Sessions, job security in hand, to vow a new crackdown on leaks

/ Aug 4, 2017

Sessions, job security in hand, to vow a new crackdown on leaks

Attorney General Jeff Sessions will detail the Justice Department's efforts to investigate and prosecute intelligence leaks Friday, echoing one of Donald Trump's chief concerns days after getting assurances that the president doesn't plan to fire him. Joined by Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats, Sessions ...

Swedish prosecutor drops rape probe against WikiLeaks' Assange

May 19, 2017

Swedish prosecutor drops rape probe against WikiLeaks' Assange

Swedish prosecutors on Friday dropped a seven-year rape investigation into Julian Assange, a legal victory for the WikiLeaks founder, who has been holed up in Ecuador's embassy in London since 2012. "Director of Public Prosecution, Marianne Ny, has today decided to discontinue the investigation regarding ...

WikiLeaks's Assange: bold publisher or Russian dupe?

/ Jan 8, 2017

WikiLeaks's Assange: bold publisher or Russian dupe?

Accusations that Russia interfered with the U.S. presidential election by leaking hacked documents via WikiLeaks have put a fresh spotlight on the crusading website's founder, Julian Assange. A report from the U.S. Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) released Friday accuses Russian President ...

Powell, Rice staffers also tied to classified personal emails

/ Feb 5, 2016

Powell, Rice staffers also tied to classified personal emails

ashington Former U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell and aides to his successor, Condoleezza Rice, both received classified information a handful of times via personal email accounts, the top Democrat on a congressional oversight panel said on Thursday. The findings come after nearly a year of ...

Despite price, nations turn to off-the-shelf spy software

Oct 16, 2015

Despite price, nations turn to off-the-shelf spy software

Researchers say some smaller, poorer nations are now using spy software, suggesting that recent data leaks and lawsuits have not deterred governments from investing in off-the-shelf cyberespionage products. Internet watchdog group Citizen Lab said in a report Thursday that it had found 33 "likely government ...

Aug 5, 2014

China urged to reveal payments for Africa's natural resources

China should publicly disclose what it pays African governments for extracting oil, gas and minerals as a way to level the playing field for companies worldwide and help countries get a fair deal for their natural resource wealth, billionaire investor George Soros said on ...