Tag: Eric Holder

Obama’s Spy Chief Reverses Course, Comes Out in Favor of NSA Reform

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One of the biggest defenders of the government’s sweeping spying powers is now on board with legislation that would effectively end intelligence agencies’ bulk collection of Americans’ phone records. In a letter sent this week to Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman

U.S. accuses Chinese military of cyber espionage

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WASHINGTON — The U.S. accused Chinese military officials of hacking into several U.S. enterprises to steal trade secrets and intellectual property in an indictment to be made public Monday, two senior federal law enforcement officials said. It is the first

US will not seek death penalty for Edward Snowden, Holder tells Russia

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The US has told the Russian government that it will not seek the death penalty for Edward Snowden should he be extradited, in an attempt to prevent Moscow from granting asylum to the former National Security Agency contractor. In a

Europe agrees to hold espionage meetings in tandem with U.S. free-trade talks

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BERLIN — European countries agreed Wednesday that talks on a free-trade deal with the United States should start in parallel with discussions about NSA surveillance — addressing concerns raised by France. French President Francois Hollande insisted after meeting German Chancellor

CIA approved AP report that triggered investigation

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The Associated Press and the administration of United States President Barack Obama are at odds over whether or not the AP’s publishing of a May 2012 article on a foiled al-Qaeda bomb threat put the US in danger. The AP

Hackers dump details on new Secret Service director

Just one week after President Obama appointed Julia Pierson as the first female Secret Service director in the agency’s 148-year history, a group of hackers claims to have leaked her personal information. Pierson was among the names listed by hackers

White House targets WikiLeaks and LulzSec in cyber-espionage report

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Amid a growing call for new cybersecurity protections in the United States, the US government has issued a report that reconfirms Washington’s interest in shutting down WikiLeaks and other underground information-sharing organizations. In Washington, DC on Wednesday, Attorney General Eric