Bashar Al Assad appoints new spymasters for a new diplomatic era
President Bashar Al Assad has overhauled Syria's intelligence services in recent weeks in a bid to foster the regime's legitimacy. [...]
Turkey’s MIT or Milli Isthabarat Teskilati (National Intelligence Organisation) was founded in 1965. It handles internal and external intelligence-gathering for the Turkish government. For many years the MIT was operated by the army but it is opening more and more to civilian personnel too and is cooperating increasingly with US and Russian intelligence agencies.
The development of facial recognition and behavioural observation software is opening up a new market in lie detection for investigative forces all over the world. A number of startups, such as Sensority or Affective, are working in this area. [...]