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Free sample issue of weekly magazine Spy & CounterSpy. Practical methods for protecting your right to privacy in a world of stings, stakeouts, shakedowns, and shadows. An expose of spies, undercover cops, private investigators, and terrorists. Lee Adams Seminars.

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"During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act." – George Orwell
This website Copyright 1998 Lee Adams.  All rights reserved.
Quoting, copying, and distributing for free are encouraged.  Links are welcome.
Updated with new material October 28th, 1998.  Recent changes to our website – FBI field offices added to Spy address book – Hit counter reset after server problem fixed – Hibernation file caution added to Security Software – Formatting guidelines added to Use a one-time pad – New article Handling the risks – Numerous terms added to Glossary – Hard disk obliteration method added to Uncrackable Email 2 – Information link added to Tax resistance primer – New tools added to Security software


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Learning the basics

Can you trust us?

FBI vehicle surveillance 1

FBI vehicle surveillance 2

Uncrackable Email 1

Uncrackable Email 2

Bureaucrat's Toolkit

Start a resistance group

Arrange secret meetings

Handling the risks

Use dead-letter boxes

Communicate with cells

Use a one-time pad

Catch informants

Be a whistleblower

Tax resistance primer

Surveillance codes

Spy address book

Beating the FBI

Security software

About us

Free F9 Subscription

Workshop info

News releases


MIT Lockpicking Guide

Lockpicking Detail pdf pw=evva3ks

Lock "Bumping" Guide

This website in ZIP format

TrueCrypt 7.1a

Your source of skills for freedom...
     Spy & CounterSpy is a practical course in freedom skills – including countersurveillance, antisurveillance, and underground urban activism.
     If you live in the USA, the odds are one in four that you will someday become a target for surveillance and repression – by a government security service like the FBI or BATF or DEA, by an intelligence agency like the NSA or CIA or DIA, by undercover cops, or others.  Being innocent is no protection against the apparatus of surveillance and repression.  If you're involved with any group that wants to change the status quo, then you're a target for surveillance – no matter how benign your goals.
     Sometimes simply being an American with an open mind and a diverse range of interests is enough to invite surveillance.

Spy school for the rest of us...
     The world is full of writers who claim to know a spy – until you ask for an introduction. Spy & CounterSpy goes even further.  It contains methods that have been field-tested and proven during a decade of forced encounters with government security services, intelligence agencies, and undercover cops.
     Whether you're just trying to protect your right to be left alone – or whether you're working to change a system that you see as unfair – Spy & CounterSpy gives you the know-how you need.

Written with an insider's knowledge
and an outsider's outrage...

     You cannot get this information anywhere else.  Period.  The only other people qualified to teach you these skills are the goons themselves.  But they won't.  They get prison sentences – and worse – for talking.
     Make no mistake about it, Spy & CounterSpy is the world's only open source of skills for freedom – including countersurveillance, antisurveillance, and underground urban activist tactics.
     You can explore this site using the links at the left side of the screen.  We suggest you start with Bureaucrat's Toolkit for insight into how widespread the problem is – and how it's getting worse.  Then try Uncrackable Email for a look at how persistent you must be if you want to beat a surveillance team.  Click on FBI vehicle surveillance for insight into how the goon squads actually operate.


Stop and ask yourself...
If America is the land of
the Free, then why does it
take someone in Canada
to write this?  Our offices
are just across the border.
We're 9 miles outside the
FBI's reach, from where
we are able to help our
many American friends.

It's your constitutional right to know...
     The Constitution recognizes your right to protect yourself from the government's secret agencies and goon squads.  The readiness of these invisible groups to deceive the public, the courts, and the media is why this Web site was created.  Our commitment was further strengthened in October 1998 by Amnesty International's stinging indictment of widespread, systematic police brutality across the USA.
     The best defense against any of these threats is an informed citizen.  Anyone who tries to tell you otherwise is not on your side.  The First Amendment and the Fourth Amendment give you the right to read about ways to protect your privacy.  (Just because you want privacy doesn't mean you're hiding anything.  You put letters inside envelopes, don't you?  You close the door when you shower, don't you?  The problem is not you – the problem is the government's thought-police.)



If you love your
country but fear
your government,
then F9 is for you.

A growing awareness...
     More and more citizens are beginning to quietly resist the unfriendly, unaccountable, elitist mentality that pervades government.  How about you?  Browse the links along the left side of this page for insight into the situation.  Then click on Free F9 Subscription if you'd like to learn more about protecting your right to be left alone.
     Some of this material involves playing the game by Big Boys' Rules, so if you're easily offended by frank talk, please stay away.  (Hey, if you're happy and you know it, clank your leg-irons.)



How to get the most
from this Web site...

     This is a living Web site, constantly growing, changing, evolving.  No document ever represents our final position on a topic – and we reserve the right to contradict ourselves as we continue to expose the tactics of the government's secret agencies.
     After reading any of the pages at Spy & CounterSpy, return to this page (our home page).  All of the free features at our Web site can be accessed from this page.
     Our credo.  What principles does Spy & CounterSpy support?
1.  Individual privacy, yes – institutional secrecy, no.
2.  Individual empowerment, yes – the unaccountable elite, no.
3.  Family values, yes – government's war on the people, no.
Countersurveillance, antisurveillance, and underground urban activism are profound topics, but if you prefer instead to focus on the bigger picture, a statement of our political position is also available.


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You are not alone.  Here is a count of friends who have visited us.  They are
activists, concerned citizens, advocacy groups, dissidents, patriots, minorities, journalists –
people who believe in the US Constitution and what it stands for – freedom and fairness.
Between 450 and 900 of our friends visit us each day representing 90 countries.
Thank you for your support.

Updated 1 Feb. 1998


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