Showing posts with label Espionage. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Espionage. Show all posts

3 June 2013

Iran Busts Mossad Terror Cell Ahead of Vote

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Iran busts Mossad 'terror' cell ahead of vote: report (via AFP)
Iran has dismantled a "terror network" backed by Israel's Mossad intelligence services which planned to disrupt the upcoming presidential election in the Islamic republic, the state broadcaster said on Sunday. "The intelligence ministry has identified and arrested the members of this terror network…

1 June 2013

Famous Bodyguards Everyone Should Know Of


If you’ve hung out around those bars in Aspen with the lights and music, you know the ones I’m talking about, you’ve probably seen a few celebrities. Which means you’ve probably seen a few bodyguards even if you didn’t realize it. They were the ones wearing nothing but black, lurking in the background, pretty easy to miss, if they weren’t all literally seven feet tall. For one reason or another, some celebrities, billionaires, and artists (or any combination of the above) like a little extra muscle when they go out in public. Let’s take a look at some of the not-so-gentle giants of the personal security industry.

9 May 2013

5 Child Hackers Who Got Busted

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Everyone hears about adult hackers who leave enough breadcrumbs behind to be caught. With many services now moving to online systems, the world is becoming much more aware of security flaws within both software and hardware designs.

One hacking group that makes headlines regularly are known as Anonymous. Blamed for many website outages and DDoS attacks on various websites they deem a threat to the many forms of freedom, the hackers of this group aren't only adults. There are many minors that may also be involved in the ongoing attacks across the world, and not all of them get away clean.

2 May 2013

Top 5 Computer Hackers Who Got Caught

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Computer hacking is viewed as a prank by many people. Other hackers enjoy the challenge of breaking into a complex computer network. However, some computer hackers steal personal information, wreck havoc on expensive computer systems and cause other problems for millions of innocent Internet users. Some hackers can even threaten national security and international relations. The following are five famous computer hackers that faced serious consequences for their unlawful Internet adventures.

1 May 2013

Book Tour: 'The Bleiberg Project' by David Khara [Giveway Included]


(Click here to read the first part of this "Book Tour with a difference"...)

Le French Book, a digital-first publisher specializing in top mysteries and thrillers from France, just released a new conspiracy thriller that was an instant bestseller in France. 'The Bleiberg Project', by David Khara, is about World War II, its effect on people then and its consequences in the present day.  
Are Hitler’s atrocities really over? For depressive Wall Street trader Jeremy Corbin, absolute truths become undeniable lies overnight. He finds out his long-lost father is dead, he discovers his boss's real identity, and he ends up boarding a plane to Zurich. He has a Nazi medallion in his pocket, a hot CIA bodyguard next to him, and a clearly dangerous Mossad agent on his tail. What was his father investigating? Why was his mother assassinated? Why are unknown sides fighting over him with automatic weapons? Can the conspiracy be stopped?  
This fast-paced thriller full of humor and humanity was an immediate sensation in France. It’s like a dash of Robin Cook, a splash of John Grisham, and a pinch of Clive Cussler combined into a unique experience with a very distinctive voice all its own.  
It is the first of a trilogy that is about hope and paying tribute to all victims of war and to people who were deported. “All the characters were based on survivors’ testimonials,” the author David Khara says. “Everything is factually based, although I do speculate with ‘what if?’”  
Khara adds, “The idea of The Project Bleiberg came to me after hearing the testimony of a woman who survived the death camps. Three things struck me during the interview. The first one was her sharp sense of humor. She said that prisoners inside the camp made jokes whenever they could. Humanity cannot be destroyed as long as laughter is possible. It becomes an act of resistance. The second thing was her will to survive, no matter the obstacles, no matter the horrors she would have to go through. And finally, she was the living proof that to remember and understand history is the best, and maybe the only way, to avoid some mistakes being made again. The book tries to honor these three points.” 
Today's post is the second part of that French flavoured Book Tour stop (Part One being:
'Writing: A Journey for the Writers and for Readers', a Guest Post written by David Khara himself, and still available here) that we've started hosting a few days ago... There is a quite lengthy book excerpt for you to read and, as promised in Part One, a Giveaway and many other bits of info about the book, the writer, the translator, etc... We've got quite a mega-post, today, haven't we?


