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 ...

NSA uses online tracking 'cookies' to find spy targets

| Dec 12, 2013

NSA uses online tracking 'cookies' to find spy targets

The National Security Agency is secretly using the tools that enable Internet advertisers to track consumers, using “cookies” and location data to pinpoint targets for government hacking and to bolster surveillance. The agency’s internal presentation slides, provided by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden, show ...

Nov 20, 2013

Spy chief admits Norway snoops on phones outside country

Norway’s military intelligence chief said Tuesday his country carries out surveillance on millions of phone calls in conflict areas around the world and shares that data with allies, including the United States. Lt. Gen. Kjell Grandhagen made the statement at a hastily organized news ...

Britain's spy chiefs face televised grilling

Nov 7, 2013

Britain's spy chiefs face televised grilling

The chiefs of Britain’s three intelligence agencies were to face an unprecedented public grilling Thursday, amid intense scrutiny of their work following the leaks from fugitive U.S. analyst Edward Snowden. The hearing brings Andrew Parker — director general of domestic intelligence agency MI5 — ...