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 ...

Senator accuses CIA of meddling in torture probe

Mar 12, 2014

Senator accuses CIA of meddling in torture probe

The head of the U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee accused the CIA Tuesday of criminal activity in improperly searching a computer network set up for lawmakers investigating allegations that the agency used torture as a tool in its terror investigations during the Bush administration. Democrat ...

Jan 21, 2014

Obama's still spying on you, no matter what he says

by Noah Feldman

If you're worried that the government has already collected enough phone-call metadata to map out the details of your life at the click of a button, then President Barack Obama's much-hyped speech recently on intelligence gathering will probably do little to allay your concerns.

Snowden 'an indoor cat' in Moscow, says he's 'won'

Dec 25, 2013

Snowden 'an indoor cat' in Moscow, says he's 'won'

Keeping a mostly low profile as a U.S. fugitive in Moscow, former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden has suddenly resurfaced in the media, saying he is confident his personal “mission is already accomplished” and he has “already won” after leaking NSA secrets. The ...