Tag: Spying

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The Day We Discovered Our Parents Were Russian Spies

Their entire lives, Alex and Tim Foley thought their mom and dad were typical, boring American parents. Then the FBI showed up.

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Fear This Man

David Vincenzetti says his company, which sells spyware to world’s law enforcement and intelligence agencies, is helping to thwart terrorism. Others say it’s a danger to citizens, dissidents, and journalists alike.

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MFA vs. CIA

On applying to work as an undercover agent.

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The Man Who Solved His Own Murder

In 2006, Alexander Litvinenko, a former Russian spy working for British intelligence, was poisoned. As he lay dying, he worked with detectives to find his killer.

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Who Killed the 20th Century’s Greatest Spy?

Who was Ashraf Marwan working for when he fell to his death from the balcony of a London flat?

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Operation Red Falcon

He was one of Israel’s greatest spies. Then he brought his own country to the brink of war.

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Destroyed By the Espionage Act

You can have a PhD from Yale. You can be a rising star in the State Department. And you can still find yourself being investigated by the FBI for espionage.

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Spy in the Machine

NSA-grade spyware is up for sale, and the world’s worst dictatorships are buying.

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The Whole Haystack

The N.S.A. claims it needs access to all our phone records. But is that the best way to catch a terrorist?

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The Most Wanted Man in the World

Catching up with Edward Snowden in Moscow.

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The Traitor

The case against Jonathan Pollard, an American who spied for Israel.

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The Mark

On then-agent, now-congressman Michael Grimm and what happens when an F.B.I. informant turns out to be a con man.