Feb 29, 2016

South Korea lawmakers push record filibuster into seventh day

A record-breaking filibuster by South Korean opposition lawmakers entered its seventh day Monday in a bid to block a bill giving greater surveillance powers to the national spy agency. The marathon filibuster began last Tuesday and is being hailed as the world’s longest — ...

Jan 29, 2016

U.S., British spies hacked Israeli Air Force, say reports citing Snowden

The United States and Britain have monitored secret sorties and communications by Israel’s air force in a hacking operation dating back to 1998, according to documents attributed to leaks by former U.S. spy agency contractor Edward Snowden. Israel voiced disappointment at the disclosures, which ...

Jul 16, 2015

S. Korean court orders new trial for convicted ex-spy chief

South Korea’s Supreme Court on Thursday ordered a new trial for a former spy chief convicted of directing an online campaign to smear a main opposition candidate in the 2012 presidential election. The top court granted Won Sei-hoon a new trial after rejecting a ...

Mar 31, 2015

Spy agencies in technology arms race: MI6 chief

Spy agencies are caught in a “technology arms race” with terrorists and criminals, the new head of Britain’s MI6 said on Monday in his first public comments since becoming chief. Alex Younger defended the use of data by the Secret Intelligence Service, known as ...