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Category: Spy Industry News

Everything You Need To Know About The Apple Spyware Saga

Billy Rooney   September 15, 2021

On Monday 14th September 2021, it was made known to users of Apple products that a spyware company based in Israel had managed to silently hack devices such as iPhones, iPads, Apple watches, Mac computers and potentially other devices. Here, we provide the latest information in our Apple spyware update and explore Apple’s fix to […]

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Surveillance Tool To Monitor All Online Activity In UK Is Tested

Billy Rooney   May 26, 2021

Over the course of the past two years, British police and internet companies based in the UK have been discreetly building and trialling a specific surveillance technology. This surveillance tool has the power to log and store the web browsing activity of every individual throughout the UK. The surveillance tool is part of the Investigatory […]

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MI6 Recruit Foreign Born Spies For The First Time

Billy Rooney   February 19, 2021

MI6 is now recruiting foreign born spies for the first time. The secret intelligence service has pledged to relax entry requirements and has set out to broaden its recruitment policy, with the view of increasing the level of diversity among spy personnel. Following the breaking of this spy news, we take a closer look at […]

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5 Spy Gear Gift Ideas for Christmas

Billy Rooney   December 1, 2020

Christmas is almost here! As we build up to the big day, there still may be quite a bit of shopping to do for some. We can help on that note, especially if you’re looking for a high-tech, cool and lasting gift that will be a genuine surprise when the wrapping paper comes off. Here, […]

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A Focus on the 365 Enduro Audio Recorder

Billy Rooney   May 28, 2020

As a top selling audio recording device, the Enduro 365 audio recorder has plenty of outstanding features that have been recognised by those who have purchased this device. We have had terrific feedback from those that use this savvy piece of technology to capture vital audio recordings. We’d like to take you through the features […]

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Home Office Using Child Spies For Covert Surveillance

Billy Rooney   April 2, 2020

The Home Office has been using child spies as a means of covert surveillance, it has been revealed. While most have voiced their dismay at children as young as 15 being put in perilous scenarios for the gain of the Home Office, UK Security of State for Defence Ben Wallace is calling for more children […]

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Spy Cameras to Automatically Catch Drivers on Mobiles

Billy Rooney   March 20, 2020

Spy cameras that automatically catch drivers who are using a phone at the wheel may soon become widespread here in the UK. Britain looks set to follow Australia’s lead on this one, with the Southern Hemisphere country having already introduced the technology. So, are we about to have more eyes on us, with spy camera […]

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Revealed: The Most Secure Regions & Countries to Live in 2019

Billy Rooney   January 6, 2020

It’s reassuring to know that you live in a peaceful neighbourhood and to know you can enjoy the area you live in without facing regular security challenges. At Spy Equipment UK, we pride ourselves on providing the very best spy products as security and surveillance experts that have extensive experience in the industry. In this […]

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GCHQ’s Astonishing London Spy Centre Revealed

Billy Rooney   July 1, 2019

Covert surveillance is the aim of the game for individuals or organisations utilising spy equipment – such as discrete hidden cameras – and intelligence. From the outside looking in, anyone not in the know would scarcely believe that the recently retired, mundane Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) in London, was a spy base for more than […]

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Huawei Spy Allegations: Chairman Resumes Strife With U.S

Billy Rooney   June 17, 2019

Previously, Spy Equipment UK brought you up to date with Everything You Need to Know About The Huawei Spy Allegations. Since then, tension between the Chinese technology giants and the U.S, in particular, has intensified. Huawei says they have contract agreements with 30 countries, to provide equipment for building new 5G networks. However, the U.S.’ […]

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What Can We Expect From Spy Equipment Technology In 2019?

imogen@media-street.co.uk   March 14, 2019

Year on year, we see developments in technology that increasingly outdo the last. These advances take us from strength to strength in our society, regularly improving our medical and scientific discoveries, our rate of construction and our progress in IT. Our personal and professional lives also benefit from such developments; whether it’s the use of […]

