Your weekly briefing from the HQ of secrets

Individual ‘X’ and a Billion Bucks in Bitcoin

A staggering 69,369 bitcoins ($1,072,299,400), in an account associated with the infamous Silk Road illegal marketplace, has recently been transferred. The US government revealed it had seized the coins from someone the government calls ‘Individual X’. But who is Individual X and what happens next?




The Mask of a Secret Plot

Now known as the face of the Anonymous hacktivist collective, and an icon from the dystopian political action film, V for Vendetta - the true history of this mask starts on November 5th, 1605, when Guy Fawkes failed in his murderous plot to blow up the British Houses of Parliament. Pickup a contemporary SPYSCAPE Face Mask as your daily tribute!  




The Greatest Spy in the Galaxy

Another masked man, The Mandalorian (and his side-kick, Baby Yoda) takes the idea of a secret agent to a different dimension. Season 2 has launched on Disney so fasten your seat belts and prepare for a wild ride. 




The Billion Dollar Spy

With a screenplay written by David E. Hoffmann, this is a movie we are all looking forward to. Starring Arnie Hammer and the enigmatic Mads Mikkeson (who will ever forget his Le Chiffre in Casino Royale - almost as good as Orson Welles?) - it tells the true story of how Adolph Tolkachev became one of the Cold War's most prolific turncoats - as brilliantly explained in Episode 11 of our True Spies podcast.




How Howard Hughes Helped the iPhone 12

Amongst the many secrets of the new iPhone 12 is the introduction of LiDAR - a piece of technology originally developed in 1961 by Hughes Aircraft Company. LiDAR - which stands for Light Detection and Ranging, uses light in the form of a pulsed laser to measure distance. How does this help the iPhone 12? Well, it uses LiDAR to instantly measure someone’s height...





Be VERY Careful With Your Old USBs

It seems day-to-day care of our personal data is less and less simple. Cybersecurity researchers found tax returns, contracts and bank statements among the ‘deleted’ files on apparently empty USB drives bought for cents on eBay. Some of the drives contained files named ‘passwords’ and only 30% of the drives had been properly wiped. Watch out




FREE NYC parking with SPYSCAPE in November!

We know that parking is a nightmare, so we've made life easy for you in November! Buy any ticket to SPYSCAPE (including FREE access to our incredible 007 exhibition) and we will give you totally FREE three hours secure parking only moments from our HQ.
Perfect for having a great time and some lunch, dinner or Christmas shopping!

Simply buy your tickets at SPYSCAPE and your parking voucher will be available when you arrive! Valid throughout November 2020 at the iPark located at 308 West 55th Street (Between 8th and 9th) .


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