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Govt employee posts '007' job ad on DirectGov website

A joke job advert was posted on a government website recently, looking for a James Bond-style special agent.

By Nov. 24, 2012


Web inventor Berners-Lee sounds alarm on mass spying

Sir Tim Berners-Lee says the activities of the NSA and its UK counterpart, the GCHQ, could warp his baby, making the Internet vulnerable to attack and depriving humanity of a "safe space" for problem solving.

By Nov. 6, 2013


U.K. government tapped into PRISM surveillance program

According to a report, the U.K. government allegedly bypassed international intelligence-sharing treaties by piggybacking on the NSA's reported PRISM network.

By Jun. 7, 2013


U.S., U.K. caught in middle of huge Swiss spy data leak -- report

The countries had been trading counter-terrorism information, but a data analyst allegedly stole it and tried to sell it to commercial buyers and foreign officials, according to a report.

By Dec. 4, 2012


Facebook being used to recruit spies

It has emerged that Britain's Secret Service has admitted to using Facebook to recruit tomorrow's James Bonds.

By Sep. 28, 2008


Your private messages revealed to government in new plans

Broadband providers and phone networks are to reveal to authorities your every phone call, text message, email and private social network message.

By Feb. 22, 2012


GlobalSign breach stemmed from unpatched server

The Web certificate-issuing failed to update one of its Web servers, which allowed a hacker to access it and led to the company ceasing operations for more than a week last year.

By Apr. 26, 2012


Gadget-less Bond

Despite the vaguely technical title, the latest James Bond installment, Quantum of Solace, is almost completely devoid of gadgets.

By Nov. 17, 2008


Walking in 007's shoes: London's spy trail

Crave correspondent John Scott Lewinski walks in the steps of the real-life British spies who inspired Ian Fleming's most famous character -- and knocks back a martini in Bond's honor.

By Oct. 24, 2012


Google Maps sprouts 3D buildings in London, Paris and more cities

Buildings are springing up all across London town, and we're not talking about new skyscrapers. Google Maps now includes 3D images of buildings proudly raised above the map of the capital.

By Jul. 20, 2011