National Security Agency (NSA)

Trump says he'll allow the release of classified JFK assassination files

President Donald Trump on Saturday said that “subject to the receipt of further information” he will release classified files related to the 1963 assassination of President John F. Kennedy.<p>“Subject to the receipt of further information, I will be allowing, as President, the long blocked and …

Politics

Trump has pledged to release the secret JFK files—but spies don't want them made public

For decades, conspiracy theorists have speculated about the 1963 assassination of President John F. Kennedy. And on Saturday, President Trump, who …

Donald Trump

Trump Authorizes Release of JFK Assassination Documents

President Trump authorized the release of documents related to the 1963 assassination of President John F. Kennedy despite concerns from the National …

JFK Assassination

My time at the White House convinced me of the urgency of reforming surveillance

Around the time Edward Snowden began working for as a computer specialist for the intelligence community in 2006, I decided to leave my job as a lawyer for the American Civil Liberties Union to go inside America’s growing surveillance state. Congress had created a new office: an office of privacy …

Surveillance

Donald Trump I'm Releasing Secret JFK Documents Hey CIA, Nervous Much?

Next week could prove to be a seismic event in our nation's history, because Donald Trump just announced he will release document our intelligence …

Donald Trump

Canada's spy agency releases its own anti-malware tool to the public

The CSE says its scalability makes it an ideal fit for enterprise applications<p>Canada's cyber defence agency has made the source code for its internal …

U.S. Dept. of Defense

Trump Says He’ll Allow Release of Classified JFK Files

President Trump on Saturday said he would allow the release of confidential files on the assassination of former President John F. Kennedy. “Subject to the receipt of further information, I will be allowing, as President, the long blocked and classified JFK FILES to be opened,” Trump announced on …

CIA ‘working to take down’ WikiLeaks threat, agency chief says

The head of the CIA lumped WikiLeaks with al Qaeda and the Islamic State and said his agency is working toward reducing the “enormous threat” posed …

Mike Pompeo

Remembering Ann Caracristi

It’s unfathomable that “The hidden figures of WWII code-breaking,” Elaine Showalter’s Oct. 8 Book World review of Liza Mundy’s book “Code Girls,” only once mentioned Ann Caracristi by name, and then only to attribute to her an inane quote [Outlook].<p>Caracristi went from “code girl” to a career of …

Opinion

Under Trump, Brags Mike Pompeo, CIA Will Be 'Much More Vicious Agency'

Trump "has promised that he will have our backs," says CIA head

Liberal View

'The nail in the coffin': Russia's top cyber-firm may have made a 'catastrophic' mistake

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Cybersecurity

CIA director distorts intelligence community’s findings on Russian interference

CIA Director Mike Pompeo declared Thursday that U.S. intelligence agencies determined that Russia’s interference in the 2016 American presidential election did not alter the outcome, a statement that distorted spy agency findings.<p>“The intelligence community’s assessment is that the Russian meddling …

News (U.S.)

Trump Likely to Block Release of Some JFK Files

If the decision holds, it could contribute to the belief that the government has something to hide.<p>Conspiracy theorists of the world, get ready for some bad news.<p>Trump administration and other government officials say privately that President Trump is almost certain to block the release of …

Politics

How Russian Firm Might Have Siphoned Tools from the NSA

Kaspersky Lab has come under intense scrutiny after its antivirus software was linked to the breach of an NSA employee’s home computer in 2015 by …

Security

Former Mossad chief: US leaks of Israeli intel not fatal to relationship

Tamir Pardo, the former director of the Israeli intelligence and counterterrorism agency Mossad, said that recent intelligence leaks would not have …

Israel

All Alternative-Right and Nationalist Groups Should Be Formally Declared Terrorist Organizations | We the People: Your Voice in Our Government

The Alternative-Right and (White) Nationalist movements are simply the Ku Klux Klan rebranded. There are many gangs within the AltR/Nationalist …

Patriot Act

NSA won't say if it knew about KRACK, but don't look to this leaked doc for answers

Given how the NSA has tried to hack anything it can, many looked to one top secret leaked document for answers.<p>The National Security Agency won't say …

Information Security

Canada's 'super secret spy agency' is releasing a malware-fighting tool to the public

'This is something new for CSE,' says the agency, which is trying to shed its old reputation<p>Canada's electronic spy agency says it is taking the …

John O'Brien

A Turf War Is Tearing Apart the Intel Community’s Watchdog Office

Dan Meyer and a team of employees from the U.S. intelligence community watchdog’s office were set to travel overseas to a contractor’s office where …

Surveillance

Senate Intelligence Committee to debate in secret a bill that would renew a powerful spy tool

The Senate Intelligence Committee is planning on Tuesday to debate in secret a bill that would reauthorize a powerful surveillance authority without imposing any new restraints on the FBI’s ability to search and use the communications of Americans gathered under that law in national security and …

Surveillance

Seeking To Root Out Leakers, The Intelligence Community Is Destroying Official Routes For Whistleblowers

The Trump Administration is continuing its war on leakers. It's probably meant to keep whistleblowers at bay as well. This isn't necessarily a trait …

Surveillance

Spy v spy v spy in Kaspersky case

There’s too the paranoia around services emanating from countries with totalitarian regimes. Both Kaspersky Lab and China’s Huawei have been the …

Business (Australia)

Why High-Profile Events Like Mass Shootings Often Don’t Lead To Policy Change

The NRA announced earlier this month that it would support measures to limit the sales of a device called a bump fire stock, which makes …

Gun Control

Sources: in wake of spying accusations, Kaspersky's business is struggling, especially in US

Kaspersky Lab

SAMSUNG WARNS CUSTOMERS NOT TO DISCUSS PERSONAL INFORMATION IN FRONT OF SMART TVS

I am reporting this as I sit squarely in front of my high definition big screen Samsung smart TV. Not even kidding.<p>And to think that someone could be …

Samsung

Chinese army documents leak set to embarrass Beijing

In the vaults of Amazon.com’s self publishing market place, a growing series of books exposing China’s dark secrets is seeing the light. Six books …

Asia Pacific

CIA watchdog nominee says he never read torture report

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's nominee to be the CIA's independent watchdog told Congress on Tuesday that he's never read the Senate's so-called torture report, an exhaustive, classified report of the agency's treatment of terror suspects after 9/11.<p>Christopher Sharpley, who has been …

Politics

Indonesia: US Documents Released on 1965-66 Massacres

Expand One of 39 US Embassy in Jakarta declassified documents showing US government knowledge of the mass killings in Indonesia in 1965-66. Published …

Human Rights

So You Want to Be a Leaker?

In conjunction with the refresh of ForeignPolicy.com, FP is rolling out SecureDrop in our newsroom. The encrypted submission system allows users to …

Surveillance

Whistleblower Protections in USA Liberty Act Not Enough

The USA Liberty Act fails to safeguard whistleblowers—both as federal employees and contractors—because of a total lack of protection from criminal …

Surveillance