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A Former MI6 Trained Spy Explains: How Photographic Memory Works

I was about five years old when teachers started pointing out that I had a good memory. It led to always being cast as the lead in school plays, because I could reliably remember all my lines within a short period of time. I thought it was because I worked hard. Turns out it might just be because I have a photographic memory. Read More >>

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MI6 Chief Has Mixed Feelings About James Bond

The MI6 has done a thing where it distracts the people from all of the world’s bad stuff by being playful and chatting about James Bond. Read More >>

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James Bond Wouldn’t Get a Job With Us, Says MI6 Boss

Alex Younger, the head of the UK's spying division MI6, has said that he wouldn't give James Bond a job, were lightning to strike a Blu-ray copy of SPECTRE and bring the fictional spy to life. Read More >>

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UK Spies Have Been Abusing Their Powers to Send Birthday Cards

Dirty new documents obtained by Privacy International show that the MI5, MI6 and GCHQ have been collecting a lot more data than we’ve previously been led to believe, as well as abusing their powers to ridiculous lengths. While the government has insisted that only suspected criminals are being tracked by the agencies, the papers reveal that people "unlikely to be of intelligence or security interest" are also being widely monitored, and that ministers have known about this since the late 1990s. Read More >>

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What WWII’s Top Secret British Spy Manual Can Teach You About Wilderness Survival

As WWII heated up, England’s Special Operations Executive put all of its secret spy training collective tradecraft knowledge into a single training manual. And, it turns out that training spies to operate behind enemy lines is often good training for going outdoors, too. Read More >>

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Married With Children is the Best Way for the Modern Spy to Blend in

A female spy has outlined her work with the UK's MI6 intelligence agency, claiming that the modern world sees female spies with husbands and children as the future of surveillance, due to them being perceived as less of a threat. And the old "better at multitasking" myth has raised its head again, too Read More >>

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The Police and MI6 Come Down Like a Tonne of Bricks as Two British Teens Arrested Over Terror Line Hacking

Well that didn’t take long. Mess with the police and MI6 and you’ll get your arse handed to you. Two teenagers from the West Midlands have already been arrested for the embarrassing Teampoison anti-terror hotline hacking from yesterday. Read More >>

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UK Police Embarrassed By Hacked Calls Again

Last time it was an intercepted call between our good old plods and the American’s feds, but this time calls inside the Metropolitan Police have been recorded and leaked by Teampoison. If that wasn’t bad enough the MI6’s anti-terror phone line also got “phone bombed” taking it out of action too. Read More >>