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 ...

Aug 3, 2015

Government calls U.S. spying allegations 'deeply regrettable'

The government on Monday described claims that Washington spied on Japanese politicians and major firms as “deeply regrettable,” in its first official response to revelations from whistle-blower group WikiLeaks. “I will withhold comment. But if this is true, as an ally, it’s deeply regrettable,” ...

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 ...

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 ...

NSA 'snooped' on last three French leaders

Jun 24, 2015

NSA 'snooped' on last three French leaders

France summoned the U.S. ambassador to the Foreign Ministry on Wednesday following revelations by WikiLeaks that the U.S. National Security Agency eavesdropped on the past three French presidents. In the wake of what French President Francois Hollande described as an “unacceptable” security breach, Jane ...