Various pieces by and with James Bamford
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.
1996 Australia Venona papers released by the NSA
An agenda for the comparative study of intelligence: Yet another missing dimension
There is confusion between the distinct subjects of secrecy, privacy and anonymity.
Chapter 4 in The Rise and Fall of Intelligence
Describes intelligence alliances as ‘among the most intimate and enduring international security relationships’
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.”
Advocates for a new UKUSA agreement, with more partners
Oyster was the code name for the Australian Secret Intelligence Service
The main point made in this video is that encryption – the cryptographers that make code, and the cryptanalysts that break code – not only ended wars, saved lives but also launched the computer age. Crypto is an evolved scientific art, today including mathematics, physics, computer science and electrical engineering.
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