Tag: media reports

Germany orders intelligence agency to fix flaws in operations

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BERLIN, April 23 (Reuters) – The German government has ordered its foreign intelligence agency to address flaws in some of its operations, after Der Spiegel reported that agency officials indirectly helped U.S. agencies spy on European firms such as defence

Russia Expels Latvian, German Nationals Suspected of Espionage

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A former Latvian parliamentarian has been deported from Russia after the country’s Federal Security Service (FSB) accused him of spying on behalf of Latvia and the United States’ Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), Russia’s state-run NTV channel reported Sunday. “I am Alexei Kholostov, an ethnic Russian and a citizen of Latvia.

FBI, Secret Service investigate reports of cyber attacks on U.S. banks

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The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation said it is investigating media reports that several U.S. financial firms have been victims of recent cyber attacks. “We are working with the United States Secret Service to determine the scope of recently reported

Yes, Berlin has its own spying scandals, but don’t expect Germany to forgive the NSA

For politicians in Washington, the German uproar over allegations that the NSA had spied on Merkel and collected the data of millions of Germans was remarkable. The usually calm Chancellor Angela Merkel angrily rejected American explanations and forced the CIA station chief in

German intelligence reportedly spied on Kerry, Clinton

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Germany’s foreign intelligence agency eavesdropped on calls made by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and his predecessor Hillary Clinton, according to a report Saturday in the German magazine Der Spiegel.  If true, the revelations would be embarrassing for the German

Identify your spy: Germany asks other countries for names of secret agents

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Germany is asking foreign diplomatic missions to reveal the names of secret service agents working in the country, a report states. It comes amid the spy row between Berlin and Washington, following revelations from former NSA contractor Edward Snowden. The

Shady world of industrial espionage

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Tokyo – Japan vowed on Thursday to fight industrial espionage after domestic media reported technology and information from local companies, including chipmaker Toshiba, had been leaked to rivals from other countries. “Safeguarding Japan's cutting-edge technology and preventing leaks are extremely

False & misleading: NSA denies French spy reports

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The NSA did not record 70 million French telephone calls, but it does carry out espionage in France, Intelligence Director James Clapper has said. Responding to media reports on NSA activities in France, he dismissed them as “false and misleading.”

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.

CIA Chief Discusses Syria, Iraq With Turkish PM

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(RTTNews) – CIA Director David Petraeus discussed developments in Syria and Iraq with Turkish leaders including Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan during his surprise visit to Ankara that ended on Tuesday. According to Turkish media reports, escalating sectarian strife in