Sep 12, 2015

Japan, U.S. to enhance maritime surveillance from space

Japan and the United States agreed Friday to strengthen their cooperation on maritime surveillance using satellites, apparently with China’s military advances in mind. At a meeting in Tokyo as part of their “comprehensive dialogue on space,” the two governments also agreed to keep close ...

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 ...