U.S. intelligence checks 'out of control': Carter

Mar 25, 2014

U.S. intelligence checks 'out of control': Carter

Former President Jimmy Carter said Monday that U.S. intelligence monitoring has run out of control since the 9/11 terrorist attacks, and he now handwrites and mails sensitive letters to foreign and American leaders because he is not sure his email or telephone lines are ...

U.S. first lady touts equality, education on China tour

Mar 25, 2014

U.S. first lady touts equality, education on China tour

U.S. first lady Michelle Obama promoted ethnic equality, the civil rights movement and religious freedom in China on Tuesday, raising the sensitive issues on a tour meant to avoid politics. “In America, we believe that no matter where you live or how much money ...

Mar 25, 2014

U.S. readies bill to end NSA's bulk data collection

President Barack Obama’s administration is readying a legislative plan to end the National Security Agency’s controversial bulk collection of telephone data, U.S. media reported Monday. The “NSA would end its systematic collection of data about Americans’ calling habits,” The New York Times reported online, ...

Mar 24, 2014

Obama to try to rally world to isolate Russia

President Barack Obama delved into a day of delicate diplomacy Monday as he sought to rally the international community around efforts to isolate Russia following its incursion into Ukraine. Hours after arriving in the Netherlands for a nuclear summit, Obama held one-on-one talks with ...

NSA targeted Chinese tech giant Huawei, report claims

Mar 23, 2014

NSA targeted Chinese tech giant Huawei, report claims

U.S. intelligence agencies hacked into the email servers of Chinese tech giant Huawei five years ago, around the time concerns were growing in Washington that the telecommunications equipment manufacturer was a threat to U.S. national security, two newspapers reported Saturday. The National Security Agency ...

U.S. first lady promotes freedom of speech in China

Mar 22, 2014

U.S. first lady promotes freedom of speech in China

U.S. First lady Michelle Obama told students in China, which has some of the world’s tightest restrictions on the Internet, that freedom of speech and unfettered access to information make countries stronger and should be universal rights. Obama was speaking Saturday at Peking University ...

Mar 21, 2014

Intelligence officials deny U.S. is waging industrial espionage

U.S. spy agencies on Thursday denied they are waging a vast industrial espionage campaign on behalf of American companies, as alleged by intelligence leaker Edward Snowden. The United States collects economic intelligence to try to assess the stability of governments and trace the financing ...

Mar 21, 2014

Google toughens security with Gmail encryption

Google said Thursday its popular Gmail service will use encryption to thwart snooping, the latest move by the tech sector reassuring customers following revelations about U.S. surveillance programs. “Your email is important to you, and making sure it stays safe and always available is ...