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Everything You Need to Know About The Huawei Spying Allegations

Grace Jalowiecka   January 16, 2019

As one of the most successful technology companies in the world, it’s certainly surprising that Huawei’s top executives have been accused of spying over the past month. The billion dollar business is known for its ‘spectacular’ camera display and crystal clear images in its phone models, as well as dynamic enterprise and carrier solutions for […]

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Aston Martin To Re-create DB5 Model Fitted With High Quality Spy Gadgets

Grace Jalowiecka   December 9, 2018

James Bond is synonymous with luxurious, fast-paced adventure and has been a household and Hollywood name since 1962, when the first movie, Dr No, was released. Since then, Bond has become a character for people to aspire to in modern, every-day life and so have his spy gadgets, including and not limited to hidden cameras […]

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The Animals Accused of Being Spies

Adrian Mudd   July 5, 2018

We know what you’re thinking; quite an intruding headline for this latest blog post, right? And we were equally as curious when we began researching the list of animals that have been accused of international espionage in the past. What’s not to love about the idea of animal spies? Not only are they easy to […]

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Nuts Facts About Spies!

Adrian Mudd   April 27, 2018

The world of spying is indeed an interesting one. There are many amusing quirks, there are many sombre elements, all of which interesting. Today, due to this inherent interestingness, we’re going to run through some things that go on in the world of spies. We hope when you buy our equipment, say voice recorders or […]

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Spy Shop In London – James Bond’s Equipment: Fact or Folly?

Adrian Mudd   April 17, 2018

Super sleuth, James Bond, is well known for his spy technology and gadgets. Whilst they were unlikely to have been picked up in a spy shop in London, it doesn’t mean they are completely unrealistic. James Bond’s Equipment: Fact Or Folly? A recent BBC report looks at the spy equipment deployed by James Bond throughout […]

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Our Top Spy Novel Recommendations

Adrian Mudd   April 17, 2018

You find the world of spies fascinating – that’s most probably why you’re here. You find it interesting so want to read articles about it. Makes sense. Well, how about reading a spy novel? Spy novels are some of the best reads out there. Due to their intrinsically exciting nature, they’re always the hardest to […]

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Bee Safe And Make Honey With Spy Equipment

Adrian Mudd   March 21, 2018

Last week, two boys were arrested for vandalising a honey farm in the United States. The event created quite the buzz in the media causing the shocking news to since spread internationally. As a result, 50 hives were wiped out, killing at least 500,000 bees. The estimated cost of this incident was $60,000 (around £40,000). […]

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Caught On Spy Camera: Carer Abusing Elderly Woman With Dementia

Adrian Mudd   February 6, 2018

Back in 2017, BBC Radio 4 released a programme on elderly abuse in the UK. Their reports found that a staggering 23,428 abuse cases had been registered UK-wide, with only 15 resulting in prosecution. As a result, more and more concerned families and friends are taking matters into their own hand, obtaining evidence that catches […]

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Who’s The Most Important Spy of All Time?

Adrian Mudd   January 19, 2018

Who’s the most important spy of all time; perhaps a question you’ve never thought. Ok, definitely a question you’ve never thought. So, the question’s importance is questionable, but it’s interestingness isn’t. Spies have won wars, some have won a couple. So perhaps let’s rephrase the question to make it a question you have thought before: […]

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How To Survive A Zombie Apocalypse

Adrian Mudd   October 19, 2017

With Halloween just weeks away, people will soon be donning their best zombie costumes. Others may be taking part in a zombie flash mob or ‘zombie trails’, where your goal is to reach the finishing line while evading people dressed up as zombies. It might all seem like good fun, but what if the gore-splattered […]

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Spy Van Returns – This Time It’s A 1989 Dodge Ram!

