracy and company insider thefts.
American businesses and their intellectual property are aggressively being targeted by Chinese and Russian intelligence entities, resulting in the
loss of billions of dollars, according to a report released today entitled: “Foreign Spies Stealing US Economic Secrets in Cyberspace.”..."
- 6 Real World Spy Gadgets Straight Out of the Movies (cracked.com)
Miniature spy helicopter used to hunt pirates
"It is only seven foot long and weighs just 49lbs but it is the latest weapon in the war on piracy in Africa...
A remote-controlled mini-helicopter, which can fire tasers, grenades and shotgun shells, is being used to track pirates off the Horn of Africa and enforce law on the streets in the US...
The discreet Shadowhawk UAV is proving an effective crime-fighting solution for both police forces and private companies."
ARTICLE + VIDEO
CIA reveals invisible ink recipes used by WWI spies
"World War I spies engraved messages on toe-nails and used lemon juice to write invisible letters, classified documents released by the CIA reveal."
The secrets of Anna Chapman - An article + a video
"Russia's Anna Chapman captured the media world's attention last year when she was deported from the US, accused of being a spy.
The BBC's Moscow correspondent Steve Rosenberg investigates "Russia's most glamorous secret agent"."
Is CCTV creeping too far ?
"For the last 25 years CCTV has proliferated into public spaces across the UK, but is it going too far to use cameras to give parking tickets and enforce bus lane rules?"
Drive-by Spies - The growing phenomenon of the CCTV Smart Car
Big Brother Watch
"is a libertarian British pressure group founded in 2009 to "fight injustice and campaigns to protect our civil liberties and personal freedoms".
The group campaigns on a variety of issues including the rise of CCTV, the database state, ID cards and airport body scanners."
Wikileaks suspect Bradley Manning's health 'declining'
"Pte Manning, a US soldier, is being held in solitary confinement in a high-security military prison at Quantico marine base, Virginia."
"frazzled / confined to his cell 23 hours a day and is not allowed to exercise or have access to media /
checked upon every five minutes / light kept in his cell / heavy and uncomfortable blankets / very weak"
- Wikileaks' Julian Assange tells of 'smear campaign'
(smear campaign = "campagne de diffamation")
"Mr Assange is staying at a house in Bungay, Suffolk, after being freed on bail by the High Court in London while awaiting extradition proceedings...
Mr Justice Ouseley ordered Mr Assange be bailed on payment of £240,000 in cash and sureties.
The judge imposed strict bail conditions including wearing an electronic tag, reporting to police every day and observing a curfew.
Mr Assange must also reside at a manor home on the Norfolk-Suffolk border owned by Vaughan Smith, a Wikileaks-supporting journalist and owner of the Frontline Club in London. "
"Julian Assange sur les marches
de la haute cour de Londres,
le jour de sa libération conditionnelle,
le 16 décembre 2010."
"Julian Assange devant le manoir
dans lequel il réside près de Norwich, en Grande-Bretagne, depuis sa libération sous caution,
le 17 décembre 2010."
- Wikileaks' Assange arrested in UK - 7 December 2010
"Wikileaks founder Julian Assange is due in court in London for an extradition hearing over sexual assault allegations in Sweden...
A Wikileaks spokesman said Mr Assange's arrest was an attack on media freedom but it would not stop the release of more secret files. "
The Top Secret Network of Government and its Contractors - interactive
45 government organisations in Top Secret America - A Washington Post Investigation
"Top Secret America" is a project nearly two years in the making that describes the huge national security buildup in the United States after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks."
- CIA and FBI sent on museum course to 'refresh sense of inquiry'
"They are among groups of law enforcement officials, also including New York police officers and members of the US Secret Service, who have attended classes at the city's Metropolitan Museum of Art."
"There's more to a picture than meets the eye."
"Don't just look at a picture and see a picture. See what's happening."
Intelligence Service (Wikipedia)
"The Secret Intelligence Service (SIS), more commonly known as
MI6 (originally Military Intelligence Section 6),
or the Secret Service or simply Six, is the United Kingdom's external
Security Service, usually called MI5,
" is the British counter-intelligence and security
It is mainly concerned with internal security, whilst
the Secret Intelligence Service (MI6) looks after external security."
