Post Tagged with: "Intelligence"

Buffeted not Busted: The UKUSA ‘Five-Eyes’ after Snowden

Buffeted not Busted: The UKUSA ‘Five-Eyes’ after Snowden

UKUSA and the intelligence co-operation between the ‘Five-Eyes’ members can be best analysed as being ‘buffeted and not busted’ by the recent series of Snowden-related NSA leaks.

Spies and the Spied Upon: The Continuing Need for Human Surveillance

Spies and the Spied Upon: The Continuing Need for Human Surveillance

Technological surveillance certainly receives the headlines, however, there’s nothing more effective and powerful than intelligence collection through a living, breathing human being.

National Security and Public Accountability in Australia

National Security and Public Accountability in Australia

The maintenance of national security and the evolution of an Australian Intelligence Community has raised questions concerning its necessity, and the most accountable ways of sustaining it.

Evaluating Congressional Oversight of Intelligence

Evaluating Congressional Oversight of Intelligence

U.S. congressional oversight of intelligence can be marked by two characteristics. It is overwhelmingly reactive, rather than anticipatory, and thus, congressional oversight is also sporadic.

Game-based Learning and Intelligence Analysis: Current Trends and Future Prospects

Game-based Learning and Intelligence Analysis: Current Trends and Future Prospects

Games have always taught many skills required of an intelligence analyst. What has changed is the advent of video games and their ability to command the attention of the people playing them.

Obstacles to the Oversight of the UK Intelligence Community

Obstacles to the Oversight of the UK Intelligence Community

Effective oversight of state intelligence activities matters: agencies exist to protect public safety and security, but can infringe on privacy and, if unchecked, their actions may be damaging.

Life through a PRISM: Data Mining, Processing Capacity and Intelligence Gathering

Life through a PRISM: Data Mining, Processing Capacity and Intelligence Gathering

Details of PRISM were leaked by whistle-blower Edward Snowden, and have spurred much controversy. PRISM poses major questions for the U.S., its intelligence partners, and for liberal democracies.

A Critique of the Surveillance Flap

A Critique of the Surveillance Flap

Despite recent revelations by Edward Snowden, the program of mass surveillance by the NSA and its affiliates is new only in its scale and technical characteristics, not in its intent.

Why Isn’t the U.S. Selling Iran iPhones?

Why Isn’t the U.S. Selling Iran iPhones?

American sanctions against exporting smartphones and computers to Iran are not only violating civil liberties but also common sense.

The Foreign Policy Impact of Privatized Intelligence

The Foreign Policy Impact of Privatized Intelligence

America is the only industrialized power that does not use its state intelligence apparatus to steal commercially valuable information on behalf of its domestic companies. What is happening today is that many US based firms are awakening to the advantages that their overseas rivals have gained from intelligence and adopting these practices themselves to fight back.

The untidy dystopias of anti-terrorism: Italian State Secrets, CIA Covert Operations, and the Criminal law in the Abu Omar Judgment

The untidy dystopias of anti-terrorism: Italian State Secrets, CIA Covert Operations, and the Criminal law in the Abu Omar Judgment

Glimpses of post-9/11 anti-terrorism machinery are not particularly edifying, whatever one’s views. The real solution to terrorism is more rule of law, not less.

The UK Intelligence Community: Ineffective, Unethical and Unaccountable

The UK intelligence community continues to operate outside meaningful democratic control. Their cultures are self-perpetuating oligarchies, where mistakes are glossed over and repeated, and where questions and independent thought are discouraged. We deserve better.

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