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BBC Security Correspondent - views expressed are my own. Author: 'Secret Pigeon Service', 'Intercept/Cyberspies' and 'MI6' https://t.co/csP9nB47CN

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Growing signs that attack in Halle, Germany was carried out by a far-right gunman - BBC News - Germany gun attacks:… https://t.co/FSYyHp49GQ
10/9
2019
@FrankRGardner Sorry to hear it. Did it look like this? If so I may have an idea who sent it...... https://t.co/XbqhPnpysJ
9/20
2019
Metropolitan Police teams up with Facebook to tackle live streaming of terrorist attacks ... - Metropolitan Police https://t.co/3krASlBQy7
9/17
2019
lots of strange stuff in the new files- CIA also looked at whether migratory birds could be used to place sensors t… https://t.co/SMmkZ8s4bYFor those fasinacted by feathered spies, there’s more on the history in my book on The Secret Pigeon Service and Op… https://t.co/ydPNki4dh6CIA spending $600,000 in 1960s on 3 programmes: dolphins, cats and dogs and birds. I’m pleased (given my interest i… https://t.co/HEj9ubGYgZRevealed! CIA Cold War spy-pigeons - plans to smuggle them into USSR for aerial photography of sensitive sites. Als… https://t.co/48tCpWLm1Q
9/14
2019
Exclusive: How Secret Dutch Mole Aided U.S.-Israeli Stuxnet Cyber Attack on Iran. For yrs an enduring mystery has s… https://t.co/TJetkONfYi
Retweeted by Gordon Corera @gordoncorera’s book Shopping For Bombs is excellent on AQ Khan’s role. https://t.co/VqkiKY2G2y
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9/2
2019
Another reason Greenland might be cautious about being bought by the Trump administration is that the Pentagon lost… https://t.co/icslK3GEybToday is the day for my favourite story from visiting Greenland a decade ago. ‘Camp Century’ - a secret US Cold War… https://t.co/r6ZZduLMc3
8/16
2019
“Twenty years ago, we grossly underestimated the rising threat of Islamist terrorism. That inattention cost us dear… https://t.co/kNATsneJOn8chan far-right forum set to be pushed offline - BBC News https://t.co/fMFZEHa3uB
8/5
2019
Hamza bin Laden, Son and Heir to Qaeda Founder, Is Dead - The New York Times https://t.co/lqObDxki37 @shaneharris “Gina was not a beer drinker” Is my favourite quote from the piece, regarding her time in London. “She… https://t.co/9OSdwL409h
7/31
2019
MI5 began looking at extreme right wing threats in recent months - one UK intelligence source told me analysts foun… https://t.co/0rqsifsFoSAlso further changes to defintions of existing threat levels outlined here https://t.co/U36qhzluzONEW - UK terror threat level will now include extreme right wing as well as Islamist and Northern Ireland related t… https://t.co/iuS6KqyC2S
7/23
2019
Bit easier to blame it on the US Entity decision rather than acknowledge the delay on deciding about Huawei is also… https://t.co/gu5bMCMdBmUK blames US putting Huawei on Entity list for delay in 5g decision. ‘These measures could have a potential impact… https://t.co/7xCov1qyJZUK issues Telecoms Supply Chain Review outlining new security requirements and need for more diversity. But defers… https://t.co/6G68Qg7HGB
7/22
2019
“The potential for miscalculation is high on the Iranian part ….This kind of friction in a small waterway starts to… https://t.co/GrKnDuKdVz“I do worry about the risks of a miscalculation. Iran has taken a number of provocative steps – a number of serious… https://t.co/QI4GHYxQmC“There has been no ‘hack’ of the Met Police’s own IT infrastructure” it says after some rather dodgy unauthorised m… https://t.co/V12uMQYrvM
7/20
2019
Airport email scam thwarted by UK's cyber-defender NCSC https://t.co/7mLAjcNdQf
7/16
2019
A fantastic investigation conducted by @gordoncorera and one of the best descriptions of the far rights activities… https://t.co/5ciQSuYByw
Retweeted by Gordon CoreraDanger is “far wider and deeper than previously understood" one intelligence analyst tells me in my investigation -… https://t.co/c0WDeEl8CZ @FFRAFAction Please see the context of the whole article. One of the key points is explaining how the far right is… https://t.co/d2GOOJs8Sf“Passport holder”. Rather specific. I wonder if he may have someone in mind? https://t.co/kWelwyb1ac
7/8
2019
Further details from my colleague @bbclaurak : one of his allies confides "it was obvious there were concerns on is… https://t.co/G23x0UJuffOne of the challenges overall in this story is that people don't know what they don't know.....and for those who do… https://t.co/D3VzatYWJ1At today's hustings, Boris Johnson was asked about the story and said: "Its not true. But I obviously can't comment… https://t.co/PTSLutTAUVPrime Ministers over the years have used their power to direct who sees what intelligence. Would be interested to k… https://t.co/E7CAmjAfVmSome additional thoughts: - Access to intelligence is power. Both spies and ministers have used it. One may not al… https://t.co/ZcDez5D0Y4PM tried to restrict Boris Johnson’s access to intelligence https://t.co/x4XSSeAfZI
