Jan 18, 2017

Russia extends residence permit for Snowden

Russian authorities have extended a residence permit for U.S. intelligence contractor Edward Snowden, who leaked thousands of secret documents from the National Security Agency. Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said in a post on Facebook late on Tuesday that Snowden’s residence permit has ...

Dec 17, 2016

U.S. to disclose estimate of number of Americans under surveillance

The U.S. intelligence community will soon disclose an estimate of the number of Americans whose electronic communications have been caught in the crosshairs of online surveillance programs intended for foreigners, U.S. lawmakers said in a letter seen by Reuters on Friday. The estimate, requested ...

Dec 16, 2016

Russia election hacking seen a major threat in U.S., Europe

U.S. allegations that Russia hacked political party computers and leaked documents to sabotage the presidential campaign of Hillary Clinton have echoes in Europe, where both France and Germany plan elections in 2017. Here is what officials are saying about the Russian cyberthreat: United States ...

Obama vows retaliation against Russia over political hacking

Dec 16, 2016

Obama vows retaliation against Russia over political hacking

The Obama administration suggested Thursday that Russian President Vladimir Putin personally authorized the hacking of Democratic officials’ email accounts in the run-up to the presidential election and said it was a “fact” that hacking had helped President-elect Donald Trump’s campaign. The White House also ...