National Security Agency (NSA)

They're Going to Go for the Steal. How Can We Stop Them?

The Department of Homeland Security was so alarmed by what it saw the Russians doing [in 2016], it took the unprecedented step of arranging a …

Cybersecurity

Trump goes right back to siding with Putin over his intelligence community, it seems

President Trump responded to the uproar over his news conference with Vladimir Putin by assuring Americans on Tuesday that he agrees with the evaluations of the U.S. intelligence community.<p>Then, on Wednesday, he again seemed to dispute one of its most fundamental findings.<p>Appearing at a Cabinet …

Politics

The men and women who keep Israel safe

<b>ANALYSIS/OPINION:</b><p><b>SNAPSHOT: THE IDF AS NEVER SEEN BEFORE</b><p><b>By Yoav Limor and Ziv Koren</b><p><b>Gefen Publishing House, $50, 244 pages)</b><p>Last weekend’s dramatic …

Israel

Commentary: Trump has attacked U.S. intel agencies. Expect them to strike back.

The foundations of American national security are under assault. The battle lines are drawn. On one side stand the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Central Intelligence Agency, the National Security Agency. On the other: the commander-in-chief of the United States.<p>U.S. President Donald Trump …

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President Trump doesn't really know what makes America great

<b>(CNN) —</b> For the second summer in a row, President Trump stood in front of the press and demonstrated that he doesn't actually know what makes America great. The sounds of shocked gasps were audible from sea to shining sea on Monday as the US President stood next to Russian President, Vladimir …

Opinion

Trump claims he misspoke, walks back his explosive comments with Putin amid harsh blowback from allies and critics

President Donald Trump said Tuesday he misspoke a day earlier when he sided with Russian President Vladimir Putin on over the conclusion by the US intelligence committees that Russia had meddled in the 2016 US presidential election.<p>Trump said at the joint press conference with Putin he didn't "see …

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Fmr. NSA Director on cyber security: Russia, China are the bad actors

Cybersecurity

Trump versus US intelligence on Russian election interference

<b>(CNN, Washington) —</b> The US government is convinced Russia interfered in the 2016 election, the operation was ordered by Russian President Vladimir Putin, and it was designed to help Donald Trump win. The US intelligence community announced these conclusions in a bombshell report in January …

Politics

Turkish court rules to keep U.S. pastor in jail | Reuters.com

A Turkish court has ruled to keep in jail an American pastor being tried on terrorism and spying charges, a case which has deepened a rift between two NATO allies.<p>▲ Hide Transcript<p>▶ View Transcript<p>A Turkish court has ruled to keep in jail an American pastor being tried on terrorism and spying …

Spying

Indicted Russian national Maria Butina once reportedly tried to quiz a left-leaning civil rights group about its cyber vulnerabilities

<i>Sign up for the latest Russia investigation updates here»</i><p>Maria Butina, the 29-year-old Russian gun rights activist whom the US has accused of being a spy for the Russian government, apparently did not limit her outreach in US political circles to right-wing groups.<p>The Washington Post reported …

U.S. Politics

Curious path of Siberian gun lover accused of spying on US

By her early 20s, Maria Butina appeared to have a budding political career and a mini furniture empire in her remote Siberian hometown.<p>Then she …

Spying

EMP Risk is 'Not a Sideshow': Why One Cyber Attack Could Wipe Out 90% of US Population

WASHINGTON – In the past eight months, federal authorities have issued public warnings about foreign hackers penetrating the US power grid and other …

Cybersecurity

Fitness app Polar revealed not only where U.S. military personnel worked, but where they lived

Less than seven months ago, a group of journalists and Internet sleuths reported that the fitness-tracking application Strava was revealing highly sensitive information about U.S. military personnel around the world, including in Iraq and Syria. The security breach, which alarmed lawmakers and …

National Security

Trump again contradicts U.S. Intelligence on Russia

View Caption Hide Caption<p>For the second time this week, President Donald Trump publicly went against the findings of the U.S. Intelligence Community …

