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New Book Says C.I.A. Official in Benghazi Held Up Rescue

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CAIRO — Five commandos guarding the C.I.A. base in Benghazi, Libya, in September 2012 say that the C.I.A. station chief stopped them from interceding in time to save the lives of Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens and an American technician during

Tiananmen at 25 Years

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Chinese Military Was Split over Bloody Suppression of 1989 Student Protests, DIA Reported. Massacre Witnesses Described “Continuous Stream of Victims” at City Hospitals, Bravery of Doctors and Pedicab Drivers (the “Real Heroes”) in Resisting Authorities, Transporting and Treating Dead and

THE FIRST HERO OF WORLD WAR II AND HOW THE FBI OUTWITTED AND DESTROYED A NAZI SPY RING

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This is the story of a German-born American citizen named Wilhelm Gottlieb Sebold, who was recruited by Adolf Hitler’s regime to spy on the United States in the early days of World War II and who became, according to Peter

With Liberty to Monitor All

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How Large-Scale US Surveillance is Harming Journalism, Law, and American Democracy July 28, 2014 The 120-page report documents how national security journalists and lawyers are adopting elaborate steps or otherwise modifying their practices to keep communications, sources, and other confidential

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We are currently working on a new supplement about intelligence and espionage.  We are searching for people who really know their way around intelligence subjects, who are passionate and have a talent for writing;  these could be freelancers or journalists, better if

NSA mass spying undermines journalists and attorneys’ ability to work

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Dozens of journalists and attorneys surveyed by the American Civil Liberties Union and Human Rights Watch for a new report say that the United States government’s surveillance operations are eroding their ability to work. The results of the collaborative effort

Snowden unlikely to ‘man up’ in face of Espionage Act, legal adviser says

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Responding to US secretary of state’s comments, Snowden adviser Ben Wizner says ‘negotiated settlement’ would be necessary. An adviser to Edward Snowden said on Wednesday that an unfair legal landscape made it unlikely that the NSA whistleblower would take US

Is Edward Snowden a ‘real’ spy?

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Edward Snowden says he’s a spy. True? Not really. If a spy is anyone who has worked at a spy agency then, sure, he’s a spy, having worked at both the National Security Agency (NSA) and the Central Intelligence Agency

Glenn Greenwald: how the NSA tampers with US-made internet routers

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For years, the US government loudly warned the world that Chinese routers and other internet devices pose a “threat” because they are built with backdoor surveillance functionality that gives the Chinese government the ability to spy on anyone using them.

Snowden leaks prompt ‘insidious’ claims about spies: UK lawmaker

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Edward Snowden‘s disclosures of the scale of mass surveillance are “an embarrassing indictment” of the weak nature of the oversight and legal accountability of Britain’s security and intelligence agencies, MPs have concluded. A highly critical report by the Commons home

CIA torture report won’t be made public for months

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WASHINGTON — The release of the long-awaited Senate Intelligence Committee report on the CIA’s use of waterboarding and other interrogation techniques — widely denounced as torture — is certain to take much longer than the 30 days sought by Senate

Pulitzer Prizes Awarded for Coverage of N.S.A. Secrets and Boston Bombing

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The Washington Post and Guardian U.S. on Monday won the Pulitzer Prize for public service, among the most prestigious awards in journalism, for their articles based on National Security Agency documents leaked by the former government contractor Edward J. Snowden.

U.S., Israel discuss possible release of Israeli spy

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Washington (CNN) — The United States and Israel are discussing the possible release of Israeli spy Jonathan Pollard as part of efforts to save fragile Middle East peace negotiations, according to sources familiar with the talks. No decisions have been

United Nations counterterrorism official launches investigation into NSA surveillance

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The United Nations senior counterterrorism official is launching an investigation into the surveillance activities of both the United States' and the United Kingdom's intelligence agencies. UN special rapporteur Ben Emmerson said that he would be initiating an investigation into both

Greenwald, Scahill vow to unmask NSA’s ‘US assassination program’

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American investigative journalists Jeremy Scahill and Glenn Greenwald say they have teamed up to prepare a report on the National Security Agency's role in what one of them described as the "US assassination program." “The connections between war and surveillance

Inside the mind of NSA chief Gen Keith Alexander

It has been previously reported that the mentality of NSA chief Gen. Keith Alexander is captured by his motto "Collect it All". It's a get-everything approach he pioneered first when aimed at an enemy population in the middle of a

‘Snowden did a great thing’: Matt Damon praises NSA leaker for opening debate on civil liberties

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Matt Damon has come out in defence of NSA leaker Edward Snowden by saying he did 'a great thing' in exposing details of America's spying operations. The Hollywood actor said the 'shocking' revelations that have emerged in recent weeks 'flew

Snowden: NSA targeted journalists critical of government after 9/11

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Leaker Edward Snowden accused the National Security Agency of targeting reporters who wrote critically about the government after the 9/11 attacks and warned it was “unforgivably reckless” for journalists to use unencrypted email messages when discussing sensitive matters. Snowden said

Are MI5, MI6, NSA just a bunch of incompetents?

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The recent revelations by the whistleblower Edward Snowden were fascinating. But they – and all the reactions to them – had one enormous assumption at their heart. That the spies know what they are doing. It is a belief that