Mar 9, 2017

Contractors likely behind CIA leak: U.S. officials

Contractors likely breached security and handed over documents describing the Central Intelligence Agency’s use of hacking tools to anti-secrecy group WikiLeaks, U.S. intelligence and law enforcement officials said Wednesday.Two officials said intelligence agencies have been aware since the end of last year of the ...

CIA-backed aid for Syrian rebels frozen after Islamist attack: sources

Feb 22, 2017

CIA-backed aid for Syrian rebels frozen after Islamist attack: sources

CIA-coordinated military aid for rebels in northwest Syria has been frozen since they came under major Islamist attack last month, rebel sources said, raising doubts about foreign support key to their war against President Bashar Assad.Rebel officials said that no official explanation had been ...

Feb 9, 2017

Cyberexpert's arrest silences Russian contacts of some Western crime fighters

Russian cybersecurity experts have scaled back cooperation with Western contacts after one of their number was arrested in Moscow on treason charges, making it harder to fight global online crime, U.S. law-enforcement and industry sources say.Despite acrimonious relations between Russia and the United States ...

/ Feb 5, 2017

U.S. backs off bid to reopen CIA 'black site' prisons: officials

The Trump administration has for now backed off a draft executive order that would have called for a review of whether the United States should reopen overseas “black site” prisons, where interrogation techniques often condemned as torture were used, U.S. officials said.The New York ...

Philippines' Duterte blames CIA for botched terror raid

/ Jan 25, 2017

Philippines' Duterte blames CIA for botched terror raid

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said Tuesday the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency secretly orchestrated a botched raid targeting an alleged Islamic terrorist that left 44 Filipino policemen dead two years ago.Police commandos killed Zulkifli Abdhir, who was on the U.S. government’s list of “Most Wanted ...