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Secrecy and Censorship: Book Burning in the Era of E-Books

Frederick Reuss | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Frederick Reuss

It's an odd form of censorship being practiced by the Pentagon these days. That 10,000 copies of Anthony Schaffer's book are sitting in a warehouse in Virginia awaiting incineration seems almost quaint.

Anna Chapman's Former Lovers Reveal All To Details | JEFF GORDINIER | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

With her stunning body and sultry charm, Russian spy Anna Chapman made easy prey of the men of America. To this day, they insist that what they had wi...

Spies and Contractors

David Isenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
David Isenberg

Generally, when people characterize private security contractors (PSC) as being involved in secretive, covert operations it is a good sign that one is...

Anna Chapman Resurfaces In Sexy Photo Shoot (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

One month after she was swapped as part of the biggest spy exchange between Russia and the U.S. for decades, "bombshell" Anna Chapman has re-emerged ...

Exclusive: French Director Carion Bids Farewell to Russian Spy

Brad Balfour | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Brad Balfour

L'affaire Farewell tells the riveting true tale of a disenchanted KGB colonel who gives state secrets to a French businessman working in Russia.

PHOTOS: 'Bombshell' Russian Spy Anna Chapman's Mugshot

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

As if to reclaim her tabloid crown from the freshly-minted alleged comely criminal Anna Fermanova, Anna Chapman -- dubbed the "Stalingrad Stunner" and...

UN Official To Ask U.S. To Stop CIA Drone Attacks, Limit Use To Military

The New York Times | CHARLIE SAVAGE | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON -- A senior United Nations official is expected to call on the United States next week to stop Central Intelligence Agency drone strikes ag...

Who Got the Best of the Spy Trade?

Keith Thomson | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Keith Thomson

Say the Russian spies, who managed to embed themselves in the U.S., managed to find a valuable recruit the FBI missed? Might the Obama administration have acted precipitously in jetting the Russians to Vienna?

Spy vs. Spy

John Feffer | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
John Feffer

The Russians look foolish because they seemed to screw up at the penny-ante stuff. The CIA, meanwhile, has blown the high-stakes games.

Anna Chapman Is 'No Mata Hari,' Says Mother (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Despite an onslaught of media reports on her private life, Anna Chapman grew up an average young Russian woman, according to her mother. While Chapm...

Alleged Russian Spy Reportedly Sought Princes William And Harry, Enjoyed Kinky Sex

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

New revelations about the private life of Anna Kushchenko Chapman, the 28-year-old New York real estate entrepreneur accused of being a deep-cover Rus...

Spies...Like Us?

Ross Hyzer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Ross Hyzer

With the arrest of the 10 alleged Russian spies this week, Americans can stop worrying about depressing problems and just focus on the sexy dangers of international espionage.

11th Suspect In Russian Spy Case Arrested In Cyprus

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

A day after 10 other men and women were nabbed as being part of a Russian spy ring operating on North American soil, the group's final suspect-at-larg...

Taliban Reportedly Executes 7-Year-Old Afghan 'Spy'

CNN | Matiullah Mati | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Suspected Taliban militants have executed a 7-year-old boy, accusing him of spying for the government, officials in southern Afghanistan said Thursday...

Ryan Grim

Alan Grayson Confronts GOP For Spying On Democratic Gathering (VIDEO) | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Conservative media spent much of Friday attacking Rep. Alan Grayson (D-Fla.) for breaking up a GOP meeting Thursday evening in his Orlando district. R...

Shahram Amiri Defects To US: Missing Iranian Nuclear Scientist Helping CIA, Reports ABC News

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

(AP) WASHINGTON — An Iranian nuclear scientist who had been reported missing since last summer has defected to the U.S. and is assisting the CIA in ...

CIA Sought Ahmad Hikmat Shakir, Alleged 'Gay Terrorist,' To Penetrate Al-Qaida

New York Observer | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

... A new story about the run-up to 9/11 has emerged--a previously undisclosed, covert C.I.A. effort to recruit a spy to penetrate Al Qaeda a year and...

Troll Patrol - 5 Things You Can Do

Alan W. Silberberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Alan W. Silberberg

Trolling is a growing problem online and especially in social media spaces. It clogs up our email boxes, confuses the follower/following counts and throws monkey wrenches into people actively building engaged online communities. I have created my own types based on behavior I have seen.

'Once a Spy': What Happens to a Spy with Alzheimer's?

Keith Thomson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Keith Thomson

What do intelligence agencies do when operatives lose their ability to retain important secrets?

Court Keeps White House Spy Docs Secret | David KRAVETS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A federal appellate panel on Tuesday blocked a court order requiring disclosure of e-mail between the White House, Justice Department, National Securi...

Google, NSA Will Partner To Stop Hackign, Cyber Attacks

The Washington Post | Ellen Nakashima | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

The world's largest Internet search company and the world's most powerful electronic surveillance organization are teaming up in the name of cybersecu...

Anthropology Association Condemns Work with U.S. Counterinsurgency

Jeff Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jeff Stein

Anthropologists should not be helping U.S. military forces gather information about Afghan villagers and their way of life, a study commission sponsored by their academic organization said today.

China's Google Scandal

James A. Lewis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
James A. Lewis

The focus of American spying is traditional statecraft -- arms sales, military capabilities and plans, political intentions. China's goals, though, are very different, and we should call them on it.

Al Qaeda in Afghanistan and Pakistan: Happy Campers?

Keith Thomson | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Keith Thomson

A former CIA operations officer told me that Al Qaeda members are "happy" with the new U.S. policy that essentially has opened our interrogation playbook to them.

The CIA's Role in Iranian Regime Change

Keith Thomson | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Keith Thomson

I would guess that in the past year, there were more regime-change-in-Iran plots floated by members of the intelligence community than there are Iranians.