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Newsweek’s Michael Moynihan splashing some cold water on those who are crying 1984! over the recent NSA revelations.
We just posted our July 1970 cover story, “The Assault On Privacy.” It’s pretty timely, as you can probably guess!
How Russian spies blended into Cambridge
- Their neighbors thought they were a sales consultant and a real estate agent. He had a degree from Harvard. They had two children. They were a typical American family, except they were not.
Notable for its Bond-like details: “In 2006, law enforcement officials found that by entering a 27-character code into the computer of the Cambridge spies, they were able to access a special steganography program that makes the messages appear on digital images downloaded from specific websites that they used to communicate secret messages.”
That’s the Syrian embassy in Washington responding to charges against a Virginia man accused of snooping on Syrian-Americans who spoke out against President Assad. The U.S. is calling the man “an unregistered agent of the Syrian government.” You’ll find that denial on Eli Lake’s piece on the alleged spy.