Magazine article Insight on the News

British Espionage Caught on the Web

Magazine article Insight on the News

British Espionage Caught on the Web

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Welcome to the wonderful world of the Internet. Politicians here and in Britain never cease to proclaim the commercial and educational virtues of the World Wide Web -- and indeed posted information can be mighty educational. Take a massive posting in late April on the site www.cyptome.org, which specializes in intelligence issues. Britain's spymasters could not believe their eyes when they spotted the most highly classified report ever to be leaked on the Internet.

And they, with the assistance of their friends on this side of the Atlantic, have been doing everything they can since to get it off the Web and to dissuade British news organizations from revealing either the content of the report or publishing the Internet address where it can be read.

The report -- marked "Top Secret Delicate Source UK Eyes Only" -- comes from the files of Britain's internal-security wing, MI5, and it details Libyan intelligence activity in Britain and MI5's surveillance -- and bungled attempts to recruit -- Libyan agent Khalifa Ahmad Bazelya. …

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