Tag: David Cameron

NSA spying inquiry: UK-German intelligence-sharing dispute deepens

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Germany’s efforts to investigate National Security Agency (NSA) spying are being hampered by Britain’s refusal to co-operate amid threats to break off intelligence-sharing agreements, a German newspaper has reported. The claims note a heightening of tensions between Downing Street and

Iran’s Former Intel Minister: Mossad, MI6, And CIA Created Islamic State

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A former Iranian minister of intelligence, Heydar Moslehi, has added his voice to the growing number of hard-line critics of the U.S.-led coalition against the Islamic State militant group (IS) in Syria and Iraq. In an interview with Fars News,

David Cameron gives spy agencies power to vet airline flight lists

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David Cameron will make it easier for intelligence agencies to access information about airline passengers and announce measures to intensify cooperation with Turkey and Germany as the government moves to stem the flow of British-born jihadis travelling to and from

U.K. Terror Threat Raised to ‘Severe’ on New Intelligence From Syria and Iraq

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Prime Minister David Cameron said the threat to the U.K. from Islamic State militants is greater than anything previously faced, as the government raised the terror threat level to “Severe,” the second-highest level, based on new intelligence. Cameron told reporters

We have ‘conclusive evidence’ that Edward Snowden leaks hurt UK national security, say spy chiefs

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Ministers have been handed ‘conclusive evidence’ of how leaks by surveillance whistleblower Edward Snowden damaged national security. It claims suspected terror cells and individuals disappeared from the intelligence radar after the American revealed information on techniques used by the British

NSA surveillance goes beyond Orwell’s imagination – Alan Rusbridger

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The potential of the surveillance state goes way beyond anything in George Orwell's 1984, Alan Rusbridger, the Guardian's editor-in-chief, told an audience in New York on Monday. Speaking in the wake of a series of revelations in the Guardian about

MI5 and industry join forces to fight cybercrime

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Cyber-security experts from industry are to operate alongside the intelligence agencies for the first time in an attempt to combat the growing online threat to British firms. The government is creating a so-called fusion cell where analysts from MI5 and

Julian Assange: UK seeks diplomacy with Ecuador

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The UK has insisted it will not grant Julian Assange "safe passage" to Ecuador as it seeks a diplomatic solution to him being given asylum. Downing Street said the government was obliged to extradite Mr Assange to Sweden where he

British MI6 chief briefs visiting US presidential contestant Romney

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In an extreme rare briefing for foreign politicians not in power, Sir John Sawers, head of the British spy agency, was closeted with visiting Mitt Romney Thursday for a discussion on Syria, Iran, Tunisia, Libya, Pakistan and Afghanistan. It was