National Security Agency (NSA)

Former Flynn associate says phone records contradict whistleblower's account

A former business associate of Michael Flynn told lawmakers that phone records contradict an anonymous whistleblower's allegation that the ex-national security adviser sent an Inauguration Day text declaring a controversial Middle East nuclear energy deal "good to go," according to a letter …

Politics

In Secret Court Trial, Russia Charges 'CIA Spy' With Treason

A Russian national is on trial accused of state treason, with reports suggesting the charges relate to an attempt to hand over sensitive military …

Russia

Ex-Flynn associate says phone records contradict anonymous whistleblower's account

A former business associate for President Trump's ex-national security adviser Michael Flynn informed lawmakers that his phone records disprove an anonymous whistleblower's account that Flynn sent a text message on Inauguration Day stating that a plan to build nuclear plants across the Middle East …

U.S. Politics

Former CIA Director Regrets How Intel Agencies Treated Trump

'I think there were downsides to it'

John Brennan

The Truth About Espionage

As we finish out the year 2017, America is in the grips of spy-mania. The hunt for secret agents of the Kremlin is afoot in our nation’s capital in a …

Russia

Sim card maker Gemalto jumps 34% on Atos bid

December 12, 2017<p>Shares in Gemalto, the Amsterdam-based Sim card manufacturer, soared 33.5 per cent on Tuesday after larger rival Atos revealed an …

BNP Paribas

Netflix accused of spying on users after 'creepy' tweet

Referencing A Christmas Prince, a film Netflix produced and is extensively promoting, the company claimed 53 users had watched it every day for the …

UK News

Russian Suspected of Spying for CIA Arrested in Moscow

Zhitnyuk is suspected of giving the CIA sensitive information relating to the Russian Navy

Russia

SEC Issues $4.1 Million Award to Overseas Whistleblower

On December 5, 2017, the SEC announced a whistleblower award of more than $4.1 million to an overseas former company insider. The SEC declined to …

Law

Congress under pressure to reauthorize surveillance law

Congress is under the gun to reauthorize a major surveillance law in a debate that has been overshadowed by other major policy fights, like net …

Surveillance

6 Reasons Why Stopping Worldwide Terrorism Is So Challenging

A January 2017 Pew survey showed that Americans rate terrorism as the top priority for the Trump administration and Congress. They put the issue …

Terrorism

CIA Failure to Stop Russian Election Meddling Compared to 9/11 Mistakes by Ex-Spy Chief

Michael Morell, the former deputy director of the CIA, has compared the agency’s failure to anticipate the threat posed by Russian election meddling …

Russia

No matter what Infosys does, a persistent whistleblower just won’t let go

From bringing back a co-founder to appointing a new CEO, Infosys is doing everything it can to turn the tide, but its troubles just don’t seem to be ending.<p>On Dec. 09, the anonymous whistleblower who had earlier raised questions over corporate governance at Infosys, asked the Securities and …

Business

Morell: Russian election hacking resulted from multiple intelligence failures

Michael Morell, the former deputy director of the CIA, in a new interview attributed Russia's interference in the United States elections to various …

James Clapper

German spy agency warns of Chinese LinkedIn espionage

<b>China is using fake LinkedIn profiles to gather information on German officials and politicians, the German intelligence agency (BfV) has said.</b><p>The agency alleges that Chinese intelligence used the networking site to target at least 10,000 Germans, possibly to recruit them as informants.<p>It released …

Technology

China Is Spying on the West Using LinkedIn, Intelligence Agency Claims

China has denied using LinkedIn to infiltrate political and business circles in Germany, following claims from German intelligence services that …

Surveillance

German domestic intelligence agency publishes details of alleged covert Chinese social media profiles

Germany’s intelligence service has published the details of social network profiles which it says are fronts faked by Chinese intelligence to gather …

CIA

China spy threat theory undermines ties

Germany's intelligence agency BfV on Sunday published the details of some profiles of academics and consultants that claim to belong to reputable …

News (China)

Germany’s cyber espionage allegations are an old trick

Germany’s intelligence agency BfV has claimed that China is using fake LinkedIn profiles as a means of spying on German officials and politicians, …

News (China)

Warrantless surveillance can continue until April, say Feds

Thought the warrantless surveillance legally enabled by FISA Section 702 was due to go belly up if not reauthorized by New Year’s Eve? Think again, …

Surveillance

The U.S. Has Way Too Many Secrets

A Q&A with Tom Blanton, director of the National Security Archive, on the historical value of Hillary Clinton's emails, the sins of Julian Assange, and what national secrets are really worth keeping.<p>How much does it cost to keep a secret? Well, the U.S. government sort of has an answer: $16.89 …

Business

Lawmakers Demand Transparency and Restrictions on FBI Spying Powers

Section 702 of the FISA Amendments Act sunsets in three weeks. The statute's expiration could curtail the ability of intelligence and law enforcement …

Surveillance

Pentagon Papers whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg on Trump and North Korea

December 8, 2017<p>I am half-expecting an invalid to turn up. Daniel Ellsberg’s publisher had emailed a week before to say he had been suffering from …

Daniel Ellsberg

Daniel Ellsberg Reveals He Was a Nuclear War Planner, Warns of Nuclear Winter & Global Starvation

Could tension between President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un bring us to the brink of nuclear war? As tensions ramp up, we discuss what …

War

New rule coming for US names mentioned in spy reports

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's national intelligence director is tightening rules for the internal disclosure of Americans' names that are omitted from classified reports.<p>Such names in intelligence reports are often concealed. Government officials can ask for a name to be revealed to …

U.S. Politics

US Section 702 spying rules get deadline extension until April

Proving that nothing is what it seems when it comes to mass surveillance, the hard deadline of December 31 for the controversial section 702 spying …

Surveillance

Gen. Michael Hayden Discusses Surveillance and the War on Terror at the 9/11 Memorial Museum

Speaking at the 9/11 Memorial Museum on Wednesday, Gen. Michael Hayden, a former CIA and National Security Agency Director, participated in a …

Surveillance

The Psychology Of Conspiracy Theories

<i>“We expect politicians to lie to us but we want to trust the government, that is like just plain stupid” FeatherLeaf</i><p>911 was an inside job. We never …

Patriot Act

Google’s true origin partly lies in CIA and NSA research grants for mass surveillance

Two decades ago, the US intelligence community worked closely with Silicon Valley in an effort to track citizens in cyberspace. And Google is at the heart of that origin story. Some of the research that led to Google’s ambitious creation was funded and coordinated by a research group established by …

Big Ideas

The Whistleblower Who Could Have Prevented 9/11

A congressional report found that, before September 11, 2001, intelligence agencies were poorly organized, poorly equipped, and slow to pursue clues …

Surveillance