The World of Surveillance Has Tried Everything From Schoolchildren to Trained Cats

Pigeons used for surveillance.

Intelligence agencies have long used not just human agents, but animal ones too. (Image: via Public domain)

How Knitting Was Used as an Espionage Tool in World War I

Women learning to knit to pass on military information.

Not many people are aware of the fact that during WWI, knitting was used as a means of espionage. (Image: Public Domain via Library of Congress)

Uncovering Chinese ‘Friendship’ Groups in Europe

The European parliament.

The EU-China 'friendship group' in the European Parliament was set up in December 2006. (Image: via Pixabay)

Harvard Chinese Scholar Pleads Guilty to Stealing Biological Samples

Washington Blocks Chinese Purchase of Fertility Clinic Over Security Concerns

A lab technician holding test tubes.

The U.S. government recently blocked a Chinese entity from buying a San Diego-based fertility clinic due to worries over Chinese access to American medical data. (Image: DarkoStojanovic via Pixabay)

Chinese Consulate in Houston Likely Burned Evidence of Spying, Says Former Diplomat

Former Chinese consulate in Houston.

Previously a Chinese consulate Houston building - 3417 Montrose Boulevard, Houston (Image: via Wikipedia)

Australia Facing an ‘Unprecedented’ Espionage Threat

Mike Burgess.

Mike Burgess, Director-General of the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation, warned that espionage activities targeting the country are higher now than at the height of the Cold War. (Image: Screenshot via YouTube)

U.S. Universities Hasten Shutdown of Confucius Institutes

The University of Maryland.

The University of Maryland has announced that the Confucius Institute on its campus will be shut down by the end of the 2019-2020 academic year. (Image: Screenshot via YouTube)

Taking Money From China: Harvard University Professor Arrested

Harvard University campus.

U.S. authorities have arrested a professor from Harvard University after it came to light that he was secretly receiving payments from the Chinese government. (Image: Screenshot via YouTube)

Belgian University Shuts Down Confucius Institute Due to Security Concerns

Vrije Universiteit Brussel.

Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) has announced its decision to shut down the Confucius Institute operating on its campus. (Image: Ad Meskens via Wikimedia Commons)