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 ...

Mar 25, 2015

U.S. to keep briefing Israel on Iran talks amid spying row

The U.S. administration will continue to brief Israel on its secret nuclear negotiations with Iran, U.S. officials said Tuesday, despite allegations the Jewish state has been spying on the talks. “We’ve spoken in the past to our concern … about leaks of certain sensitive ...

Feb 17, 2015

Japan to raise maximum fine for spying by foreign firms

The government plans to raise the maximum fine for thefts of domestic trade secrets by foreign firms, such as product designs and marketing manuals, from ¥300 million to ¥1 billion, according to informed sources. The government hopes the larger fine will discourage spying activities ...

Feb 17, 2015

Russian researchers expose breakthrough U.S. spying program

The U.S. National Security Agency has figured out how to hide spying software deep within hard drives made by Western Digital, Seagate, Toshiba and other top manufacturers, giving the agency the means to eavesdrop on the majority of the world’s computers, according to cyber ...

Dec 19, 2014

Germany arrests trio accused of spying for Turkey

German prosecutors said Thursday that they have arrested three Turkish men accused of spying on compatriots in Germany for Turkish intelligence. The federal prosecutor’s office said two of the suspects — identified in line with German privacy rules only as Muhammad Taha G. and ...

Nov 18, 2014

Poland, Russian expel diplomats over spying

Russian and Polish officials confirmed Monday that they have carried out tit-for-tat diplomatic expulsions in an espionage affair that highlights intensified efforts by Moscow to penetrate NATO counties and a new determination by the West to fight back. As tensions grow over Russia’s military ...

Aug 1, 2014

CIA apologizes for spying on U.S. Senate

The head of the CIA has apologized to U.S. lawmakers after an investigation confirmed claims that his officers had “improperly” accessed Senate computers, the agency said Thursday. In March, CIA Director John Brennan dismissed allegations the agency had spied on Senate Intelligence Committee investigators ...

Germany boots CIA station chief amid spy row

Jul 11, 2014

Germany boots CIA station chief amid spy row

Germany on Thursday expelled the CIA station chief in Berlin in an escalating row over alleged spying by the U.S. that has opened the worst diplomatic rift in years between the Western allies. The expulsion comes after two suspected U.S. spy cases were uncovered ...

Jul 4, 2014

NSA surveillance needs more alert watchdog

by Susan Crawford

A U.S. senator now worries that there isn't the judicial oversight to prevent the National Security Agency from using its access to the giant pile of foreign-intelligence information it has collected over many years to conduct warrantless searches for communications from Americans.

Greenwald claims his book reveals 'true picture' of Snowden

May 15, 2014

Greenwald claims his book reveals 'true picture' of Snowden

Journalist Glenn Greenwald said Wednesday his book describing the sequence of events around Edward Snowden’s release of classified documents demonstrates the fugitive former contractor was neither “reckless” nor “treasonous.” In an appearance in Washington, Greenwald said the former National Security Agency contractor carefully sorted ...

U.S. built 'Cuba Twitter' to sow unrest

Apr 3, 2014

U.S. built 'Cuba Twitter' to sow unrest

The U.S. government masterminded the creation of a “Cuban Twitter” — a communications network designed to undermine the communist government in Cuba, built with secret shell companies and financed through foreign banks, The Associated Press has learned. The project, which lasted more than two ...

U.S. mulls release of Israeli spy Pollard as Mideast peace incentive

Apr 1, 2014

U.S. mulls release of Israeli spy Pollard as Mideast peace incentive

The United States is talking with Israel about releasing convicted spy Jonathan Pollard early from his life sentence as an incentive to the Israelis in the troubled Mideast peace negotiations, people familiar with the talks said Monday. Releasing Pollard, a thorn in U.S.-Israeli relations ...