Homepage for Kids (cia.gov):
K-5th Grade Homepage - Who We Are & What We Do - The CIA Seal - Operation
History - Intelligence Book List - CIA Canine Corps - Aerial Photography
Pigeons - Games - Say No To Drugs - Spy-Fi Archives - Other Government
Tout sur la CIA avec des jeux et le "World Fact Book".
- Federal Bureau
of Investigation (Wikipedia)
|1 Overall mission
3.1 BOI and FBI Directors
3.2 Hiring process
5 Crime statistics
5.1 Uniform Crime Reports
5.2 National Incident Based Reporting System
6 Media portrayal
8 See also
9 Further reading
11 External links
Military fact file: Drones
"To the military, they are UAVs (Unmanned Aerial Vehicles) or RPAS (Remotely Piloted Aerial Systems).
However, they are more commonly known as drones...
Those used by the United States Air Force and Royal Air Force range from small intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance craft, some light enough to be launched by hand, to medium-sized armed drones and large spy planes."
MQ-1B Predator / MQ-9 Reaper
See Unmanned aerial vehicle (Wikipedia)
Tools of Tradecraft: The CIA’s Historic Spy Kit
"From mosquito drones to couture cameras, the CIA had its agents' needs covered.
Some of these devices are now displayed in the CIA's museum, located at the agency's Langley, Virginia, headquarters...
Recently the CIA launched a Flickr stream with images of some of its declassified historic spy tools. "
Tools of Tradecraft: More Spy Gear From the CIA, Others
"We've expanded the rogue's gallery of ingenious spy gadgets with a raft of devious tricks from the former Soviet bloc and other countries,
including a lipstick gun, shoe bug..."
tapping (or wire tapping/wiretapping in the US) is the monitoring
of telephone and Internet conversations by a third party, often by
Real James Bonds - with the script
"In this programme we meet two real James Bonds, officers who work
for Britain's Secret Intelligence Service (MI6)...
Do real agents have a licence to kill? Does 'M' exist? What about gadgets?
Find out the answers in this programme."
INTERACTIVE activities :
- interactive activity
"Spies need gadgets, or special
tools, to help them do their work - for example, a backpack that they
can also use as a parachute.
If you want to be a spy, you need to know what gadgets can do!
On the left you'll see some pictures of gadgets that a spy might use.
On the right you'll see some sentences - these tell you what a spy
can use the gadgets for. Can you guess what the gadgets can do?
Match the pictures with the descriptions. Can you guess correctly?
Could you be a spy?"
Activities TO PRINT :
Lesson plans :
JAMES BOND (Madie - Ac. Paris)
TASK 1 * TASK 2 * TASK 3 * TRANSLATE * DICTIONARY * SYNONYMS
or TRAPPED ? - a webquest (about
Biological Identification, Technological Devices and Surveillance)
Niveau : 4ème - 3ème
Après la webquest :
images sur un transparent afin
de faire parler les élèves,
de retrouver les connaissances acquises lors de la
'Hummingbird' Spy Drone Takes Flight - Newsy Video
"After years of development the hummingbird drone is in flight, and now there's speculation on how Uncle Sam will use it." View transcript >>
Is it a bird? Is it a plane?
"No, it's the army's latest $4million spy drone disguised as a hummingbird, measuring just 16 centimetres."
- with a VIDEO
Mark Zuckerberg Named TIME's 'Person of the Year' + the TRANSCRIPT
"Some in the media say Zuck deserves it- others say- Wikileaks’ founder Julian Assange- was robbed..."
Wikileaks Christmas Song 2010
"Dan and Dan blow the whistle with their Wikileaks Christmas Song 2010.
Looking for Christmas gift ideas? Worried about freedom of speech?
Why not combine the two! Are they really going to expose all those Christmas lies?"
Intelius Date Check (YouTube) - UPDATED
"Simply enter a name, phone number or email address and instantly get
accurate and comprehensive results. With features like Sleaze Detector, Compatibility, Net Worth, Interests and Living Situation you can be
in the know on the go. "Look up before you hook up."
Tortured Logic -
an animation by Mark Fiore
- Surveillance - Pizza Palace
"The government and corporations are aggressively collecting information
about your personal life and your habits.
They want to track your purchases, your medical records, and even your
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