Dec 18, 2014

Spy freed by Cuba ID'd key Cuban agents in U.S. government: top intel chief

A Cuban national freed from prison by the Cuban government provided "critical assistance" to United States agencies in exposing Cuban agents who had infiltrated the U.S. government, the U.S. Director of National Intelligence's office said on Wednesday. The informant, whose identity U.S. officials declined to ...

Sep 30, 2014

Obama: U.S. 'underestimated' Islamic State threat

President Barack Obama is acknowledging that U.S. intelligence agencies underestimated the threat from Islamic State militants in the Middle East and overestimated the ability and will of Iraq's army to fight such extremists. Obama described the U.S. intelligence assessments in response to a question during ...

/ Jun 21, 2013

In electronic snooping, level of oversight is key


Americans are learning what electronics whizzes and hackers have known all along — that computers and smartphones, which make our lives more productive and entertaining, have at the same time ended privacy as most of us have understood it. Every e-mail, cellphone call, transferred photo, ...

China's cyberspies outwit model for James Bond's Q

May 15, 2013

China's cyberspies outwit model for James Bond's Q

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Among defense contractors, QinetiQ North America is known for spy-world connections and an eye-popping product line. Its contributions to national security include secret satellites, drones and software used by U.S. special forces in Afghanistan and the Middle East. Former CIA Director George Tenet was a ...