April 2015

  1. What To Do When The TV License Inspector Calls

    What To Do When The TV License Inspector Calls
    The rules around TV licensing are old fashioned and more complicated than you might imagine; in some cases you need a license even if you don’t have a tv and in other cases you can have a TV and not need a license. The key to deciding which camp you fall into is whether or not you watch terrestrial content...
  2. 6 Famous People You Didn't Know Were Spies

    6 Famous People You Didn't Know Were Spies
    When the American National Archive declassified 750,000 wartime documents in 2008, a number of prominent celebrities and public figures were outed as former spies. The documentation, previously classified by the Office of Strategic Services, America’s intelligence office during both World Wars and forerunner to the C.I.A, revealed that many of America and Europe’s most prominent names had conducted covert operations...
  3. Anonymous vs Islamic State - The Technology Arms Race Has Begun

    It would have seemed unfathomable just a few short years ago, but terrorist organisations now have social media best practice guides. The sort of thing that, until very recently, was the preserve of digital marketing agencies and ‘lifestyle brands’ concerned with 'influencer engagement' and keeping their content 'on brand' is now being used by the likes of ISIS to evade...
  4. The Hermit Kingdom - 14 Mind Blowing & Terrifying Facts About North Korea

    The Hermit Kingdom - 14 Mind Blowing & Terrifying Facts About North Korea
    The hermit kingdom of North Korea holds a grizzly fascination for many. The stories of spying, prison camps and the disappearing of would-be defectors are grimly compelling, but it is the mundanities of North Korean life that often provide the most interest.   There are no frogs   Before 1995, North Korea had plenty of frogs. After 1995 it had...
  5. A Day In The Life Of A Drone Pilot

    A Day In The Life Of A Drone Pilot
  6. Snowden Leaks - You’ll Never Guess Which Country Has Been Accused Of Spying On Its Neighbours

    Snowden Leaks - You’ll Never Guess Which Country Has Been Accused Of Spying On Its Neighbours
    When you think of countries spying on their neighbours, without wishing to perpetuate stereotypes, you probably think of Russia, China, America maybe and in the old days, East Germany. So it comes as something of a surprise that this otherwise well-behaved, generally quiet little nation has been caught trying to spy on its allies with a mass surveillance programme spanning...

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