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A Saudi-linked agent has been found installing spyware on smartphones belonging to the kingdom's critics. Here, Saudi soldiers monitor screens during the annual Hajj pilgrimage in the country.

Saudi agents are reportedly secretly installing spyware onto people’s phones to track critics abroad

Researchers at Citizen Lab found that outspoken Saudi critic Omar Abdulaziz was targeted with the spyware in June after clicking on a link purporting to be from DHL about a package. Abdulaziz said he didn't know he was being spied on until the lab contacted him, but has noticed suspicious messages.
The CIA Memorial Wall at the CIA headquarters in Langley, Virginia.

The CIA falsely believed it was ‘invincible’ in China — here’s how its spies were reportedly discovered in one of the biggest ...

The CIA's 'throwaway' encrypted communications program was reportedly assumed to be untraceable.

Before he became the president of Russia, Vladimir Putin was a KGB spy — take a look at his early career

Vladimir Putin worked as a KGB officer in East Germany long before becoming the president of Russia. While Putin was on assignment abroad, the USSR fell.

South Korea’s World Cup team tried to confuse Sweden’s spies by swapping jerseys so their opponent couldn’t tell them apart

South Korea's World Cup team responded to a spy for Sweden's team by swapping their jerseys so it would be harder to tell them apart. Sweden apologized for the incident, but South Korea said it was "perfectly natural" for teams to gather information on one another.

All the ways China could keep its eyes and ears on the US-North Korea summit without being there

As the June 12 meeting in Singapore draws near, US intelligence officials are reportedly expecting China — which is believed to have conducted intelligence operations in the country — to keep close tabs on their affairs.

The FBI arrested a former defense intelligence officer with top secret clearance on suspicion of spying for China

Ron Rockwell Hansen, a former US Defense Intelligence Agency officer with top secret clearance, was arrested by the FBI. Hansen allegedly received hundreds of thousands of dollars while acting as an undisclosed agent of China.
If the Pentagon won't use it, will you?

The FBI calls Chinese spies in the US a ‘whole of society threat’ — here’s how to protect yourself

China is a wide and diverse nation, but its leadership, the Chinese Communist Party, takes steps to secure its interests that may shock those from open societies in the West.

The very purpose of the Chinese tech company ZTE is to spy on other countries, a competitor alleges in new court documents

ZTE was reportedly founded by China's Ministry of Aerospace in order to spy overseas, a competitor has alleged in court documents. Officials in Liberia also reportedly testified that they received "brown paper bags" filled with cash as bribes to act against the interest of ZTE's competitor.

Australia’s intelligence chief warns of ‘unprecedented’ foreign interference with more spies now than during the Cold War

Amid China-Australia tensions, the director-general of the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation (ASIO) warned that foreign interference is occurring on an "unprecedented scale." Duncan Lewis also said there are now more foreign agents than during the Cold War.
Russian President Vladimir Putin shakes hands with US First Lady Melania Trump during a meeting on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Hamburg, Germany on July 7, 2017.

There’s an outlandish conspiracy theory that Melania Trump is a Russian spy

There's a wild conspiracy theory that first lady Melania Trump is a Russian spy. The only "evidence" internet commenters seem to have is that she speaks six languages and met Russian Vladimir Putin at the G-20 Summit last year.