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British Spies Battled To Stop Harry Potter Secrets From Being Leaked

Reuters | Lee Moran | Posted 04.10.2016 | Entertainment

LONDON (Reuters) - Usually concerned with top secret matters affecting national security, Britain's eavesdropping spy agency GCHQ was also on the look...

Diplomacies, from Public to Pubic

John Brown | Posted 03.23.2016 | World
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John Brown

My own minor, rather frivolous, contribution to the creation of the new diplomatic jargon -- pubic diplomacy -- did not appeal to the wordmasters of the universe. But it does occasionally appears as a typo in some U.S. Embassy internal memoranda.

Arrival: The Post(Modern) University, Secret Agents, and the Value of Discretion

John Stroup | Posted 02.22.2016 | College
John Stroup

Last time I described the predicament I face as a 21st-century historian of Christianity. I welcome students wanting a more nuanced curriculum, and I...

Millennials and Spirituality: The Religion Professor as Secret Agent, a.k.a. Danger Man

John Stroup | Posted 12.02.2015 | College
John Stroup

Welcome to Christianity in the Ivory Tower, or a guide to the inner knowledge and folk wisdom of The Village. For starters: the more Americans, espe...

12 Agents More Badass Than Bond

Dennis Miller | Posted 11.09.2015 | Books
Dennis Miller

As James Bond shoots, punches and bombs his way through his 24th adventure, "Spectre," he remains the prototype of the no-nonsense agent who can take a beating as well as give it and kill without remorse to accomplish his assignment.

Julia Child's Birthday

ADST | Posted 08.15.2015 | World
ADST

Julia Child, who would have celebrated her 100th birthday on August 15, 2012, was a pioneer in bringing French cuisine to Americans at a time when most people were content with white bread and TV dinners.

A Spy Flap in Ghana

ADST | Posted 08.04.2015 | World
ADST

Relations between the United States and Ghana were strained in the early 1980s. Enigmatic former Flight Lieutenant Jerry Rawlings had seized power in Ghana in a coup in 1979 and installed the Provisional National Defense Council (PNDC), a military-led government.

These Cats Are Actually Spies

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 06.17.2015 | Comedy

There's pretty compelling evidence here that cats are actually spies. Think about it: In addition to their uncanny hiding and super-stealth abiliti...

Maureen Ryan

7 Reasons 'The Americans' Was So Addictive This Year

HuffingtonPost.com | Maureen Ryan | Posted 04.22.2015 | Entertainment

Do not read on unless you’ve seen “March 8, 1983,” the Season 3 finale of “The Americans.” It’s too bad about that mysterious and fata...

Spies in the Sky -- Is Your Privacy at Risk?

Jeb Harrison | Posted 05.22.2015 | Technology
Jeb Harrison

The uproar over the prying eyes in the skies has been sparking legal debate over the past year, and is reaching a fever pitch. Just recently sunbathers and picnickers at a public park in Tiburon, Calif. called for a ban on drone use.

Spies That Live Among Us

Joe Navarro | Posted 12.31.2014 | Crime
Joe Navarro

With satellites, Internet security breaches and code breaking, can't the Russians get the information they need without resorting to moles? The answer may surprise you.

Eating Post-It Notes, Napkins Couldn't Keep Alleged Inside Traders From Getting Busted

The Huffington Post | Ben Walsh | Posted 09.23.2014 | Business

John Le Carré is unimpressed. If you're going to use spycraft to conduct insider trading, at least use it properly. Last week, a Brooklyn man name...

Dealing With the Stasi

John Feffer | Posted 11.10.2014 | World
John Feffer

Today David Crawford reports for The Wall Street Journal from Berlin. When I met him 23 years ago, he was one of the most knowledgeable researchers into the Stasi. Through careful investigation, he put together a series of lists that exposed the inner workings of the organization.

Can We All Get Along?: Tisha B'Av

Harry Rothenberg | Posted 09.30.2014 | Religion
Harry Rothenberg

Someday, the Ninth of Av will change from a day of destruction to a day of celebration. How can we speed up the process?...

Week to Week News Quiz for 7/11/14

John Zipperer | Posted 09.10.2014 | San Francisco
John Zipperer

You only have five minutes before you head to the store to pick up your snacks for the World Cup final, so quickly take our Week to Week news quiz to freshen up your mind.

Why Jack Bauer Reminds Me of Jesus

Bethany Blankley | Posted 08.21.2014 | Religion
Bethany Blankley

I've never been a big television watcher. I abhor commercials, and even more so, cable company monopolies legitimized by legislators dismissing the co...

So Far 'I Am Pilgrim' Is the Best Book of 2014

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 08.21.2014 | Books
Jackie K. Cooper

Last year I stumbled on to a book by William Kent Krueger titled Ordinary Grace. It turned out to be the best novel I read that year. Now I have stumb...

Beyond the Fringe: Parshat Shelach

Harry Rothenberg | Posted 08.11.2014 | Religion
Harry Rothenberg

The spies sin at the beginning of the Torah portion, and the Torah uses a linguistic connection to teach us not to stray after our own spies. It's the tzitzit on our garments that help us restrain ourselves.

SPOOKS SPIED ON ONLINE GAMERS

The New York Times | Posted 12.09.2013 | Technology

Not limiting their activities to the earthly realm, American and British spies have infiltrated the fantasy worlds of World of Warcraft and Second Lif...

To Spy in Lisbon

Olivia Katrandjian | Posted 02.03.2014 | Travel
Olivia Katrandjian

Stays in the city inspired authors such as Graham Greene and Ian Fleming to write some of the best espionage tales of the last century, from Our Man in Havana to the first of the 007 series, Casino Royale.

Oh, By the Way, Germany Spies on Us

Keith Thomson | Posted 09.18.2014 | World
Keith Thomson

Project Rahab uses SIGINT -- intelligence based on interception of signals, conversations and electronic communications -- to gather information on foreign business competition that can benefit German companies.

Turkey Telling on Israeli Mossad Agents: No Loyalties in the Intelligence Cesspool

Haggai Carmon | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Haggai Carmon

Did Turkey give Iran the names of Israeli Mossad agents allegedly operating in Turkey? If true -- and the public is unlikely to find out any time soon -- then Turkey breached one of fundamental unwritten rules of ethics in the lawless no-rules game of espionage.

I Only Regret That I Have But One Life to Give for My Country: Yours

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 10.06.2013 | Politics
Tom Engelhardt

It's harder these days to imagine a use for such a heroically solitary statement -- not in an America in which spying and surveillance are boom businesses, and our latest potential Nathan Hales are corporate contractors, who often don't get closer to the enemy than a computer terminal.

We Beg to Inform (On) You...

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 08.27.2013 | Politics
Tom Engelhardt

I had certainly been aware of how many post-9/11 "terror" cases against American Muslims rested on the acts and testimony of government informers. I began to wonder, however, what we didn't know about the low-tech side of America's massive intelligence overreach.

For All Practical Porpoises

Floyd Elliot | Posted 05.15.2013 | Comedy
Floyd Elliot

Even cooler than a porpoise-drawn chariot, though, are porpoise assassins, an opinion that the Ukrainian navy apparently shares with me, because they have trained dolphins to "attack enemy combat swimmers using special knives or pistols fixed to their heads."