Intelligence Agencies

Before Election, U.S. Spies Heard Russians Discuss Ways to Sway Trump

WASHINGTON — American spies collected information last summer revealing that senior Russian intelligence and political officials were discussing how to exert influence over Donald J. Trump through his advisers, according to three current and former American officials familiar with the …

World News

Former CIA director: Trump sharing classified intel with Russians 'extremely unwise' and 'damaging'

President Donald Trump's reported sharing of highly classified information with Russian officials during a White House meeting on May 10th was …

Donald Trump

Government could 'exploit public fears' to launch attack on people's rights

Politicians may be about to use the horrific attacks in Manchester to exploit public fears and launch new policies, activists have warned.<p>The desire …

Surveillance

UK 'vulnerable to terror attacks by jihadis unable to reach Syria'

Both Islamic State and al-Qaida are calling for ‘frustrated travellers’ to stay at home and attack in the west instead, Whitehall source says<p>Britain has become more vulnerable to terrorist attacks because “frustrated travellers” are finding it more difficult to get to Syria and are being urged by …

Terrorism

President Trump's Twitter could be a boon for foreign intelligence gathering

President Trump is well-known for waking up early, watching cable news and fires off short missives on Twitter about whatever he's thinking that day.<p>With a waiting audience of 30 million followers, Trump denounces certain media organizations as "fake news," extols his own victory in the …

Donald Trump

Trump tried to get other intelligence agencies to interfere in FBI Russia investigation

Coats and Rogers refused to comply with the requests, which they both deemed to be inappropriate, according to two current and two former officials, …

James B. Comey

CIA director warned Russian security service chief against interference in election

WASHINGTON — Former CIA director John Brennan said Tuesday that he personally warned the head of Russia’s intelligence service last year that …

World Leaders

Trump Didn't Just Reveal Israeli ISIS Intel. He Revealed Why the US-Israel Alliance Is So Resilient.

Media reports about Donald Trump’s alleged exposure of Israeli intelligence to Russia regarding an ISIS terror plot have naturally focused on what …

Islamic State (ISIS)

China proposes law to codify investigations of foreigners

BEIJING (AP) — China's intelligence agencies would have stronger powers to monitor and investigate foreigners and conduct operations inside China and abroad under a newly proposed law codifying the work of Beijing's vast security apparatus.<p>The government under President Xi Jinping over the past …

Surveillance

Why Governments Won’t Let Go Of Secret Software Bugs

By Lily Hay Newman for WIRED.<p>It’s been three days since WannaCry ransomware attacks began rippling across the world, affecting more than 200,000 people and 10,000 organizations in 150 countries. And the threat of further infection still looms.<p>The pervasiveness of WannaCry reveals just how insidious …

EFF

What we know about US Russia probes

What is known about US investigations into Russian election meddling.<p>HOW DID INVESTIGATIONS BEGIN?<p>Former President Barack Obama ordered US …

Government

Trump's war with U.S. intelligence agencies just got a lot worse

After his election last fall, President Trump often seemed at war with the CIA and the 16 other U.S. intelligence agencies.<p>He likened them to Nazis. He mocked their judgment that Russia had intervened in the campaign to help him win. And he repeatedly accused them of leaking to the media to …

World Leaders

Why Trump's White House leaks

According to the Washington Post, President Donald Trump revealed highly classified information to the Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and …

James Comey

Microsoft faulted over ransomware while shifting blame to NSA

There's a blame game brewing over who's responsible for the massive cyberattack that infected hundreds of thousands of computers. Microsoft is …

Microsoft

What Happens When Intelligence Agencies Lose Faith in the President?

If bureaucrats restrict the information they share with political leaders, the damage could prove deep and lasting.<p>American military and intelligence agencies must assume from now on that the president of the United States is a security risk. He cannot be trusted to protect state secrets.<p>In a …

U.S. Presidency

US allies taken aback by intel sharing revelation

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> The revelation that President Donald Trump reportedly disclosed highly sensitive information to Russian officials is raising questions among some allied intelligence agencies about the security of details they share with their US counterparts.<p>"It's a big deal, and we want to make …

World Leaders

Trump blasted others over classified info

Over the past year, Donald Trump hammered Hillary Clinton and U.S. intelligence agencies on their handling of classified information.