Adrian Mudd   August 29, 2017

You may remember an article we published back in June on the 1988 Ford Transit spy van that sold at auction for £10,300 in Leicestershire? Well, now we’re heading across the pond to North Carolina, where Ginter Senfeldas has announced the sale of a 1989 Dodge Ram 350 on eBay! Not only is the Dodge […]

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Cracking Down on Encryption in Europe

Adrian Mudd   June 19, 2017

On Wednesday 14 June, ministers from the central government and federal states in Germany devised a new law to give authorities access to private messages, as well as to fingerprint children as young as six. The ministers commented that encrypted messaging services, such as WhatsApp and Signal, allow criminals and militants to evade traditional surveillance, […]

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Remember That Ford Transit ‘Spy Van’? Here’s How It Did!

Adrian Mudd   June 7, 2017

Last month, we wrote about a 1988 Ford Transit ‘spy van’ that was going under the hammer at an auction centre in Shepshed, Leicestershire. The van, which was auctioned by Manheim, has now sold for a record-breaking price of £10,300! During the auction on Monday 22 May, Matthew Davock, head of LCV at Manheim opened […]

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Ford Transit ‘Spy Van’ is up for auction!

Adrian Mudd   May 17, 2017

A blue 1998 Ford Transit ‘Spy Van’ will go under the hammer at an auction centre in Charnwood road, Shepshed on May 22, in a bid to raise money for the Alzheimer’s Society. Manheim’s Director of Commercial Vehicles, James Davis, purchased the government restored vehicles, for the 50th-anniversary celebration of this iconic vehicle. Over the […]

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How Do Encryption Devices Work?

Adrian Mudd   January 17, 2017

The internet. What a wonderful, magical thing! Where you can surf the web for hours – watch cat videos until your eyes hurt, check out your mum’s latest holiday photos on Facebook, or scan Google for answers to important questions like ‘why is the sky blue?’ and ‘does Gordon Brown have a glass eye?’ A […]

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Sports Direct Accused Of Bugging Private MP Meeting

Adrian Mudd   November 15, 2016

Sports Direct has been lambasted after MPs discovered a bugging device during a private meeting at the firm’s warehouse in Derbyshire, Shirebrook last week. The parliamentarians were investigating working practices at Sports Direct, and were frustrated when they located the unauthorised hidden recording device during a private meeting held between them in the warehouse. The […]

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Spy Equipment In The City

Adrian Mudd   October 12, 2016

Today’s cities are alive with cutting-edge technology – cameras, smartphones, computers, etc. Streets, roads, homes and offices are all thriving hubs of digital innovation. Technology connects us – people, businesses and communities. It helps us to gather information and keep up-to-date with what’s going on in the world. It is an integral part of our […]

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How Is Modern Spy Equipment Sabotaging Your Corporation?

Adrian Mudd   September 5, 2016

On 8th August 2016, a listening device was found in a Sydney hotel room where New Zealand rugby team, the All Blacks, were staying prior to their Rugby Championship. The device, hidden in a hotel chair, was located during a routine security check and said to have been used to gain information about the team’s tactics […]

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How To Keep A (Legal) Eye On Your Babysitter

Adrian Mudd   April 29, 2016

Putting your child in the hands of someone else is a nerve-racking experience. As a parent, your top priority is the safety and wellbeing of your children. You want to know that they’re being cared for properly when you’re busy at work or simply need to get out of the house from time-to-time, as we […]

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Five Biggest Spies Of All Time

Adrian Mudd   December 23, 2015

It seems that keeping a close eye on what’s precious is the way of the world right now. Lots of us even have access to state-of-the-art spy equipment that we can rely on to monitor our families and protect properties.

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Who Uses Spy Equipment In The UK?

Adrian Mudd   November 26, 2015

The phrase “Big Brother society” is often mentioned when discussing modern Britain, but is the title fair? With research estimating that we are each caught on camera 300 times every day, you might think so. But why are there so many cameras littering our streets and properties, and who is operating them?

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Are More UK Parents Using Spy Equipment To Track Their Children?

