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CYBERSPIES

Gordon Corera

  • Original Title: CYBERSPIES
  • Publication date: July 2016
  • Publisher: Pegasus
  • Country: GB
  • 448 print pages
  • Factual/Investigation

Information

  • Epoch: Mixed
  • Time Period: 20th century, 21th century, World War II
  • Location setting: China, United Kingdom, United States
  • Themes: PEOPLE facing life, Double identity, PEOPLE facing the extraordinary, Manipulation, Rivalry, SOCIETY DYSFUNCTIONS, Power, War and other conflicts, Modernization

Pitch

The previously untold and previously highly classified story of the conflux of espionage and technology, a narrative rich with astonishing revelations taking readers from World War II to the Internet age.

Comments

Gordon Corera is a British author and journalist. He is the BBC's Security Correspondent and specializes in computer technology. He has worked on Radio 4's The World Tonight, BBC2's Newsnight, and worked in the US as the BBC's State Department correspondent and as an analyst for the BBC's coverage of the 2000 US presidential election. He presented the 2009 Radio 4 programme MI6: A Century in the Shadows, a three-part history of Britain's Secret Intelligence Service.

Summary

As the digital era becomes increasingly pervasive, the intertwining forces of computers and espionage are reshaping the entire world; what was once the preserve of a few intelligence agencies now affects us all.

Corera's narrative takes us from the Second World War through the Cold War and the birth of the internet to the present era of hackers and surveillance. The book is rich with historical detail and characters, as well as astonishing revelations about espionage carried out in recent times by the UK, US, and China. Using unique access to the National Security Agency, GCHQ, Chinese officials, and senior executives from some of the most powerful global technology companies, Gordon Corera has gathered compelling stories from heads of state, hackers and spies of all stripes.

CYBERSPIES is an exploration of the new space in which the worlds of espionage, diplomacy, international business, science, and technology collide.

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  • Author’s biography

    Gordon Corera (born 1974), is a British author and journalist. He is the BBC's Security Correspondent and specializes in computer technology. He has worked on Radio 4's The World Tonight, BBC2's Newsnight, and worked in the US as the BBC's State Department correspondent and as an analyst for the BBC's coverage of the 2000 US presidential election. He presented the 2009 Radio 4 programme MI6: A Century in the Shadows, a three-part history of Britain's Secret Intelligence Service. His books include THE ART OF BETRAYAL: Life and Death in the British Secret Service (2011) and SHOPPING FOR BOMBS: Nuclear Proliferation, Global Insecurity, and the Rise and Fall of the A.Q. Khan Network (2006).