Aug 29, 2015

Court reverses ruling that found NSA program illegal

A federal appeals court on Friday ruled in favor of the Obama administration in a dispute over the National Security Agency’s bulk collection of telephone data on hundreds of millions of Americans. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit reversed ...

U.S. man who spied for Israel could be freed from prison soon

Jul 25, 2015

U.S. man who spied for Israel could be freed from prison soon

Jonathan Pollard, an American who was convicted of spying for Israel in a sensational espionage case that inflamed public sentiment, could be released from federal prison within months, his lawyer and the Justice Department said Friday. Pollard becomes eligible for parole in November, on ...

German spy chief thanks Snowden for raising counter-espionage awareness

Jul 22, 2015

German spy chief thanks Snowden for raising counter-espionage awareness

Germany’s domestic intelligence chief said Tuesday that the revelations by Edward Snowden have had at least one positive effect, by raising awareness about the importance of counter-espionage. Hans-Georg Maassen told a gathering of business leaders in the southwestern city of Stuttgart that after the ...

Jul 19, 2015

Dead South Korean agent left note denying spying on civilians

A South Korean government agent who was found dead in an apparent suicide left a note denying suspicion that the National Intelligence Service has been spying on South Koreans by intercepting cellphone and computer conversations, police said Sunday. The 46-year-old NIS agent was found ...

U.S. spy agency tapped German chancellery for decades: WikiLeaks

Jul 10, 2015

U.S. spy agency tapped German chancellery for decades: WikiLeaks

The U.S. National Security Agency tapped phone calls involving German Chancellor Angela Merkel and her closest advisers for years and spied on the staff of her predecessors, according to WikiLeaks. A report released by the group suggested NSA spying on Merkel and her staff ...

Jun 30, 2015

WikiLeaks: NSA spied on top French finance officers

WikiLeaks released documents Monday night that it says show the U.S. National Security Agency eavesdropped on France’s top finance officials and high-stakes French export bids for over a decade, in what the group called targeted economic espionage. France and the U.S. didn’t immediately respond ...

Jun 20, 2015

U.S. employee data breach tied to Chinese intelligence: sources

The Chinese hacking group that is suspected of stealing sensitive information about millions of current and former U.S. government employees has a different mission and organizational structure than the military hackers who have been accused of other U.S. data breaches, according to people familiar ...