Tag: Beirut

CIA let Iraq spy network wither after troop withdrawal, officials claim

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WASHINGTON –  CIA officers in Iraq have been largely hunkered down in their heavily fortified Baghdad compound since U.S. troops left the country in 2011, current and former officials say, allowing a once-rich network of intelligence sources to wither. That’s

Kim Dotcom Can Encrypt Your Files. Why Can’t Google?

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On the one-year anniversary of Edward Snowden’s first NSA document leaks, Bahaa Nasr spent the day in Beirut, teaching a roomful of Middle East activists how to thwart the kind of government-backed spying that Snowden so shockingly exposed. As a

CIA refuses to comment on Hezbollah spy report

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BEIRUT: The CIA refused to comment Tuesday on the validity of a report broadcast by Hezbollah’s Al-Manar last week which claimed to reveal the names of the head of the CIA in Lebanon and his predecessor. The CIA “does not,