Adrian Mudd   October 23, 2015

When you think of spy equipment or secretive surveillance you probably conjure up images of James Bond type scenarios – or perhaps think of suspicious employers trying to catch their employees in the act of stealing from them.

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3G To WiFi

Adrian Mudd   August 12, 2015

It was hailed as the ‘holy grail’ solution to remote camera surveillance when it was first launched, but in reality, this technology never really gained such huge popularity despite the fact that there was really no alternative distance monitoring solution. Some may find this difficult to understand, but when we examine the facts, there are […]

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Don’t Fall Victim To Being Spied On

Adrian Mudd   June 2, 2015

Are you aware of the today’s spying circumstances? Does it even concern you? Statistics state that it affects us all. Recently, it’s been said that there are a staggering 6.1 million cameras in the UK. With this in mind, it would seem that Brits have no chance of preventing spies from keeping a close eye […]

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Top 10 Uses Of Spy Equipment To Hit The Headlines

Adrian Mudd   May 18, 2015

With Spooks making the leap from TV to cinema it seems we can’t get enough of hi-tech spy equipment such as hidden cameras and secret listening devices. However, this isn’t just the stuff of fiction any more – the kind of equipment dreamt up for James Bond decades ago is now being used to fight […]

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Spy Legislation To Protect National Security

Adrian Mudd   October 15, 2014

An emergency legislation is due to be released on Monday the 21st of July, allowing security organisations to enforce a rule over internet and phone services to keep a record of customers’ communications via email and phone call. This legislation will be kept in place until 2016 with the new government as voted in after […]

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How To Become A Spy

Adrian Mudd   May 1, 2014

For those who wonder why some people need to know how to become a spy, we need look no further than one random television review which accurately summarises an experiment to test honesty: Eye spy TV review where Fifty wallets, each containing a ten-pound note and return details are left in various locations around the […]

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How to Spy on Someone

Adrian Mudd   April 15, 2014

In the past, sleuthing skills generally relied on one or more persons stealthily following their target, peering around corners, opening mail or listening in on telephone calls. Today, serious spying is so much easier thanks to technology. If we (you) want to know how to spy on someone these days, we need to go no […]

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How To Be A Spy

Adrian Mudd   April 3, 2014

Do not be shy, learn how to be a spy with Spy Equipment UK – Britain’s leading provider of spy equipment. There are few instructions giving clear directions on how to be a spy. Wanting to undertake a spying career is the beginning of a life of secrecy where supreme confidence and high octane risk-taking […]

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Keeping ahead of criminals

Adrian Mudd   December 20, 2013

Science in society has been an area that has exploded over the past decade and is constantly changing who we are as humans. The way we interact and communicate with each other, our perceptions of relationships and our expectations on everyday life situations have become distorted and skewed. Like Jeremy Clarkson stated, “have we got […]

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How to Secretly Spy on Conversations

Adrian Mudd   October 13, 2013

There are a number of reasons as to why people want to spy on others conversations. Perhaps you want to keep an eye on your children when they have been left with a sitter, perhaps you suspect a loved one of infidelity or maybe it is to listen to your employees in a separate office. […]

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The Controversy Behind CCTV Cameras

Adrian Mudd   October 9, 2013

There are now more CCTV cameras than ever. Most of us are caught on a CCTV camera at least once a day if not more. We are told the increased use of CCTV in public is for our own personal safety and to allow authorities to protect us from crimes as well as gain evidence […]

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Environmentally Friendly Spyware

Adrian Mudd   June 18, 2013

Some may view listening devices as something that is purely related to spying by humans on other humans. This article gives a wider insight into alternative uses for these surveillance type products that result in less sinister outcomes.

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Proof of Ghosts Starts With Spy Technology

Adrian Mudd   June 17, 2013

Over the years many have tried to prove the existence of ghosts and spirits. Many have claimed to have proved their presence and many have made money from TV programmes trying to do this. Can Spy Technology and in particular spy cameras Help in this quest?

