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Mar 6th 2021 WHEN IT comes to using artificial intelligence (AI), intelligence agencies have been at it longer than most. In the cold war America’s National Security Agency (NSA) and Britain’s Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) explored early AI to help transcribe and translate the enormous volumes of Soviet phone-intercepts they began hoovering up in the …

South Korean lawmaker Ha Tae-keung told reporters Tuesday that he and other members of the National Assembly Intelligence committee were briefed by the country’s spy agency about the alleged attack. Ha’s office confirmed the remarks to CNN on Wednesday. Later that morning, the National Intelligence Service (NIS) put out a statement rebutting Ha’s claims. The …

Convicted spy Jonathan Pollard, left, with his lawyer, Eliot Lauer, leaves federal court in New York following a 2016 hearing. The former U.S. Navy analyst who spent three decades in prison after pleading guilty to spying for Israel, has arrived in Israel a month after the Justice Department allowed his parole to expire. Larry Neumeister/AP …

John le Carré, the spy who became an author whose novels defined the Cold War era, has died, his publisher said in a statement on Sunday. He was 89. The cause of death was pneumonia, publisher Curtis Brown CEO Johnny Geller said in a statement. Le Carré, whose real name was David Cornwell, is survived …

Le Carré’s family said in a statement that he died from pneumonia. He is survived by his wife, Jane, and four sons. “I represented David for almost 15 years. I have lost a mentor, an inspiration and most importantly, a friend,” said Jonny Geller, CEO of literary agency The Curtis Brown Group. “We will not …

Pakistan has turned to its spy agency’s terror surveillance technology to track coronavirus patients, which rights activists and medical professionals worry could lead to the “militarization of a health emergency” and stigma toward infected people. Following a spike in the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases, Prime Minister Imran Khan announced on April 23 that the …

The controversial measure is raising constitutional privacy questions and criticism while the country deals with its own security during a public health crisis, and as Israel struggles to form its new government. The tracking tool was pushed through as an emergency regulation without approval or oversight from Israel’s parliament, the Knesset. It will be used …

In the prehistoric days before high-speed WiFi and smart home devices, dog owners had to open the front door to discover whether their canine companions had spent the day lounging on the couch or eating it. Now, thanks to robotic cameras designed specifically for humans to remotely surveil and communicate with dogs, they no longer …

By measuring the heat coming from a planet nearly 49 light-years away, astronomers were able to glean some information about the surface of the rocky world—a rare feat in exoplanet science. The observations from NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope suggest that the exoplanet LHS 3844 b has no atmosphere, and its surface is likely covered in …

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption US ambassador Averell Harriman between Winston Churchill and Joseph Stalin at the Kremlin Moscow, 4 August, 1945. The European chapter of World War Two was over, and the US and the USSR were pondering their future relationship. At the American embassy, a group of boys from the Young Pioneer …