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Spycraft Rebooted: How Technology is Changing Espionage

3.70  ·  Rating details ·  109 ratings  ·  9 reviews

Technology is turning spycraft upside down. Once, intelligence operations could employ James Bond-style forgeries and disguises to infiltrate a target, but modern-day spies must succeed at the seemingly impossible: to hide in plain sight in a world where everything is visible.

Our technology-reliant lives are a trail of electronic interactions; from card payments to CCTV,

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Kindle Edition, Kindle Single, 60 pages
Published March 6th 2018 by Amazon Publishing
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Geoff Smith
Aug 23, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: crime, non-fiction
A good discussion of how tech is changing spycraft. A bit repetitive and not as specific as I would have liked, but good overall.
Kerry
May 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: spies
Reading stories about the spycraft of the last century is decidedly fun: the Bondian contraptions, the strange connections, the "romance" of it, particularly when the story is told by a good narrator. But those days are over, and now intelligence operations must be conducted in a world of 24-hour surveillance, digital footprints, algorithms, and constant GPS tracking.

Lucas gives us a peek into the new era of spycraft, outlining the challenges faced by spy operations and how they may be
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Sameen Farouk
Jul 25, 2018 rated it liked it
Surveillance state

Well written book. Our privacy isn't just a commodity, technology enables it to catch hostile actors quickly. The book seems to suggest countries willing to undercut democratic safeguards will have the edge over human intelligence from countries that do respect your civil liberties. I'm not persuaded but the argument is written in a compelling way
Craig Gordon
Jan 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
So you want to be a modern day James Bond?

Completely essential reading. Great insights, which once you read them seem obvious, alongside some rather unexpected details of modern spying. Its a real page turner
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Christopher Mcdermott
Good quick summary

Good overview of the implications for espionage with modern technology. It could be expanded into a book especially in how we combat authoritarian governments going forward.
Harrison
May 11, 2019 rated it liked it
Worth a quick look.

For for free through Prime Reading. It was interesting but not really engaging. Took a while to read as I could only really drop in when in the mood.

It's worth a look into it you're interested in the subject but don't expect anything long or groundbreaking.
Daniel
Aug 20, 2018 rated it really liked it
Overall I'd say this was interesting. There isn't anything really earth shatteringly shocking in this short book but it brings up some interesting area of thought about how the influence of continual surveillance, especially in closed countries, has influenced spy craft.
Alex
Mar 14, 2018 rated it liked it
Decidedly average. On the plus side, it is short.
John
Apr 26, 2019 rated it really liked it
Intriguing, but if you don't have a background in the topic you'll be lost.
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Edward Lucas is a British journalist. Lucas works for The Economist, the London-based global news weekly. He was the Moscow bureau chief from 1998 to 2002, and thereafter the central and east European correspondent. He has also been a correspondent for The Independent and the BBC. Lucas also writes occasionally for The Daily Mail.

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