Hillary Clinton

White House aides reel from another self-inflicted crisis

<b>The relationship between this White House and the intelligence agencies hasn't been great. President Donald Trump's recent disclosures have made things worse.</b><p>National Security Adviser HR McMaster stood on a driveway outside the White House on Monday evening and tried to explain a delicate situation …

The White House

The national security threat is a child Donald Trump | Editorial

Within just the past few days, President Trump has undercut the credibility of the surrogates he sends out to defend himself so many times that he …

Donald Trump

The many times Trump undermined, questioned, shocked and upset his own intelligence agencies

The fact that President Trump shared uber-secret information about the Islamic State with the Russians has intelligence officials in the know completely flabbergasted.<p>“Does he understand what's classified and what's not?” a former intelligence official told The Washington Post's Greg Miller and …

Politics

Top NSA Whistleblower: Ransomware Hack Due to 'Swindle of the Taxpayers' by Intelligence Agencies

‘This is what I called short sighted finite thinking on the part of the Intelligence Community managers. This is also what I called (for some years …

National Security Agency (NSA)

Microsoft blasts spy agencies for hoarding security exploits

Microsoft is hopping mad that leaked NSA exploits led to the "WannaCry" (aka "WannaCrypt") ransomware wreaking havoc on computers worldwide. Company President Brad Smith has posted a response to the attack that roasts the NSA, CIA and other intelligence agencies for hogging security vulnerabilities …

Microsoft

Vladimir Putin says Russia had "nothing to do" with cyber attacks and blamed US intelligence agencies for hack

Vladimir Putin has said Russia had "nothing to do" with the global cyber attacks that swept through NHS computers on Friday.<p>The Russian President …

Russia

‘Widespread’ torture by police in Pakistan condemned by United Nations

UN urges Pakistan to ‘incorporate into its legislation a specific definition of torture’ to be applied without exception<p>A UN committee has condemned the “widespread practice of torture” in Pakistan by police, the military and intelligence agencies in a report published on Friday, and called on …

Pakistan

Intelligence Officials Warn of Continued Russia Cyberthreats

WASHINGTON — On the same day that President Trump went on Twitter to renew his claim that the focus on Russian hacking was “a Democrat EXCUSE for losing the election,” his two top intelligence officials told the Senate on Thursday that Russian cyberactivities were the foremost threat facing the …

World Leaders

With Comey’s dismissal, the Russia investigation will soon be run by Trump allies

President Trump fired FBI Director James B. Comey, who was fewer than four years into what was supposed to be a 10-year term, on Tuesday evening. His ouster, which purportedly came because he mishandled the investigation of then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s private email server, is just the …

Government

What happened to our intel? Lacson asks after twin Quiapo blasts

Senator Panfilo Lacson wondered why there was still failure of intelligence despite the over P5 billion intelligence fund allotted to various …

Philippines

Australia's intelligence agencies to receive $75 million in funds previously dedicated to foreign aid

Photo: Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy/ IMDb.<p>The Turnbull government is expected to ramp up Australia’s intelligence agencies with an additional $75 …

Foreign Aid

N. Korea threatens to launch attack against intelligence agencies of S. Korea, U.S.

SEOUL, May 5 (Yonhap) -- North Korea threatened Friday to launch an anti-terrorist attack against the intelligence agencies of South Korea and the …

North Korea

(2nd LD) N. Korea threatens to launch attack against intelligence agencies of S. Korea, U.S.

(ATTN: UPDATES with more North Korean statement)<p>SEOUL, May 5 (Yonhap) -- North Korea threatened Friday to launch an anti-terrorist attack against the …

North Korea