"The government isn't interested in you unless you're doing something really bad. Ninety-nine-point-ninety-nine percent of the population are of no interest."
Equipment interference "has been instrumental in disrupting credible threats to life," documents claim.
Donald Maclean and Guy Burgess, double agents who defected to Soviet Russia in 1951, have always been framed as slick operators. Newly released secret files show that perception is a far cry from reality.
Author Chris Mullin's 1982 novel about a coup toppling a left-wing government turned out to be disconcertingly realistic. We asked him how the establishment would deal with Jeremy Corbyn.
VICE News reviewed newly released MI5 files that revealed how British spies aggressively monitored Doris Lessing, famous author and Communist.
The best of the best are smearing themselves in facepaint for a training exercise.
A landmark report by the UK parliament's intelligence committee backed the bulk interception of data and client-lawyer communications, but said an overhaul of laws governing such surveillance is needed.
Former spy Annie Machon told VICE News that she found a new UK government report "curious," as "MI5 certainly used to have 50-50 gender split in the 1990s."
NGO CAGE, which was in contact with Mohammed Emwazi for two years, has released an interview in which he recounts a run-in with MI5 — an incident the prisoner rights group has blamed for his radicalization.
The advocacy group Cage has claimed that British authorities persecuted Mohamed Emwazi, the young man identified this week as the masked Islamic State militant "Jihadi John."
Three survivors of abuse at the infamous Kincora Boys' Home in Belfast accuse the UK security service MI5 of protecting perpetrators in the 1970s.