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#SPYHACK: Defeating A Government Blocked VPN

Greetings Everyday Spy, Welcome to your newest #SpyHACK! I recently returned from a year living and working in the UAE (United Arab Emirates) – a Muslim country ruled under Sharia courts with no democratically elected government. I took my whole family to the UAE in mid-2019 on a private intelligence contract. If you know my […]

Beating COVID19 (Part 4): 3 CIA Travel Predictions

Greetings Everyday Spy, Life for my little family of 4 is not that different from your life right now. We spend most of our time at home and indoors (our backyard is a 4th floor balcony). My wife and I find creative ways to keep the children engaged and educated. And all of our food comes […]

EDJACKAL: A Spy’s Reading List

Greetings Everyday Spy, I recently traveled abroad to meet with a friend and former covert CIA Deep Cover officer.  The sensitive nature of his previous work and the fact that his CIA affiliation remains undisclosed prevents me from sharing his true name. But despite the long list of rules and regulations that keep officers like […]

Cultivating Culture

Greetings Everyday Spy, Jihi, me and the kids just celebrated 6 months living in the Arabian Peninsula! We arrived in summer 2019 and were absolutely amazed at the daily temperature. The heat, sand and security levels make for a very different lifestyle than what we were used to before we arrived. But the physical environment […]

Combating Coronavirus: Prevent the Pandemic

Greetings Everyday Spy, Fears of the Coronavirus are spreading faster than the infection itself. You’ve seen this happen before.  Let’s review the other ‘fatal pathogens’ you’ve survived in the last two decades. SARS (SARS-CoV) was confirmed in 8000 cases over 26 countries in 2003. The Avian Flu (H5N1) caused global fears in 2006. The Swine […]