Loup Dargent

28 April 2013

'Writing: A Journey for the Writers and for Readers' - A Guest Post by Author David Khara


What we have today is the first part of a two-parter Book Tour stop with a difference... One with some French flavour added to it, if you like.

The book we're hosting this two-parter tour stop for is 'The Bleiber Project', an adrenaline-pumping conspiracy thriller based on World War II and its consequences today. It is the first in the Consortium Thriller series. This thriller full of humour and humanity was an immediate sensation in France, catapulting the author to the ranks of the country’s top thriller writers.

Don't worry too much if you can't speak/read French though as It has been published in English by Le French Book, a digital-first publisher specializing in best-selling mysteries and thrillers from France.

(A little bird told me that there was a movie based on this book in the making, so when David Khara, its author, becomes famous don't forget where you heard about him first..) 

In Part Two, we will have a rather very lengthy (One of the reasons why this Book Tour stop is in two parts) excerpt available for you to read and, among other things, a Giveaway. C'est super, n'est-ce pas?

We will add the link to Part Two here as soon as it goes live, so stay tuned!

Anyway, let's give the floor to David Khara so that he can tell us about his journey as a writer...


27 April 2013

Governments are making more censorship demands on Google


Governments are making more censorship demands on Google (via The Inquirer)
INTERNET GIANT Google has published its latest transparency report and revealed that governments are making more and more demands of it. Google publishes its transparency report quarterly. It says it does so to be as open as possible. The reports usually make for chilling reading. This report is no…

9 April 2013

Book Tour: 'The Jeweler' by Ken Murray [Giveaway Included]


We might have a gem of a Book Tour here with the stop we're hosting today... 

'The jeweler' by Ken Murray, is the story of Cole Hanson, an assassin for the CIA who learned the jewelry trade when he was younger. Nothing like a good old spy novel to start the week in a sparkling way (I know, we are not Monday today but, in my universe, weeks do tend to start on Tuesdays).

There are quite a bit of info about the book and its author as well as a Guest Post written by Ken Murray for us (where he seems to have described me perfectly, by the way) and one of those great Giveaways where some of you guys can win autographed copies of the book.

Definitely worth a look...


Loup Dargent

3 April 2013

British intelligence 'had role in Lumumba killing'


British intelligence 'had role in Lumumba killing' (via AFP)
A former British intelligence officer claimed that Britain played a role in the assassination of Congolese independence hero Patrice Lumumba, one of her friends has told the British media. Before she died three years ago, Daphne Park -- who was sent as an MI6 officer to the Belgian Congo in 1959 --…

19 March 2013

Book Tour: 'Catalyst' (WWII Spy Thriller)


Today's Book Tour is taking us back in time!
Yep, 'Catalyst' is a spy thriller novel set during World War 2, and, as my Grand Father was in the French Resistance during that war, that makes this particular Book Tour hosting very special to me...

Feel free to find out more about the book itself and Paul Byers. There is an excerpt from the novel available as well as bits of info about it and its author and a very informative guest post written by Paul Byers himself.

(Of course, and as usual, you're also more than welcome to make use of our virtual tea and coffee area.)


Loup Dargent

15 March 2013

Top Five CIA Movies

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When it comes to the entertainment industry, there is something appealing about a secretive spy organization that is tasked with the responsibility of gaining intelligence and keeping the US safe. That's why CIA movies have been so popular over the years and have lead to some classic movie scenes and stories. Here are five of the top CIA movies of all time.

13 March 2013

US spy chief warns of cyber danger, N.Korea threat


US spy chief warns of cyber danger, N.Korea threat (via AFP)
Jewel Samad/AFPDirector of National Intelligence James Clapper testifies before the Senate in Washington, DC, on March 12, 2013. Clapper on Tuesday warned that America faced a growing threat of a crippling cyber attack and voiced alarm over North Korea's recent "belligerent" rhetoric.Spy chief James…

23 February 2013

Israel to conduct 'intensive' probe of Mossad prisoner case


Israel to conduct 'intensive' probe of Mossad prisoner case (via AFP)
Israel's parliament is to conduct what it called an "intensive" inquiry into the arrest and death of a jailed Australian-Israeli with Mossad links, a parliamentary spokesman said on Sunday. "The intelligence subcommittee of the (Knesset) foreign affairs and defence committee decided to hold an intensive…

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