7/5
2019
Tricky for UK on Huawei at the moment. As candidates for PM talk tough, president Trump on the weekend seemed to ba… https://t.co/W0hVarr2U5
7/1
2019
I'd be quite worried if I was Huawei - In the leaked account of the NSC (which may not be totally accurate), Jeremy… https://t.co/b3zGVH1gskBreaking - Boris Johnson suggest tough line on Huawei. "I'm very dubious about anything that compromises our securi… https://t.co/pnM9FIh416Boris Johnson - speaking at hustings - was just asked what mistake as a minister he would learn from. Says it was t… https://t.co/p6B2ZWLMXm
6/28
2019
Superb reporting by John from inside Xinjiang, China https://t.co/SuCgM143PY
6/18
2019
@The_Intel_Trail I’d love to spill the beans but I’m not sure how long I’d survive if I did… https://t.co/bLhK7zcPhN
6/9
2019
'A top Chinese diplomat has warned that there could be "substantial" repercussions for her country's investment in… https://t.co/lKlgksT8OBForeign secretary also says country’s electoral systems are ‘sacrosanct’ and there must be a ‘very robust’ response… https://t.co/qXUJITKBQAAsked about Huawei and 5g, Foreign Secretary tells @ncsc NATO conference that UK would never take any decision that… https://t.co/T22lbyxPvWRussia targeting critical infrastructure and govt networks, Foreign Secretary tells ⁦NATO cyber conference. ⁦Says i… https://t.co/TX9BnbEimY
5/23
2019
UK telcos continue to roll out 5g with Huawei kit while the government decision is awaited. The message from operat… https://t.co/4aGZBYbxkk
5/22
2019
@Susan_Rae1 @BBC @Marthakearney Risk assessment of @marthakearney's bee cupcake currently underway back at desk - c… https://t.co/F5n8aDxRUq
5/21
2019
An interesting case study here of what can happen if you don’t consent to the new world of surveillance through fac… https://t.co/GtwWYsfvYy
5/15
2019
US Secretary or State Pompeo speaking in London today. Says countries using Huawei to build 5g networks risk impedi… https://t.co/wouXJpHyy4
5/8
2019
How damaging was the huawei leak? The speed of the leak and the content made it harder to explain the policy - part… https://t.co/k0ZLkJBcnz
5/2
2019
The suspected culprit in the Huawei leak inquiry may not be a total surprise but the speed and brutality of his dis… https://t.co/F2dJx9LOyy
5/1
2019
@ericgeller @RidT Is Putter Panda an option? @RidT I knew it was time when I suggested going to get a ‘five eyes’ burger which does not sound pleasant"What we areally have here is a loaded gun" says Strayer – western democracries who care about human rights should… https://t.co/vHbHLMRwPDIn 5g briefing @robstrayer of State Dept, says US “will have to evaluate how we share information” if there is an… https://t.co/gK3FQJF1It
4/29
2019
The UK Foreign Office has changed its travel advice to Sri Lanka to advise against all but essential travel, in lig… https://t.co/SNE9ameYGIThe UK 'would not countenance high risk vendors in those parts of the 5g network that perform critical security fun… https://t.co/BtxlSe11LZ @bbclaurak A leak inquiry is now under way into the Huawei story, I’m told. Lots of concern that Brexit ill discipl… https://t.co/2t5Pz1hz5u
4/25
2019
Scott Macleod from Australia says his country has made its decision (to exclude Huawei) based on protection of its sovereign environmentFive Eyes panel at CYBERUK. “We can and have coped with various differences in the past” says Ciaran Martin of… https://t.co/dmkc5tfCpJGCHQ Director Jeremy Fleming at CYBERUK says range of options being looked at in terms of 5g and when concluded the… https://t.co/cl8O6TW1bR
4/24
2019
The Huawei decision poses risks to cohesion of Five Eyes Intelligence alliance as I wrote a few weeks back - https://t.co/UawtDCgXZaReports UK NSC approves limited Huawei role on Tuesday. Comes at an awkward moment as GCHQ boss and representatives… https://t.co/hUdQsFlpl0UK foreign Secretary says specialist police team sent to Sri Lanka. Metropolitan Police also appeal for footage of… https://t.co/50CR6dQfL7No evidence to back this up yet although an ISIS link would explain how a small local group previously known for ta… https://t.co/71cbNTnzgoISIS claims Sri Lanka. The group's news outlet has issued a brief statement on Telegram saying: "The perpetrators o… https://t.co/lvMBoXTMRK
4/23
2019
A not entirely secret spy hub is finally revealed.....BBC News - Drab London office block was GCHQ spy base https://t.co/CQDSXWj1i5
