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1 avril 2015 3 01 /04 /avril /2015 11:50
MI6 must win the technology arms race to defeat our foes

Britain named career spy Alex Younger as the new head of its MI6 Secret Intelligence Service - photo UK gov


01 Apr 2015 By Con Coughlin, Defence Editor - TheTelegraph


Despite the setbacks caused by Edward Snowden's revelations, Britain's spy agencies need to be fully equipped for the digital age


Modern espionage has changed beyond recognition in the hundred or so years since Britain’s Secret Intelligence Service was set up. Its founding father was, after all, an eccentric former naval officer who, according to legend, amputated one of his legs following a car crash in France.

Back in 1909, when Captain Sir Mansfield Cumming set up the outfit more commonly known as MI6 in a rented office on the sixth floor of a building overlooking the old War Office in Whitehall, the chief obsession among the organisation’s early practitioners was to develop an invisible ink. This was to be used by agents based on the Continent to send back secret messages relating to Germany’s military build-up.


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3 octobre 2014 5 03 /10 /octobre /2014 19:50
Britain names Alex Younger as new head of MI6


30 Oct., 2014  worldbulletin.net


Younger, an economics graduate, has been working for Britain's foreign spy agency MI6 since 1991, the year the Soviet Union collapsed, and has worked in Europe, the Middle East and Afghanistan.


Britain has named Alex Younger, a career spy who helped lead London's counter-terrorist defence of the 2012 Olympics, as chief of its MI6 Secret Intelligence Service - Britain's most prestigious intelligence job.

An economics graduate and former soldier, Younger has worked for MI6 in Europe, the Middle East and Afghanistan since 1991, according to a short biography released by the government.


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