A report by Desmond Ball, Bill Robinson, and Richard Tanter, ‘The Antennas of Pine Gap’, NAPSNet Special Report, was published on 22 February 2016. Download the report here: http://nautilus.org/napsnet/napsnet-specialreports/the-antennas-of-pine-gap Some photos in the...
Surveillance and Ethnography: Researching Surveillance as Everyday Life
Ethnographies of surveillance is interested in both the production of surveillance through organizational practices and the performance of legal governance or politics, as well as the everyday social interactions of actors with each other.
The NSA and Me
Various pieces by and with James Bamford
No Place to Hide
The NSA employs 30,000 people but also engages 60,000 contractors. A full 70% of the US Intelligence budget is spent by the private sector through about 80 corporations.
Venona in Australia and its long-term ramifications
1996 Australia Venona papers released by the NSA
An agenda for the comparative study of intelligence: Yet another missing dimension
Networks and Resistance: Investigating Online advocacy networks as a modality for resisting state surveillance
An effective enactment of information politics will be an essential construitive element of a meta-surveillance network
Is Resistance Futile?
Framing resistance challenges assumptions that opposition to surveillance is nearly always framed through a traditional civil liberties lens.
Technophilic Hubris and Espionage Styles during the Cold War
The East bloc won the spy wars but lost the Cold War
The End of Secrecy
After all, what did the Cold War teach us, if not the fundamental instability of closed regimes?
Klaus Fuchs: The Man Who Stole the Atom Bomb
Thanks to Fuchs, the Russians knew more about the British decision to build an independent nuclear weapon than most British cabinet ministers.
Transatlantic Intelligence and Security Cooperation
There is confusion between the distinct subjects of secrecy, privacy and anonymity.
Cultures of Spying
The left was suspicious of the CIA , “not because it advanced American values, but because it stood in contradiction to them.”
Introduction, Cold War Technology & Conclusion
Chapter 4 in The Rise and Fall of Intelligence
Britain Betwixt and Between: UK SIGINT Alliance Strategy’s Transatlantic and European Connections
Describes intelligence alliances as ‘among the most intimate and enduring international security relationships’
British Intelligence and the Anglo American ‘Special Relationship’, during the Cold War
Threat to cooperation between UK and USA was the UK’s close relationship with dominions, “A number of these states, notably Australia, had developed alarming security problems during the 1940s.”
International Intelligence Cooperation: An insider perspective
Advocates for a new UKUSA agreement, with more partners
The Spy Catcher Trial
ASIO and Defence saw this as a chance to show their loyalty to Britain and the western intelligence “club”.
Rooted in Secrecy: the clandestine element in Australian politics
Under the facade of a democratic system, the work of secret police snoopers is to intimidate dissent elements. Under overt repression, such as fascism, they terrorise. There is no difference in basic purpose, only in degree.
Between the Eyes
Increasingly, those who control technology control information, and those who control information, manage consent