Tag: International security

GCHQ snooping laws need to be overhauled in wake of Snowden, report finds

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Snooping laws surrounding GCHQ and Britain’s spy agencies need to be overhauled in the wake of the Ed Snowden leaks, a major review has concluded. The intelligence agency does not have the authority or capability to collect and read everyone’s

Is the NSA actually making us worse at fighting terrorism?

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CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — The head of the British electronic spy agency GCHQ, Robert Hannigan, created a minor flap last week in an article he wrote for the Financial Times. In effect, Hannigan argued that more robust encryption procedures by private

Expert Wants Nuclear Plants Taken ‘Off the Table’ in Cyber-Warfare

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One U.S. cybersecurity expert is arguing that world nations should jointly pledge they will spare civil nuclear facilities from computer attacks for humanitarian reasons. Bruce McConnell co-authored a January 2014 report for the EastWest Institute that describes nuclear information security

How NSA spying disclosures influence security strategies

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How has whistleblower Edward Snowden’s exposés affected the ways organisations deal with internal and external security threats? Edward Snowden’s revelations about mass internet surveillance conducted by the US National Security Agency (NSA) and the UK’s GCHQ has caused consternation around

Watchdog demands GCHQ report on NSA’s UK data storage

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The watchdog tasked with scrutinising the work of Britain's intelligence agencies is to demand an urgent report from GCHQ about revelations that the phone, internet and email records of British citizens have been analysed and stored by America's National Security

NSA leaks reveal UK passes ‘snoop-data’ through secret Middle East station

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Britain runs a secret internet-monitoring station in the Middle East to intercept and process vast quantities of emails, telephone calls and web traffic on behalf of Western intelligence agencies, The Independent has learnt. The station is able to tap into

Iran executes two men convicted of espionage for CIA, Mossad

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Iran’s State radio says authorities have executed two men convicted of spying for Israel’s Mossad and the American CIA intelligence agency. Sunday’s report says Mohammad Heidari, who was accused of providing Mossad with classified information in return for money, and

Former Israeli Intelligence Operatives Now Working For Hedge Funds

Nathan Vardi, Forbes Staff       A company staffed with former operatives of Israel’s top intelligence agencies and founded with the help of the former head of the Mossad is being used by hedge funds looking for an edge

Sparing the Mossad at the expense of Military Intelligence

New documents shed light on the decision-making during the vital chapter on the first Lebanon war − in particular the slaughter at the Palestinian Sabra and Chatila refugee camps in September 1982. In the story of the relations between Military

The Nixon Administration and the Indian Nuclear Program, 1972-1974

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U.S. Intelligence Downplayed the Chances of an Indian Nuclear Test in 1974 Despite "Apparently Reliable and Seemingly Credible" Reports to the Contrary Low Priority for Intelligence Collection Meant that Test Preparations Could Go Undetected Post-Mortem on 1974 Indian Test Criticized

Russia Names New GRU Chief

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The Russian Defense Ministry says a new chief has been appointed to the country's largest spy agency, the GRU military intelligence service. Major General Igor Sergun was named head of the General Staff Main Intelligence Directorate on Monday. He replaces