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How We Outsourced CIA Torture And Why It Matters

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One big revelation in the explosive summary of the Senate report on CIA torture is just how much the U.S. government is outsourcing its dirty work. The 500-page report on CIA interrogation tactics, released last week, details shocking instances of

CIA torture in Poland

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ZBIGNIEW SIEMIATKOWSKI may yet end up with the dubious honour of being the only person in the world to face legal proceedings over the torture programme carried out by America’s Central Intelligence Agency—and he is not even American. The former

What You Need to Know About the Senate’s CIA Torture Report

The Senate’s Select Committee on Intelligence is expected to make public today a redacted version of the executive summary of its comprehensive investigation of the CIA’s detention and interrogation program. The comprehensive report has come to be known in shorthand

Libyan former CIA detainees say US torture inquiry never interviewed them

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As the US government prepares to defend its record on torture before a United Nations panel, five Libyan men once held without charge by the CIA say the main criminal investigation into allegations of detainee abuse never even interviewed them.

CIA ‘tortured al-Qaeda suspects close to the point of death by drowning them in water-filled baths’

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The CIA brought top al-Qaeda suspects close “to the point of death” by drowning them in water-filled baths during interrogation sessions in the years that followed the September 11 attacks, a security source has told The Telegraph. The description of

JPMorgan Data Breach Traced Back To Russia, Which Calls Claim ‘Nonsense’

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Weeks after JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE:JPM) discovered a major data breach in its systems, investigators have found clues that show the hackers used a global network of computers available for hire to reroute the stolen data from the bank

JPMorgan Data Breach Traced Back To Russia, Which Calls Claim ‘Nonsense’

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Weeks after JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE:JPM) discovered a major data breach in its systems, investigators have found clues that show the hackers used a global network of computers available for hire to reroute the stolen data from the bank

European Court Says Torture Used on CIA ‘Black Sites’

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(Reuters) – The CIA ran a secret jail on Polish soil, the European Court of Human Rights ruled on Thursday, piling pressure on Poland, one of Washington’s closest allies, to break its long silence about the global programme for detaining

Australian spy agencies in line for new digital surveillance powers

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Australian spy agencies will be granted new digital surveillance powers under a bill being prepared by the Abbott government, expected to be introduced into parliament in July. The government will also seek to establish a mandatory data collection regime, where

UK forges close cyber ties with China despite ‘endemic espionage’

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As the US continues to take a hard line with China over alleged criminal hacking of American companies, UK cyber investigators have quietly forged relationships with their counterparts in China, the Guardian has learned. Over the past six months, at

Report: Cybercrime and espionage costs $445 billion annually

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A Washington think tank has estimated the likely annual cost of cybercrime and economic espionage to the world economy at more than $445 billion — or almost 1 percent of global income. The estimate by the Center for Strategic and

Treasury Discloses Limits on Bank-Data Sharing With Spy Agencies

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The U.S. Treasury Department said it sets limits while allowing the nation’s intelligence agencies to access reports that banks file on suspicious or large money moves by customers, including information about Americans. The Treasury, saying it was responding to a

Europe Rights Court Hearing on Secret CIA Prisons

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Europe's human rights court shone a rare public light Tuesday on the secret network of European prisons that the CIA used to interrogate terror suspects, reviving memories and questions about the "extraordinary renditions" that angered many on this continent. At

Qaeda Plot Leak Has Undermined U.S. Intelligence

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WASHINGTON — As the nation’s spy agencies assess the fallout from disclosures about their surveillance programs, some government analysts and senior officials have made a startling finding: the impact of a leaked terrorist plot by Al Qaeda in August has

Argentine intelligence agent nabbed in burglary of opposition candidate’s home

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BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — Argentine investigators have arrested a government intelligence agent in a burglary of the home of a leading opposition candidate, whose bloc could sway the balance of power in congress. Security camera videos released Monday show Tigre

UK provided more support for CIA rendition flights than thought

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The UK's support for the CIA's global rendition programme after the September 11 terrorist attacks on the US was far more substantial than has previously been recognised, according to a new research project that draws on a vast number of

Hackers attack European governments using ‘MiniDuke’ malware

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Kaspersky Lab identifies attempt to steal intelligence from countries including Ireland and Romania using Adobe PDF bug. Cyber criminals have targeted government officials in more than 20 countries, including Ireland and Romania, in a complex online assault seen rarely since

UN war crimes tribunal sentences Bosnia Serb intelligence chief over Srebrenica and Zepa

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A United Nations war crimes tribunal today sentenced a former Bosnian Serb military chief to life imprisonment after convicting him of genocide and other crimes linked in part to the murders of Bosnian Muslim men and boys at Srebrenica in

Italy court upholds “rendition” convictions on ex-CIA agents

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ROME (Reuters) – Italy's highest court on Wednesday upheld guilty verdicts on 23 Americans for the kidnapping of an Egyptian Muslim cleric, in the first criminal convictions for CIA "rendition" flights during the U.S. 'war on terror'. The Americans –

Libyan claims abuse in CIA hands

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WASHINGTON – A Libyan man says he was waterboarded while in CIA custody in Afghanistan, a new allegation that challenges the long-standing claim by U.S. officials that just three people since the 9/11 terrorist attacks had been subjected to the