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Your Fear Will Protect Your Assets

Adrian Mudd   June 11, 2013

Here we examine the psychological drivers behind the need for counter surveillance and how the human brain reacts to these stimuli. Counter measures viewed from a totally different perspective than ever before.

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Spyware Fantasy vs Reality

Adrian Mudd   November 29, 2012

Supersleuths used to rule the roost in fiction novels and on TV. Now the writers have grasped hold of the fact that spy gadgets can make their super detectives even more appealing.

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Spies Become Cool Again

Adrian Mudd   November 13, 2012

Mission Impossible and Bourne movies always cause a stir, but the latest 007 offering, Skyfall, has really racked up the interest in spies once again. And it’s not just the fictional spies that seem to be getting all of the attention here

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The Domestic Spy Equipment Industry

Adrian Mudd   July 3, 2012

The spy industry maybe something that is regarded as being for government and commercial specialists. Here we look at the growth of the domestic spy equipment sector.

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HD Spy Technology Has Arrived

Adrian Mudd   November 8, 2010

High definition technology has very quickly broken its way into the spy world. Is this just a fad or is it really here to stay? It may have only seemed like five minutes ago when high definition technology was announced as the next thing to have in TV technology, but spy technology is a rapidly […]

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MI6 Spy Discovered Dead In Macabre Circumstances

Adrian Mudd   August 29, 2010

Last week a spy named as Gareth Williams was discovered at his flat in London in a macabre scene. Will the grisly death of this MI6 agent every be revealed?

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CCTV In The Community – Another Perspective

Adrian Mudd   July 10, 2010

This week we have had many incidents in the news that have all made us think about security and surveillance. CCTV cameras have always been contentious and sometimes public opinion boils over.

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The Council Admit to Spying On Us

Adrian Mudd   June 1, 2010

There has been a lot of press coverage recently about Local Councils conducting covert investigations into local residents in order to bring offences to court. Both Hull and East Riding councils have recently admitted carrying out secret surveillance and investigations over the past two years. These local authorities, however, rank low in the league table […]

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Who Uses Spy Equipment?

Adrian Mudd   September 23, 2009

Here we examine who actually uses spy equipment in everyday situations. Are they used just for fun, by surveillance professionals or can these devices be employed in an effective manner by almost anyone? We can all go on about the specifications of the new tech that are readily available and how clever the new devices are, […]

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UHF Equipment – Is it Legal?

Adrian Mudd   July 31, 2009

At Spy Equipment UK, we have to keep up-to-date on the legalities in relation to the equipment that we sell. Any equipment that transmits on a radio frequency (RF), is subject to strict criteria and as such must comply to certain regulations. The government regulatory body in the UK is OFCOM (Office of Communications) and […]

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Spy Camera Technology For Police

Adrian Mudd   April 11, 2009

Since the 1970’s UK Police Services had increasingly relied upon new camera technology in their fight against crime. Our cities are now so wired up that spy cameras are almost their first port of call.

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Amateur Spies Look to Beat the Credit Crunch

Adrian Mudd   March 9, 2009

The ongoing worldwide financial crisis has affected the personal lives of the general public on many levels. Here we look at how many people are taking the investigation of their situation into their own hands.

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Buying is Cheaper Than Renting

Adrian Mudd   January 30, 2009

One of the major dilemmas for people who are looking in to Spy Equipment is should they rent or should they buy? With the current economic downturn more and more people are thinking it wiser to simply rent equipment from Private Investigation companies for a while than pay out a larger one off payment.

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Are all Spy Shops in London?

Adrian Mudd   January 29, 2009

Are all spy Shops in London? The answer, of course, is no, yet the Capital does have a few. Although customers are often finding that price and range of products on offer can make them search further afield.

