NBC's Brian Williams apologizes for false Iraq story

Feb 6, 2015

NBC's Brian Williams apologizes for false Iraq story

Brian Williams, a top American network news anchor, apologized Wednesday for incorrectly claiming as recently as last week that he rode on a helicopter that came under enemy fire when he was reporting in Iraq in 2003. Instead, the NBC Nightly News anchor said, ...

Tweaks, but little change to surveillance system Snowden revealed

Feb 4, 2015

Tweaks, but little change to surveillance system Snowden revealed

The Obama administration has announced a series of modest changes in the use of private data collected for intelligence purposes, a move that underscores how little the Edward Snowden revelations have impeded the National Security Agency’s exploitation of global Internet communications. Eighteen months after ...

Outspoken Saudi prince to launch pan-Arab news channel

Feb 1, 2015

Outspoken Saudi prince to launch pan-Arab news channel

An outspoken billionaire Saudi prince on Sunday launched a pan-Arab satellite news channel aimed at challenging established networks in the region. Prince Alwaleed bin Talal is a nephew of King Abdullah, who died on Jan. 23. In a highly conservative Islamic kingdom, Alwaleed, who ...

Jan 31, 2015

U.S. First lady defends 'American Sniper' at veterans event

First lady Michelle Obama urged Hollywood to give a more accurate portrayal of veterans and defended the Oscar-nominated “American Sniper,” which has received criticism for its depiction of war. Bradley Cooper, who is nominated for best actor for his portrayal of the late U.S. ...

Jan 29, 2015

Jordan arrests website pair over hostage swap rumors

Two managers of a Jordanian website have been arrested for spreading rumors that an Iraqi jihadi had been freed in exchange for a Japanese hostage, a judicial source said Thursday. The owner of the Saraya News site, Hashim al-Khalidi, and editor-in-chief Seif Obeidat could ...

Jan 29, 2015

Canada spying on global downloads: report

Canada’s electronic spy agency has been intercepting and analyzing data on up to 15 million file downloads daily as part of a global surveillance program, according to a report published on Wednesday. Critics said the revelations, made in 2012 documents obtained by former U.S. ...

Jan 28, 2015

Leak reveals key-logging software likely used by U.S. and allies

A program used by U.S. and British spies to record computer keystrokes was part of sophisticated hacking operations in more than a dozen countries, security experts said on Tuesday, after former NSA contractor Edward Snowden reportedly leaked the source code for the program. On ...