MI5 seeks Q – applications in invisible ink optional

For years Britain’s foreign intelligence service, MI6, had a Q – a figure, in fact and fiction, “whose team is responsible for innovative technology and gimmicks and gadgets and things like that,” as one of its officers puts it.Now, MI6’s sister service, MI5, is following suit. It has decided to recruit its own chief scientific adviser to “ensure policy and operations are underpinned by excellent scientific and technology advice”, officials said yesterday.This person will liaise with MI6, whose gadgets include invisible ink, hidden cameras and cartridges that squirt packages of information through the ether, and with GCHQ, whose information-crunching computers are among the largest in the world.

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