Tag: European Union

New Zealand spying on Pacific allies for ‘Five Eyes’ and NSA, Snowden files show

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New Zealand is spying indiscriminately on its allies in the Pacific region and sharing the information with the US and the other “Five Eyes” alliance states, according to documents from the whistleblower Edward Snowden. The secret papers, published by the

Intelligence Agency Wants an Even More Super Supercomputer

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The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity is funding research that could fundamentally change the field of supercomputing. Announced today, IARPA – the intelligence community’s research arm – awarded research contracts in support of its Cryogenic Computer Complexity, or C3, program

Czech Secret Service: Russia Sent ‘Extremely High’ Number of Spies

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PRAGUE – Russia deployed an “extremely high” number of intelligence officers at its Czech embassy last year, the NATO member country’s secret service said in an annual report released on Monday. The reported increase in spying comes as relations between

Russia says detained Estonian police officer is a spy

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Russia claims it detained an Estonian policeman for “intelligence gathering”, but Tallinn has accused Moscow of abducting him. The Estonian officer, Eston Kohver, was placed behind bars after a Moscow court approved his arrest, heightening tensions between European Union member

Former NSA Chief Says JPMorgan Hack May Be a Warning

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Hackers who stole gigabytes of data from JPMorgan Chase & Co. may have been trying to send a message that U.S. financial institutions can be disrupted, the former director of the National Security Agency said. The FBI is investigating the

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

Russia-linked cyber attack on Ukraine PM’s office

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Dozens of computers in the Ukrainian prime minister’s office and at least 10 of Ukraine’s embassies abroad have been infected with a virulent cyber espionage weapon linked to Russia. The cyber attack has also affected embassies in eastern Europe of

Court gave NSA broad leeway in surveillance, documents show

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Virtually no foreign government is off-limits for the National Security Agency, which has been authorized to intercept information “concerning” all but four countries, according to top-secret documents. The United States has long had broad no-spying arrangements with those four countries

Latest NSA revelations show global reach of U.S. surveillance

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The latest revelation to come from the documents obtained by Edward Snowden may not be the kind that gets average Americans angry, but it shows the true breadth of the U.S. government’s electronic spying apparatus, a web of surveillance that

Is President Poroshenko Taking Orders from the CIA?

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While the death toll among civilians is growing in Ukraine the United States continues its policy aimed at escalation of the conflict. It offers all kinds of support to Kiev including military aid. Deputy Secretary General Ambassador Alexander Vershbow said the

Greenwald: ‘European leaders have not shown Brazil’s courage’

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DW: The so-called “Handygate” scandal – the monitoring of Chancellor Merkel’s phone by the NSA: Were German intelligence services aware of those efforts? Glenn Greenwald: The documents published by Der Spiegel that reported on the NSA’s surveillance on Chancellor Merkel’s

Schneier: ‘Most of the world is under surveillance’

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Bruce Schneier ( @Bruce_Schneier) is an internationally renowned security technologist. He helped the Guardian analyze top-secret NSA documents leaked by Edward Snowden. Schneier is a fellow at the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard Law School, a program

Russian sanctions, NSA spying top the agenda at Merkel’s White House visit

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Germany’s Chancellor Merkel is in the White House for the first time since it was revealed the NSA monitored her personal communications. During bilateral talks with Barack Obama, Merkel is expected to broach sanctions on Russia and US spying. Relations

New EU sanctions target Russia army, intelligence chiefs

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Brussels:  Russia's armed forces chief of staff and its military intelligence chief were among 15 people listed on Tuesday as targeted by the European Union's latest sanctions over the Ukraine crisis. General Valery Gerasimov, army chief and the country's deputy

EU spy chief rules out Russian military presence in Ukraine

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There is no large Russian military presence in East Ukraine, head of EU intelligence, Commodore Georgij Alafuzoff, has said. The spy chief has dismissed multiple accusations from the West alleging Russian involvement in the unrest in the region. In an

U.S. knocks plans for European communication network

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(Reuters) – The United States on Friday criticized proposals to build a European communication network to avoid emails and other data passing through the United States, warning that such rules could breach international trade laws. In its annual review of

NSA bulk spying may see termination of EU-US agreements – MEP resolution

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The EU threatens the abolition of its trade agreement with the US, and other deals, if blanket surveillance by the NSA on EU citizens doesn’t stop. MEPs announced a resolution that wraps up a six-month inquiry into America’s violation of

Edward Snowden asylum demand dropped by European parliament

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The European parliament is to ditch demands on Wednesday that EU governments give guarantees of asylum and security to Edward Snowden, the National Security Agency whistleblower. The parliament's civil liberties committee is to vote on more than 500 amendments to

EU pushes for less US control of the internet amid outrage over NSA spying

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The EU is challenging US control of the internet today with fresh proposals aimed at decentralizing authority. While there have been concerns over US control for years, today’s proposals follow widespread shock over the US surveillance activities of the NSA. The

A post-NSA partnership

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After the NSA affair led to a diplomatic chill, representatives of Germany and the US are now talking about their shared values at the Munich Security Conference​​. But the question is: How can these values ​​prevail?   It has been