NASA Chinese Scientist Was Accused of Being a Spy Because...Porn

If you work at NASA, there are a few things you should never ever do. The first: never be Chinese and bring your NASA-issued laptop to China because they'll think you're a Chinese spy exposing secrets. The second: if you do bring your NASA-issued laptop to China, don't download porn on your NASA-issued laptop.… » 5/02/13 11:40pm 5/02/13 11:40pm

Chinese Spies Friended NATO Officials With a Fake Facebook Account

Last year, a huge swath of senior British military officers and Defense Ministry officials became friends with who they thought was United States Navy admiral James Stavridis. While Stavridis is a real US Commander, sadly it now turns out that the man behind the Facebook profile wasn't him; it was actually a Chinese… » 3/12/12 4:20pm 3/12/12 4:20pm

iSpy: Yet Another Reason To Keep Your Mobile Messaging Tasteful

As if there wasn't already enough concern over losing your phone and giving a stranger complete access to your personal life, a team of researchers have developed a program called iSpy that can read what's being typed on a smartphone's screen from up to sixty meters away. So you may not even see the person who's… » 11/05/11 5:00pm 11/05/11 5:00pm

Tools of Tradecraft: The CIA’s Historic Spy Kit

Whenever James Bond needed a nifty device to snap a surreptitious surveillance picture or escape the gilded clutches of Auric Goldfinger, he could count on the ingenious minds in the Secret Service's Q Division to devise a solution. Real-world Bonds working for the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency, and its precursor… » 2/24/11 8:00pm 2/24/11 8:00pm