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Being a developer for the Dutch intelligence service isn’t the easiest job in the world. But if you can cope with the secrecy and long screening process, it’s definitely an interesting one. “This job never gets boring.”. Today, she says, her name is Melanie. I’m speaking with a 30-something-year-old developer who works for the Dutch General Intelligence and Security Agency (or AIVD , in Dutch), which is why she cannot disclose her real name. Or any other personal details, for that matter. The agency resides in a bunker-like office in the Dutch city of Zoetermeer. Getting into the building, I quickly learn, is easier said than done. First, I’m buzzed in upon mentioning my name and appoint... Full story

28 March