Tag: Law/Crime

NSA monitors WiFi on US planes ‘in violation’ of privacy laws

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Companies that provide WiFi on US domestic flights are handing over their data to the NSA, adapting their technology to allow security services new powers to spy on passengers. In doing so, they may be in violation of privacy laws.

Snowden raised concerns about NSA internally 10 times before leaking documents

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Ex-NSA contractor Edward Snowden said he tried more than 10 times to go through official channels to alert someone about government spying programs, but nobody listened. According to The Washington Post, Snowden claimed in European Parliament testimony that he reported

CIA and senators in bitter dispute over Capitol Hill spying claims

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Relations between the CIA and the US senators charged with its political oversight were at a nadir on Wednesday after the head of the agency issued a rare public rebuke to lawmakers who accused it of spying on their staff.

Spying by NSA US Law Firm

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The list of those caught up in the global surveillance net cast by the National Security Agency and its overseas partners, from social media users to foreign heads of state, now includes another entry: American lawyers. A top-secret document, obtained

Hackers sue Merkel & entire German govt over NSA spying

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Europe’s largest association of hackers has filed a criminal complaint against the German government for aiding foreign spying by NSA and GCHQ, and violating the right to citizens’ privacy, basing their case on leaks by whistleblower Edward Snowden. The Chaos

5 questions about the NSA court ruling

NSA 'incidentally collected' British citizens’ mobile phone and fax numbers, emails and IP addresses

Washington (CNN) — A federal judge ruled the National Security Agency's bulk collection of data on nearly every call made by U.S. phone subscribers is likely unconstitutional, providing ammunition to efforts to rein in surveillance programs that have expanded since

Meet the Spies Doing the NSA’s Dirty Work

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With every fresh leak, the world learns more about the U.S. National Security Agency's massive and controversial surveillance apparatus. Lost in the commotion has been the story of the NSA's indispensable partner in its global spying operations: an obscure, clandestine

A CEO who resisted NSA spying is out of prison. And he feels ‘vindicated’ by Snowden leaks

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Just one major telecommunications company refused to participate in a legally dubious NSA surveillance program in 2001. A few years later, its CEO was indicted by federal prosecutors. He was convicted, served four and a half years of his sentence

NSA employee spied on nine women without detection, internal file shows

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A National Security Agency employee was able to secretly intercept the phone calls of nine foreign women for six years without ever being detected by his managers, the agency's internal watchdog has revealed. The unauthorised abuse of the NSA's surveillance

To reform the NSA, fire officials who lie

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The NSA has lied to the Congress, the courts, and perhaps even to the president himself, but no one seems to care. The Director of National Intelligence James R Clapper admitted he lied to Congress about the NSA metadata collection

France launches investigation into U.S. spy program

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PARIS: French prosecutors are investigating alleged U.S. spying under the Prism surveillance program following complaints by two human rights organizations, sources close to the case said Wednesday. They launched an investigation on July 16 into fraudulent access to personal data

Bradley Manning sentenced to 35 years in Wikileaks case

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The US soldier convicted of handing a trove of secret government documents to anti-secrecy website Wikileaks has been sentenced to 35 years in prison. Pte First Class Bradley Manning, 25, was convicted in July of 20 charges against him, including

Prosecutor in Manning case calls for 60-year prison sentence

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FT. MEADE, Md. — Military prosecutors in the court-martial of Army Pfc. Bradley Manning asked the judge Monday to sentence him to at least 60 years in prison, arguing that his leaks of classified documents severely damaged U.S. intelligence operations

Imprisoned CIA Whistleblower John Kiriakou: Totality of Punishment Is Not Limited to a Prison Sentence

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Former CIA officer John Kiriakou, who has served five months of a thirty-month sentence in the federal correctional institution in Loretto, Pennsylvania, has written a fourth letter from the prison. Kiriakou was the first member of the CIA to publicly acknowledge

US Drug Enforcement Agents Involved In Questionable Espionage

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A covert squad of U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration special agents are secretly feeding intelligence obtained from electronic intercepts, wiretaps, informants and telephone records to other federal agencies and state or local law enforcement departments throughout the United States to aid

Nigeria Hezbollah suspects allege harsh Mossad grilling

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ABUJA (AFP) –  Two Lebanese suspects alleged to be members of Hezbollah and on trial in Nigeria on terrorism charges told a court Monday they were harshly interrogated by Israeli agents after their arrests. Mustapha Fawaz, Abdallah Thahini and Talal

Argentine intelligence agent nabbed in burglary of opposition candidate’s home

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BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — Argentine investigators have arrested a government intelligence agent in a burglary of the home of a leading opposition candidate, whose bloc could sway the balance of power in congress. Security camera videos released Monday show Tigre

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Bradley Edward Manning (born December 17, 1987) is a United States Army soldier who was arrested in May 2010 in Iraq on suspicion of having passed classified material to the website WikiLeaks. He was ultimately charged with 22 offenses, including

Manning acquitted of worst charge, aiding enemy

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U.S. Army Pfc. Bradley Manning was acquitted of aiding the enemy – the most serious charge he faced – but was convicted of espionage, theft and other charges Tuesday, more than three years after he spilled secrets to WikiLeaks. The judge,