Tag: Latin America

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

INSIDE THE COMPANY: CIA DIARY

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“The book will affect the CIA as a severe body blow does any living organism: some parts obviously will be affected more than others, but the health of the whole is bound to suffer. A considerable number of CIA personnel

Looking back in anger: One year of Snowden’s leaks

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One year ago, Russia granted Edward Snowden temporary asylum after a 39-day stay for the NSA whistleblower in the transit zone at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo Airport. Snowden had become stranded there while trying to flee to Latin America, where several countries

The CIA’s cute first tweet can’t cover its bloody tracks

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In the latest CIA coup, America’s leading spooks have sent the Twittersphere into a frenzy with their chucklesome debut on social media: “We can neither confirm nor deny that this is our first tweet.” How droll! More than a quarter

Encrypted Web Traffic More Than Doubles After NSA Revelations

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Google search guru Matt Cutts says we should encrypt the entire internet. And he’s not alone. In the wake of Edward Snowden’s revelations of widespread internet eavesdropping by the NSA, the human rights organization Access is also campaigning for all

Argentina, Brazil agree on cyber-defense alliance against US espionage

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Defense ministers of Brazil and Argentina have pledged to cooperate closely to improve cyber defense capabilities following revelations of the scale of US spying on Latin American countries. “We need to reflect on how we cooperate to face these new

Brazil’s Rousseff targets internet companies after NSA spying

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(Reuters) – Angered by reports that the U.S. government spied on her and other Brazilians, President Dilma Rousseff is pushing new legislation that would seek to force Google, Facebook and other internet companies to store locally gathered data inside Brazil.

Brazil Angered Over Report N.S.A. Spied on President

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RIO DE JANEIRO — Brazil’s government summoned the United States ambassador on Monday to respond to new revelations of American surveillance of President Dilma Rousseff and her top aides, complicating relations between the countries ahead of Ms. Rousseff’s state visit

Edward Snowden: US officials are preventing me claiming asylum

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The NSA surveillance whistleblower Edward Snowden has said US officials are waging a campaign to prevent him from taking up asylum offers as he called a meeting in Moscow airport with human rights groups. In a letter sent to groups

Brazil May Seek to Speak With Snowden as Spy Charges Spread

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Brazil’s government said it may contact fugitive former security contractor Edward Snowden as it probes allegations the U.S. monitored phone calls and e-mail in Latin America’s largest economy. “Mr. Snowden’s participation in an investigation is absolutely relevant and pertinent,” Foreign

Book by former CIA analyst sheds light on Cuba, Kennedy, Oswald

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(Reuters) – Lee Harvey Oswald had closer ties to Cuba's intelligence agency in the months before his fatal shooting of John F. Kennedy than previously known, according to a new book by a former CIA analyst. Furthermore, the CIA lied

REVIEW: Spymasters. Ten CIA Officers in Their Own Words

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  Edited by Ralph E. Weber. Wilmington, DE: Scholarly Resources, Inc., 1999. 355 pages __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ In one of the ten long interviews that make up Ralph Weber's Spymasters, distinguished intelligence officer Sam Halpern underscores the importance of knowing what has