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Spy Shop Customers Include City Execs

Adrian Mudd   June 26, 2008

Spy shop customers don’t just consist of private detectives or businesses finding security solutions city execs are queuing up too. Spy shop sales are rocketing as a new phenomenon grips City executives: spy products, spying and surveillance has become big business. Bond is making a major comeback in 2008 with the release of a new […]

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Selling the West’s Nuclear Secrets with Spy Equipment

Adrian Mudd   June 18, 2008

A whistleblower has claimed that government officials offered spy equipment to Pakistan to steal nuclear weapons. It’s a scary thought: the idea that there’s an open ‘spy shop’ where British nuclear secrets can be swapped and sold. But one whistleblower, the Sunday Times reported, has made the extraordinary claim that corrupt government officials have placed […]

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How The Spy Revival is Influencing Spy Technology Today

Adrian Mudd   June 18, 2008

The anniversary of Ian Fleming’s birth, a new Bond novel and the Daniel Craig effect have all conspired to create a Bond revival; it’s no wonder more fans are seeking out a real life spy gadgets. Bond mania is sweeping the UK as fans celebrate the new Bond novel by Sebastian Faulks that sets out […]

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Social Network for Spies

Adrian Mudd   June 18, 2008

The Facebook phenomenon is hard to miss, even if you’re a spy. Now spies have a social networking site of their own with the launch of new website bringing spies together to share the latest spy technology and counter surveillance news. Social Network for Spies Spies are known for their secrecy, so, they may have […]

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Spy Equipment in the Business World

Adrian Mudd   June 9, 2008

More businesses than ever are embracing the world of spies, private investigators and spy equipment. The world of private investigators is often associated with the film noirs of Humphrey Bogart and the taut novels of Raymond Chandler – a world of infidelity, estranged wives, intrigue, deception and murder. But now, private detectives and their high-tech […]

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Spy Equipment and the Security Services

Adrian Mudd   June 9, 2008

Looking for a job as James Bond? Do spies and spy equipment exist in the UK’s Security Service, M15, or is it all the stuff of thrillers? If you are thinking of a career with M15, chances are you are a fan of James Bond or the TV-series, Spooks. On film and TV, glamorous looking […]

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The Spy Equipment Business is Booming

Adrian Mudd   June 9, 2008

When Gerry Adams had his car bugged in 1999 the tracking device revealed a growing market for spy equipment.

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Released Forensic Data Recovery

Adrian Mudd   May 9, 2008

Spy Equipment UK is just building the new Forensic Data Recovery section, which is proving a hit.

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U.S Military Turns To Moths

Adrian Mudd   April 30, 2008

Moths may not seem like the ideal choice for spies, given their affinity for flames, but the U.S military is developing cutting-edge spy technology and counter-surveillance technology not find in an everyday spy store to turn moths into the ultimate espionage tool.

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Flies Could Be the Next Undercover Spies

Adrian Mudd   April 30, 2008

When venturing into a spy shop, you would rightly expect to find all manner of spy technology such as listening devices and hidden voice recorders. However, according to a report on Sky News, you may need to keep a wary eye on insects as the could be fitted with listening devices. Spy technology is getting […]

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Beware Of The Squirrel

Adrian Mudd   April 30, 2008

Everyone knows that James Bond is a spy that gets results but it looks like squirrels may have been frequenting the spy store as Iranian police arrest 14 squirrels who they believe are guilty of espionage. Look around the aisles of a spy store and you are likely to see all manner of cool gadgets […]

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UK Businesses Benefits From Security Exhibitions

Adrian Mudd   April 2, 2008

Like any industry, the UK security market needs to know about the latest advances in surveillance and security technology. Technology is important in many business sectors, but it must surely be one of the biggest drivers in the UK’s surveillance market. UK retailers can pick up the very latest technology by heading to one of […]

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Spy Equipment: For Our Times

Adrian Mudd   April 2, 2008

We want to protect ourselves more than ever before, which is why spy equipment is one of the UK’s fastest-growing markets.

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