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Despite clarification, Trump's Russia remarks put intel chiefs in tough spot

U.S. intelligence chiefs found themselves in a precarious position twice this week — first when President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump says he doesn't …

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The Briefing: Don't avert your eyes

WASHINGTON – You saw the handshake, and the resolute look on President Trump's face, and the coy little grin – or was it a smirk? – on the face of …

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U.S. envoy says disappointed by pastor's continued detention in Turkey

ALIAGA, Turkey (Reuters) - The U.S. charge d’affaires in Turkey said on Wednesday he was disappointed by a Turkish court’s decision to keep an American pastor in jail while his trial on terrorism and spying charges continues.<p>Philip Kosnett told reporters he was concerned about the status of the …

Spying

‘Preparing the battlefield’: Hackers implant digital grenades in industrial networks

The United States pioneered the use of cyberweapons when it shattered Iran’s nuclear centrifuges in 2010 but such devastating cyber tools have spread …

Cybersecurity

John Brennan, famous for lying and spying on the Senate, baselessly accuses Trump of treason

The deal here is simple: So long as former CIA Director John Brennan appears on television to lecture Americans on good versus evil, I will remind …

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How to tell if your smart TV is watching you

Is your TV spying on you? Probably. Smart TVs are often fitted with cameras and microphones, as well as internal memories, which can be used to monitor what we're doing, saying and watching.<p>According to data from business intelligence portal Statista, 38 per cent of TV sets in the UK last year were …

Gear & Gadgets

Comey: Vote Democrat to Support Our Country's Values of Spying on Political Opponents

James Comey, an American hero who likes to post shots of himself looking at sunsets and national monuments on Twitter, would like us to vote for the …

Spying

Former U.S. intelligence officer accused of spying for China pleads not guilty

SALT LAKE CITY — A former U.S. intelligence officer has pleaded not guilty to charges he tried to sell secrets to China.<p>Ron Rockwell Hansen entered …

Spying

'Dangerous Political Game' by Dems: McCaul, House GOP to Hold Vote to Support ICE

House Republicans are planning to hold a vote on a resolution expressing the House’s support for Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and condemning the idea of abolishing the agency.<p>House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) said the move is in response to Democrats introducing a bill to …

U.S. Dept. of Defense

Brett Kavanaugh’s Fourth Amendment Blind Spot

This week Rand Paul, the libertarian-leaning Republican senator from Kentucky, said he was "worried" and "disappointed" by Supreme Court nominee …

Surveillance

India can’t become a surveillance state | editorials

It has made the apex court invoke Big Brother. The Supreme Court on Friday issued notice to the centre over its decision to establish a social media …

Social Media

Tonight: 7pm ET #OccupyLafayettePark ...Tick-Tock

If you’re in the DC area, celebrate the beginning of the end of the reign of error<p>x<p>My favorite sign at #OccupyLafayettePark<br>It's on again tonight. …

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U.S. Intelligence Community Reacts With Fury to Trump’s Rebuke

WASHINGTON — President Trump, in the words of a former C.I.A. director, Michael V. Hayden, appeared “raw, naked and unfiltered.” John O. Brennan, another former spy chief, called the president’s performance “treasonous.” And Mark M. Lowenthal, a former C.I.A. assistant director and congressional …

Politics

NSA, Cyber Command to counter Russian meddling without White House guidance

Paul Nakasone, who heads both the National Security Agency and U.S. Cyber Command, has directed both security branches to coordinate actions to …

Politics

'The Steele Dossier Absolutely Rings True to Me': Retired Lt. Colonel Explains Why Putin Is Lying About Russian Spying

The Steele Dossier is once again making headlines after President Donald Trump met with Russian President Vladimir Putin.<p>The reason is simple: …

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The Russia Investigation's Intelligence Is 'A Triumph' -- Trump Should Trust It

The intelligence and security worlds were left flabbergasted yesterday as President Trump appeared to have doubts about his intelligence team that blamed Russia for the digital attacks on the Democratic National Committee and other political bodies in 2016.<p>On the one hand, the president said he had …

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