Spying

Cal Thomas: The bold move Trump can make to get to bottom of Russian 'meddling' in 2016 election

Did President Trump bungle the moment in Helsinki by casting doubt on American intelligence findings that Russian agents “meddled” in the 2016 election? His critics, including some Republicans, say so — and on Tuesday, Trump said he had misspoken when he expressed doubt about Russian culpability — …

Opinion

Russian officials to meet suspected spy jailed in US

Russian Embassy officials are to meet with a Siberian gun rights activist jailed in Washington on charges of spying on the United States.<p>The Embassy …

United States

NYT: Trump Knew Putin Ordered Election Meddling Before Inauguration

Intelligence officials informed President Donald Trump two weeks before he took office that Russian President Vladimir Putin directed his spying …

Donald Trump

Who is Maria Butina, the gun activist and student charged with spying for Russia?

To some she was the flame-haired Russian face of their country’s gun lobby. To others she was a journalist. Some saw her as a mere student.<p>But to the US government, she was a suspected spy.<p>Now Maria Butina, 29, is facing federal conspiracy charges, appearing in court on Wednesday in Washington …

Russia

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 …

National Security Agency (NSA)

Forget Russia, FBI Director says China is 'the broadest, most significant' threat to the US and its espionage is active in all 50 states

Amid rampant discussion about Russia's election intereference and espionage activities, FBI Director Christopher Wray has deemed China the largest and most concerning threat to the US.<p>Speaking at the Aspen Security Forum on Wednesday, Wray was asked about whether he sees China as an adversary and, …

U.S. Politics

US pastor denied release in latest trial hearing in Turkey

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — A Turkish court on Wednesday again denied a request for the release from custody of an American pastor based in Turkey who is on trial on charges of aiding terror groups and engaging espionage.<p>Andrew Craig Brunson, a 50-year-old evangelical pastor from Black Mountain, North …

South Asia

Trump calls for Turkey to release US pastor accused of spying

<b>(CNN) —</b> President Donald Trump has once again called on Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to release an American pastor being held on charges of espionage.<p>On Wednesday night, Trump tweeted: "A total disgrace that Turkey will not release a respected U.S. Pastor, Andrew Brunson, from prison. He …

Donald Trump

Trump Calls Turkish Detention of U.S. Pastor a ‘Total Disgrace’

U.S. president ramps up pressure on Erdogan to release Presbyterian minister Andrew Brunson<p>ISTANBUL—U.S. President Donald Trump urged his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan to take action for the release of an American pastor who is on trial for terrorism and espionage in Turkey.<p>In a message …

Donald Trump

OSCE Ukraine mission says claim of Russian spying 'big blow'

KIEV (AFP) -<p>The OSCE mission monitoring the conflict in eastern Ukraine said Wednesday claims that Russia's security agency had received inside information about its activities came as a major blow.<p>Germany's ARD broadcaster reported Tuesday evening that Russia's Federal Security Service (FSB), the …

Russia

Venmo privacy flaw reveals users’ private info

Companies don’t always succeed at keeping user data private, but Venmo doesn’t even seem to be trying. This service that allows users to make payments to individuals or merchants has the privacy for transactions set to public by default.<p>A researcher found that with very little effort she could …

Privacy

The danger of Trump and others

President Donald Trump traveled abroad and you almost wanted him to stay there because he put himself first and America last. His playing footsie …

Donald Trump

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 …

National Security Agency (NSA)

Brian Stelter on Twitter

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Brian Stelter

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

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 …

Donald Trump

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 …

Salt Lake City

Russian National Linked To NRA Suspected Of Being Spy

Maria Butina was arrested and charged with "spying for Russia in the U.S. by infiltrating the NRA." Jeff Michael reports.

National Security Agency (NSA)

Maria Butina, accused Russian spy, poses with politicians and questions Trump - video

Maria Butina, who has been charged with spying, met American politicians and candidates to establish 'back channels' and secretly reported back to the Kremlin through a high-level Russian official, according to the US justice department.<p>Said to be a pro-gun activist, Butina has photographs with …

U.S. Department of Justice

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 …

National Security Agency (NSA)

'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: …

Donald Trump

Russian woman charged with spying in the US

<b>The US government has charged a 29-year-old Russian woman with conspiracy to act as a Russian government agent while infiltrating political groups.</b><p>Maria Butina had developed close ties with the Republican party and had become an advocate for gun rights, according to US media reports.<p>The charges are …

Corruption

Russian woman who tried to broker Trump-Putin meetings is busted for spying

WASHINGTON – A Russian woman who tried to broker secret meetings between Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin during the 2016 presidential campaign has …

Donald Trump

Rand Paul Could be Unexpected “No” Vote on Trump’s Supreme Court Pick

If Democrats unite and refuse to support Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh as a replacement for Justice Anthony Kennedy (a big …

Rand Paul

NRA-Linked Russian Gun Advocate Charged With Spying on U.S.

Maria Butina, a National Rifle Association-linked Russian gun advocate residing in the U.S. was arrested and charged Monday with “work[ing] at the …

Russian Government

Russian woman charged with spying for Moscow by 'infiltrating' NRA

A Russian woman has been charged with spying for Moscow in the US by infiltrating the National Rifle Association (NRA) in an attempt to influence the Republican party and American politics.<p>Maria Butina, who purported to be a pro-gun activist, met American politicians and candidates to establish …

Politics

Russian gun rights activist arrested for spying on U.S. at order of Kremlin official

WASHINGTON -- On the same day that President Donald Trump said he didn't "see any reason why Russia would interfere in the 2016 election," the …

Activism

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe case ‘top priority' for Hunt

The husband of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe has told BBC Radio 5 Live that he’s been told her case is one of the ‘very top priorities’ for new Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt.<p>Speaking to Anna Foster, Richard Ratcliffe said recent events and then Boris Johnson’s resignation had left them feeling ‘a bit …

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe

Lebanon Must Investigate Torture Claims by Actor, HRW Says

BEIRUT (AP) — The New York-based Human Rights Watch is calling on Lebanese authorities to investigate allegations of torture made by a well-known …

Human Rights

Cambodian spy trial of Australian filmmaker postponed again

Detained Australian filmmaker James Ricketson arrives in Phnom Penh court for his continuing trial on Monday. (AFP photo)<p>PHNOM PENH: The trial of an …

Asia