Intelligence Agencies

Senators Seek Data on Americans Caught Up in Surveillance - Bloomberg

Washington (AP) -- A Democratic privacy advocate and libertarian-minded Republican are asking the nation's top intelligence official to release more …

Surveillance

We're spying on you for your own protection, says NSA, FBI

A new factsheet by the NSA and FBI has laid bare ludicrous contradictions in how US intelligence agencies choose to interpret a law designed to …

Surveillance

Did The FBI Use Garbage Opposition Research To Spy On An American?

The <i>Washington Post</i> used anonymous sources to report last week that the FBI obtained a secret court order last summer to spy on U.S. citizen Carter …

Russia

Parliamentary panel raps intelligence agencies for ‘failure’ to prevent terror attacks

A parliamentary panel has rapped intelligence agencies for the terror attacks in Pathankot, Uri and a few other places saying these strikes “exposed …

Terrorism

British intelligence passed Trump associates' communications with Russians on to US counterparts

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> British and other European intelligence agencies intercepted communications between associates of Donald Trump and Russian officials and other Russian individuals during the campaign and passed on those communications to their US counterparts, US congressional and law enforcement …

U.S. Politics

Reports: Western Agencies Picked Up 'Suspicious' Contacts Between Russians And Trump Associates In 2016

The CIA first learned of "suspicious" contacts between Trump associates and the Russians from iBritain’s GCHQ spy agency no later than the end of …

Vladimir Putin

French presidential candidate declares privacy war on tech giants

French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron has unleashed his latest campaign promise; to force internet companies to release encrypted messages to …

Surveillance

Alleged Russian hacker arrested in Spain

MADRID (AP) — An alleged Russian hacker has been detained in Spain at the request of American authorities, an arrest that set cybersecurity circles …

Spain

Protecting yourself from Internet-connected devices

The exploits appear to emphasize targeted attacks, such as collecting keystrokes or silently activating a Samsung TV’s microphone while the set is …

Security

Web inventor slams FCC for privacy violations

Sir Tim Berners-Lee has hit out at the US government and FCC following the decision to repeal ISP privacy rules which were put in place to provide …

Net Neutrality

Trump's acrimony with U.S. intelligence agencies is far from over

There have been conflicts between presidents, presidential candidates, and U.S. intelligence agencies, but Americans have arguably never seen the …

Surveillance

The Sovietization of the American Political-Media Establishment? (Audio)

Nation contributing editor Stephen F. Cohen and John Batchelor continue their weekly discussions of the new US-Russian Cold War. (Previous …

Russia

Trump on Twitter Renews Attacks on Clinton and Phone Tapping Claims

WASHINGTON — President Trump kicked off his week on Monday by renewing attacks on Hillary Clinton and her team on Twitter, while seizing on Fox News reports to justify his assertions that the Obama administration spied on him during last year’s campaign.<p>In a burst of four Twitter posts starting at …

National Security

Spy Merchants: What is electronic surveillance?

Al Jazeera's investigative unit answers your questions on privacy, and data security.<p>Everything you need to know about electronic surveillance. To scroll down to the answer, simply click the question:<p>What is electronic surveillance? <br>Who is doing this electronic surveillance? <br>Why is all this data …

Big Brother

US intelligence agencies fear rogue insiders as much as spies these days

WASHINGTON — Forget about spies. It’s rogue insiders that cause heartburn at U.S. intelligence agencies these days. Few spy cases have broken in the …

Cyberwarfare

Trump Is President. Now Encrypt Your Email.

In the weeks after Donald J. Trump won the election, a schism threatened to break my group of friends in two. Not a political argument brought about by the president-elect, or a philosophical fight over the future of the country, but a question of which app we should be using to chat: GroupMe or …

Security

Opinion: No, Russia didn't hack the election

Words matter. Cybersecurity is a complicated topic and it touches every aspect of our lives – from national security, to business transactions, to …

Democracy

Putin: 'Read my lips,' election interference claims are lies

When asked on Thursday if Russia meddled in the United States presidential election, Russian President Vladimir Putin responded by saying, "Read my lips: No."<p>Putin said he was "confident" that Russia did not interfere in last year's election, having quoted former President George H.W. Bush's 1988 …

Russia

White House Official Knew of Nunes Bombshell

Ryan Lizza: “Last Monday morning, shortly before the start of the hearing, a senior White House official told me, ‘You’ll see the setting of the …

Politics

Microsoft president takes stand against turning over data

Microsoft will continue its hard-line stance against handing over customer data to any government unless it is "legally compelled to," company …

Microsoft

The uncrackable problem of end-to-end encryption

The government wants a backdoor into WhatsApp. But that won't happen - and it wouldn't fix the problem we have, either.<p>The UK government has said it …

Encryption

U.K. Wants Access to Encrypted WhatsApp Messages

British government officials will meet with representatives of American technology companies this week to demand that they do more to help in the fight against terrorism and online hate speech, the latest in a widening global push against encryption technology that blocks access to the private …

Encryption

UK official calls for government access to encrypted iMessage, WhatsApp messages

Apple and other tech companies must provide government intelligence agencies access to encrypted messaging services, the United Kingdom's Home …

iOS

Alleged Surveillance of Trump Team Fuels Debate Over Government Spying

The chairman of the House intelligence committee surprised colleagues by saying he has evidence suggesting intelligence agencies may have misused and …

Surveillance

London attack: Home secretary says don't blame intelligence agencies

<b>Home Secretary Amber Rudd has warned against "pointing any finger of blame" at the security services over the London terror attack.</b><p>She told the BBC the agencies could not monitor everyone known to them around the clock.<p>Wednesday's attacker has been named by police as Khalid Masood, who was British …

Terrorism

Lone attackers are the biggest challenge for security services

After a run of 12 foiled terrorist plots, luck ran out at Westminster for the UK’s intelligence agencies. Now they must ask if they could have stopped it<p>Westminster attack: main report<p>The UK’s intelligence services have prevented 12 terrorist plots in the past three years but on Wednesday they …

Terrorism

Nunes: Trump Communications ‘Incidentally’ Collected By Intelligence Agencies

Devin Nunes, the Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee tells press he has been notified that Trump team communications have been “incidentally,” legally collected. He also said more names involved in Trump campaign have been unmasked but none of the information was related to the Russia …

Surveillance

HOUSE INTEL CHAIR: US intelligence agencies 'incidentally collected' information on Trump’s team during transition

The chairman of the House Intelligence Committee on Wednesday said he had seen reports that showed that the intelligence community had "incidentally collected" information about President Donald Trump's transition team.<p>In a brief press conference, Republican Rep. Devin Nunes of California said the …

Devin Nunes

Who’s listening? Sept. 11 lawyers ask if intelligence agencies are spying on them

Lawyers for the accused Sept. 11 plotters on Tuesday asked for an investigation into whether government spy agencies are eavesdropping on them and …

Terrorism

Trump's Russian imbroglio prompts Republican rethink on surveillance law | Reuters

By Dustin Volz<br>| WASHINGTON<p>WASHINGTON Some Republican lawmakers appear to be reassessing whether to make changes to a surveillance law that allows …

Surveillance