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We provide links to #intelligence and #security stories as they appear in the media. @SalfordUni_PCH based. Not 'chickenfeed'. At times opinionated.
Apr 21, 2021 4 tweets 2 min read
Excellent thread from @ciaranmartinoxf

Agree - 5Eyes is used as a lazy way of referring to 🇺🇸🇬🇧🇳🇿🇦🇺🇨🇦

It is a purely bilateral intelligence alliance that excludes politics - hence why it's strong.

There have been pol disagreements in the past but intell sharing survives. Example:

"United States Policy toward the New Zealand Government with respect to the Port Access Issue".

NZ-US defence impacted by decision by 🇳🇿 to stop nuclear armed warships entering NZ waters ⏬

But Five Eyes sharing continues
Feb 12, 2021 9 tweets 9 min read
It's #FridayFeeling time, I know, but ...

I've been thinking a lot about diversity, agency recruitment and finding new ways the UK's intelligence agencies can reach out to new audiences.

Just published in @JanesINTEL ⏬ on the UK agency use of social media.

A THREAD 1/8 Image 2/8

@GCHQ announced they were on Twitter in May 2016 with the simple message "Hello, world".

The aim was to make GCHQ more accessible and help the public understand what the agency does, reaching out in new ways to attract diverse talent and add GCHQ's voice to debates. Image
Feb 7, 2021 4 tweets 2 min read
"Manchester University cancelled an agreement with a Chinese military technology company after being warned that it supplied technology platforms and apps used by Beijing’s security forces in mass surveillance of Uighur Muslims".
dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9… via @MailOnline It's as if these universities didn't know there have long been human rights issues. 😕

But in some parts a confused piece: "The security service investigation, led by MI6 officers seconded to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office".