4/5
2019
@SpencerJordan8 Thanks for the question. They were used in Operation Market Garden. In particular a pigeon called W… https://t.co/TD5B0acmzp
4/4
2019
Government of Canada @TravelGoC issues warning to Canadians in London as Brexit demonstrations expected around Brit… https://t.co/abh1kJpCAI
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3/29
2019
BBC News - ‘Long term security risks’ from Huawei https://t.co/zRKXzqq7zrIn response Huawei says it takes the issues 'very seriously' and has committed an initial $2bn to deal with them. H… https://t.co/UEV5LnkR62Report reflects deep frustration with failure of Huawei: "serious vulnerabilities in the Huawei products examined.… https://t.co/bSSp8IYcGSReport is highly critical of Huawei’s failure to deal with concerns raised in last years report. This is about curr… https://t.co/g1SVKXdCdMBreaking - UK’s @ncsc issues highly critical oversight report on Chinese telecoms company Huawei. Says it can only… https://t.co/7uZtrvvRjl
3/28
2019
Significant that alerted people online about what he was about to do 12 minutes before he acted. Provided a possibl… https://t.co/awz15tGOenClaims contact with Breivik and a specific group to ask for 'blessing' for the attack Claimed planning for 2 years… https://t.co/0ROoLKwVQuOther points from his rambling document are claims (which need to be treated with some skepticism) that he was not… https://t.co/sZqFtFlvHJUK authorities investigating whether Brenton Tarrant had any contacts here. Interesting that he says he traveled ar… https://t.co/349APsMtEM
3/15
2019
Interviewer asks NSA’s Gen. Paul Nakasone if he has concerns about Trump using his personal cell phone Nakasone: next question
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3/7
2019
W. Post:US Cyber Command disrupted Internet access of Russian troll factory during midterms "The strike....was part… https://t.co/YzrHZ3KCpf
2/26
2019
UK facing a tough choice on Huawei: balancing cyber risks with annoying either China or US - alll at a time of Brex… https://t.co/Kg2IUibv9KFleming "We have to understand the opportunities and threats...We have to take a clear view on the implications of… https://t.co/9xHFsSwPhBGCHQ chief outlines what's at stake with Huawei-5G decision "The strategic challenge of China’s place in the era of… https://t.co/NRXBA32mKs
2/25
2019
What does 5g mean for 5 eyes? The UK risks being between a rock and a hard place as pressure grows over Huawei and… https://t.co/rqCGUyCLMgCould Huawei threaten the Five Eyes alliance? https://t.co/KU7ZvbKwWhCould Huawei threaten the Five Eyes alliance? https://t.co/UawtDCgXZaDetailed post by @NCSC outlines thinking on Huawei/5G - "long-term risk management of Huawei’s poor security and en… https://t.co/7lD8pJUtdaUK vulnerable to Chinese interference, new report from RUSI says, including in political life, academia and technol… https://t.co/rm4zoFsmE3
2/20
2019
Australia's major political parties hacked in 'sophisticated' attack ahead of election https://t.co/0HdtX2ysic
2/18
2019
UK, French and German spy chiefs appear together at Munich Security Conference. In statement MI6 Chief Alex Younger… https://t.co/ZwNWDUq4Ys
2/15
2019
No final sign off on Younger staying on at MI6 but looks increasingly likely. Reflects desire for continuity and st… https://t.co/nOghDFAenm
2/13
2019
Metropolitan Police say arrests made during one day of trial of facial recognition technology in Romford - "Three a… https://t.co/kSD31bbGTV
2/1
2019
Also an interesting account of GCHQ sharing intelligence with an unnamed foreign partner on the basis it thought MI… https://t.co/DJvgX8c3W1Errors may be relatively few but they can have serious consequences...... https://t.co/OiVee3RZDqUK Investigatory Powers Commissioner's Office have published report for 2017 https://t.co/aJv2gKqz8G - full of deta… https://t.co/u0XfyO0i2p
1/31
2019
UK national security adviser and cabinet secretary Mark Sedwill tells committee that reports of plans for martial l… https://t.co/HPJaqRvL2W
1/28
2019
Person 2 sent STONE via text message a photograph of Person 2 standing outside the Ecuadorian Embassy in London...… https://t.co/4tboeCxQ5QStone sent an email to Person 1: “Get to [the head of Organization 1] [a]t Ecuadorian Embassy in London and get the… https://t.co/vcimZFMMqfIn the Roger Stone indictment they have not exactly made it hard to work out what 'organisation 1' is have they? --… https://t.co/oRHC0qJFmv
1/25
2018
Looking for China's spies: How big a threat are they to the West? - https://t.co/mf35zQAAb6
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12/20
2018

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