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M16 chief calls for a new era spying

M16 chief calls for a new era spying

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The head of MI6 has warned Russia and other rogue states to not underestimate the UK's determination and capabilities. Alex Younger called for a new era of spying amid emerging threats. Speaking to students at the University of St Andrews, Younger warned of threats from enemies who regard themselves as being in a state of "perpetual confrontation" with the UK and describe how intelligence agencies are developing a "fourth generation" of spying. The UK has been facing a major increase in the number of cybercrimes in the past year according to the annual report of the National Cyber Security Centre. Alex Younger's speech comes after a shameless and daring attack on a retired double agent in England stoked fears about Russian covert activity abroad. In his second major speech s...