U.S. spies unclear on COVID-19 spread in China, North Korea and Russia

World Mar 31, 2020

U.S. spies unclear on COVID-19 spread in China, North Korea and Russia

As U.S. spy agencies seek to assemble a precise picture of the world's coronavirus outbreaks, they are finding serious gaps in their ability to assess the situation in China, Russia and North Korea, according to five U.S. government sources familiar with the intelligence reporting. The ...

Israel spy agency joins anti-virus fight

World / Science & Health Mar 17, 2020

Israel spy agency joins anti-virus fight

Israel's internal security agency Shin Bet said Tuesday it has been mandated to collect information about citizens to fight the spread of the deadly coronavirus, a task it was undertaking with "immediate" effect. Involvement of the spy agency in tackling the pandemic has raised concerns ...

New documents show Huawei's role in violating U.S. sanctions on Iran

Business Mar 5, 2020

New documents show Huawei's role in violating U.S. sanctions on Iran

China's Huawei Technologies, which for years has denied violating American trade sanctions on Iran, was directly involved in sending prohibited U.S. computer equipment to Iran's largest mobile-phone operator, internal company records show. Among more than 100 pages of documents related to Huawei projects, two packing ...

Nancy Pelosi warns Europe that Huawei represents Chinese state police

Business / Tech Feb 18, 2020

Nancy Pelosi warns Europe that Huawei represents Chinese state police

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi stepped up U.S. warnings about Beijing's global telecommunications ambitions, saying Chinese operator Huawei Technologies Co. must be prevented from controlling the next generation of wireless networks. Pelosi said autocracy in China makes Huawei a threat to Western countries as they prepare ...