How the British Government Foils Terror Plots
We spoke to British security services about what goes into stopping planned extremist actions.
Court Finds UK Spies Unlawfully Collected Bulk Data for Over a Decade
The Investigatory Powers Tribunal highlighted the intense secrecy and lack of oversight around the UK’s use of bulk powers in a court judgement.
No Pokémon for British Spies, as Pokéstops Vanish From MI5 and MI6 Buildings
Players report pokémon gyms and pokéstops have been removed from the UK’s secret service headquarters.
What Do Former Spies Think of the UK's Sweeping Surveillance Bill?
"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."
MI5 Says It Has Relied on Hacking in 'Majority of High Priority Investigations'
Equipment interference "has been instrumental in disrupting credible threats to life," documents claim.
Would the British Military Take Out a Jeremy Corbyn–Led UK Government?
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.
An Ex-MI5 Agent Says the UK's Secret Service Considered 'Blacking Up' to Infiltrate Mosques
The best of the best are smearing themselves in facepaint for a training exercise.
Inside One of Britain's Most Secretive Courts
Investigatory Powers Tribunals are where you complain if you think the government is spying on you. They're usually held behind closed doors but this year a few select public hearings have taken place, so I went to check one out.
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New Documents Reveal Britain's Secret Plan to Invade a Tiny Caribbean Island
Nearly a decade before Ronald Reagan launched an assault on Grenada, the UK government was thinking about doing more or less the same thing.
Meet the British Police Trying to Decriminalize Drugs
Plenty of cops are tired of fighting the War on Drugs, a battle they know full well they’re never going to win. In 2002, a group of American police set up LEAP. Though it remains relatively small, LEAP’s UK branch has been operating since 2008.
The UK Government Has Opened Up Thousands of Secret Files to the Public
According to a 1958 law, secret state records in the UK must become public 30 years after their creation. But in a sprawling manor estate just west of London, hundreds of thousands of Foreign Office records dating back to the 17th century are still...
British Nationals Fight with al Qaeda in Syria
Yesterday, the Director-General of the UK’s intelligence service MI5 announced that hundreds of British Muslims have traveled to Syria to take part in "terrorist tourism." Here is exclusive video footage and interviews with the British nationals...