or confidential without the permission of the holder of the information. Espionage is inherently clandestine
, lest the legitimate holder of the information change plans or take other countermeasures once it is known that the information is in unauthorized hands.
Espionage is usually part of an institutional effort by a government
or corporation, and the term is most readily associated with state
spying on potential or actual enemies primarily for military
And we did have fun. For five years we bugged and burgled our way across London at the State's behest, while pompous bowler-hatted civil servants in Whitehall pretended to look the other way.
Because something is not what it is said to be, Ma'am, does not mean it is a fake. It may just have been wrongly attributed.
The spies of the underworld are legion. Craven crooks, for the most part, they are prey to blackmail.
To MI5, if you steam this open you are dirty buggers.
what is espionage but the very thing we exercise daily in our lives?