An Interactive Map of What America's Spies are Worried About

Well, Defense One just made it easy for you with this interactive map of what America's spies are really worried about. It's very simple—just a Google Map of the world with pins dropped on all of the countries that represent national security concerns. But it's not just terrorism that their intelligence agencies are bothered by; it's everything from economic instability in central Africa and homicide rates in Honduras to riots in the streets of Ukraine and secret Iranian efforts to supply weapons to Palestinian groups. Did you know that Azerbaijan is almost ready to blow? Read More >>

Virtual Bin-Laden Could Issue Fatwas Through World of Warcraft for "Hundreds of Years"

He may be dead, but the threat from Osama Bin-Laden lives on in cyberspace according to British and American intelligence services who believe the Al-Qaeda leader could still spread propaganda using in-game avatars. Read More >>

The CIA's Bizarre Art Collection Memorialises its Greatest Hits

Great victories in intelligence are, by definition, usually destined to remain secret. But inside its headquarters in Virginia, the CIA keeps its own little oil-and-canvas shrine: 16 pieces of art commemorating important moments in intelligence history. Read More >>

Edward Snowden Tricked NSA Coworkers Into Giving Him Their Passwords

New details are emerging about how Edward Snowden gained access to the classified NSA documents he would later leak to the press, and boy are they curious. Read More >>

The CIA Warned About Edward Snowden All the Way Back in 2009

A confusing truth is becoming increasingly clear: The government had multiple chances to stop Edward Snowden before he leaked a trove of NSA documents earlier this year. But they didn't. We've heard about the warning signs before, but the latest revelation is a real whopper. Read More >>

Leaked Documents Detail the Cyber Operations of US Spy Agencies

The Washington Post has some more documents that reveal the offensive cyber-operations of US spy agencies. The cyber campaign is even broader and more aggressive than we first thought and uses film-appropriate code names like GENIE, TAO, TURBINE and The ROC. Apparently, US spy agencies launched 231 offensive cyber-operations in 2011. Read More >>

The Mastermind of 9/11 Kept Sane in Jail by Designing a Vacuum Cleaner

Besides being waterboarded and kept awake for 180 hours, there's not an awful lot to do when you're in the custody of the CIA for orchestrating the biggest terrorist attack in American history. So after he spilled all the secrets he could spill, 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheik Mohammed did what anyone in his position would do to pass the time: He designed a vacuum cleaner. Read More >>

Report: Amazon Is Building the CIA's New Cloud Computing System

The CIA has reportedly signed a massive cloud computing deal with Amazon, worth up to £450 million over the next 10 years. Read More >>

How Gmail Took Down Philandering CIA Director David Petraeus

If you want to get away with something, don't use Gmail. As David Petraeus and his sexytime lady friend Paula Broadwell learned, thanks to rich data that Google stores from every email, you will be found out. Read More >>

The CIA Had A Stealthy Insectocopter Flying 40 Years Ago

Who knows what kind of craziness the CIA is working on now, but back in the 1970s, the goal was to perfect a robotic dragonfly. Now, 40 years later, you can see footage of the prototype in action. Read More >>

This Memo Killed Osama Bin Laden

The pen is mightier than the Seal Team 6, or something like that. Read the letter that officially made Bin Laden a dead man, straight off of CIA letterhead. Read More >>

Anonymous Explains CIA Takedown

It took a few days, but a representative of Anonymous (as far as there is such a thing) has given Gizmodo a manifesto of sorts, explaining Friday's DDoS attack against the CIA. Read More >>

Anonymous Says They've Killed the CIA's Website

One of Anonymous' Twitter mouthpieces claims the hacker collective just took down It's definitely down. If this is what it looks like, it could be Anon's greatest hit so far. Read More >>

The Secret Spy Toys of The KGB

Ever since watching James Bond as a child, we've all dreamt about spy toys. Secret cameras, hidden guns, that kind of thing. Well here's the real deal, straight out of the KGB vaults. Read More >>

Drones Mean the Iraq War Is Never Over

Today, the US president said every soldier in Iraq is coming home, leading many to believe The War Is Over. Except it's not. Getting humans out of there is great, but the fact is war today doesn't need humans at all. Read More >>


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