Tag: Human Interest

Julian Assange claims the Guardian is guilty of ‘institutional narcissism’ over its handling of Edward Snowden in a blistering editorial for Newsweek

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Julian Assange has launched a bitter attack on the Guardian and claimed that the newspaper is guilty of ‘institutional narcissism’. In a scathing editorial for Newsweek, the WikiLeaks founder accused the newspaper of being hypocrites and leaving Edward Snowden in

Seymour Hersh attacks ‘useless’ NSA over surveillance

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The role of investigative journalists remains crucial in holding power to account, even when that power is ‘incompetent’, according to veteran reporter Seymour Hersh. “The whole purpose of what I think we should be doing is counter-narrative. They have their

Edward Snowden wins Swedish human rights award for NSA revelations

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Whistleblower Edward Snowden received several standing ovations in the Swedish parliament after being given the Right Livelihood award for his revelations of the scale of state surveillance. Snowden, who is in exile in Russia, addressed the parliament by video from

The Guardian wins an Emmy for coverage of NSA revelations

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The Guardian US has won an Emmy for its groundbreaking coverage of Edward Snowden’s disclosures about mass surveillance by US intelligence agencies. The Guardian’s multimedia interactive feature NSA Decoded was announced as the winner in the new approaches: current news

NSA Leaker Edward Snowden Receives Human Rights Award

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Edward Snowden, the man who continues to leak classified information about the NSA, receives an award for Human Rights. Snowden is one of the winners of the Swedish, ‘Right Livelihood Award.’ It’s given for “courageous and effective work for human

Romania’s Spy Chief Quits, Will Run for President

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The head of Romania’s foreign spy agency has resigned to run for president in the Nov. 2 election, fueling debate about the presence of spies in the country’s political life. Teodor Melescanu quit Monday as director of Romania’s Foreign Intelligence

Ex-CIA Agent: ‘Silly, Juvenile’ to Reveal Foley Rescue Attempt

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It was “silly” and “juvenile” for the administration of President Barack Obama to reveal the United States failed in an effort to rescue American journalist James Foley, who was beheaded by ISIS terrorists, said Michael Scheuer, a former CIA agent

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

The CIA Must Tell the Truth About My Rendition At 12 Years Old

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This week, the Senate Intelligence Committee is fighting the White House and the CIA over pre-publication redactions made to a Congressional report on the agency’s use of torture and rendition. This debate is very personal for Khadija al-Saadi, who at

Ex-UK defense chief blasts Snowden, Greenwald in op-ed

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The former head of the United Kingdom's Ministry of Defense is accusing former Guardian reporter Glenn Greenwald and other journalists of helping to empower terrorists by reporting on documents from National Security Agency (NSA) leaker Edward Snowden. Greenwald, who won

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.

Murdered spy Alexander Litvinenko gave MI6 secret briefings about key ally of Russian President Vladimir Putin

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British security services handed Alexander Litvinenko a confidential government document that summarised private meetings held with a close ally of Russian President Vladimir Putin, The Independent has learnt. MI6 allegedly asked the late spy to provide “expert analysis” on a

When the N.S.A. Spied on Art Buchwald

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At a time when, thanks to Edward Snowden, government snooping on American citizens is a hot topic, there was an interesting bit of news yesterday that you might have missed. For some reason, the Times ignored it in today’s print

The NSA Is Commandeering the Internet

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It turns out that the NSA's domestic and world-wide surveillance apparatus is even more extensive than we thought. Bluntly: The government has commandeered the Internet. Most of the largest Internet companies provide information to the NSA, betraying their users. Some,

THE CIA HATCHED TWO PLOTS TO ASSASSINATE NIXON AND SABOTAGED THE WATERGATE BREAK-IN

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When the senator later looked into the relationship between the president and his CIA director, Richard Helms, he summed it up by remarking that ‘Nixon and Helms have so much on each other, neither of them can breathe.’ ‘Nixon also

The Great Game. The Myth and Reality of Espionage

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  In his book Frederick Hitz compares the exploits of fictional spies, such as Le Carre’s George Smiley, to real-life secret agents. Hitz is a former CIA operations officer, and also served as the CIA’s inspector general. The book is

Kim Jong Un Named Marshal of North Korea

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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has been awarded the title of marshal, formally becoming the country's top military leader. State media announced the move in a brief special message Wednesday. It comes after a shakeup of the military's leadership

South Korea spy chief says North lied about train death of Kim Jong-il

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SOUTH Korea's spy chief – accused of incompetence over his failure to learn earlier about the death of Kim Jong Il – has said that North Korea lied about the circumstances surrounding the passing of the "Dear Leader". Won Sei

North Korean leader Kim Jong-il dies aged 69

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MOSCOW, December 19 (RIA Novosti) – North Korean leader Kim Jong-il died at the age of 69, South Korea's Yonhap news agency said on Monday. Kim "passed away from a great mental and physical strain," Yonhap quoted the North Korea's