Dec 1, 2016

FBI to gain expanded hacking powers as Senate effort to block fails

A last-ditch effort in the Senate to block or delay rule changes that would expand the U.S. government’s hacking powers failed Wednesday, despite concerns that the changes would jeopardize the privacy rights of innocent Americans and risk possible abuse by the incoming administration of ...

Nov 19, 2016

China indicts fourth Japanese over alleged spying

A Japanese man in his 70s has been indicted in China after he was detained in Beijing in June last year for allegedly spying, informed sources told Jiji Press. With the latest move, all four Japanese detained in China last year for suspected espionage ...

Oct 21, 2016

U.S. spy worker stole an 'astonishing quantity' of data, prosecutors say

US prosecutors on Thursday said they expected to file espionage charges against a private contractor for the National Security Agency suspected of stealing an “astonishing quantity” of classified information. Harold Martin III was arrested August 27 in Maryland and poses a “grave danger” to ...

Julian Assange: WikiLeaks' fugitive antihero

Oct 4, 2016

Julian Assange: WikiLeaks' fugitive antihero

As WikiLeaks celebrates its 10th anniversary, its founder Julian Assange remains holed up in Ecuador’s embassy in London, where he has lived for more than four years to avoid arrest. To his supporters, the case of the pale, lanky Australian ex-hacker stuck in a ...

U.K. files show how double agent tricked Germans over D-Day

Sep 28, 2016

U.K. files show how double agent tricked Germans over D-Day

Secret files released in Britain Wednesday shed new light on how a Spaniard dubbed the greatest double agent of World War II tricked Germany with false intelligence about the D-Day Normandy landings. Juan Pujol, code-named Garbo, was one of British intelligence service MI5’s most ...