Tag: North Atlantic Treaty Organization

German loophole allows BND spy agency to snoop on own people

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German MPs examining the surveillance activities the US National Security Agency have found a legal loophole that allows the Berlin’s foreign intelligence agency to spy on its own citizens. The agency, known by its German acronym BND, is not usually

Russian spy threat to troops’ phones and computers

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British troops on military exercise in Poland have been ordered not to take mobile phones or computers amid fears they will be targeted by Russian cyber spies. Troops have been warned of a “very clear and evident counter-intelligence threat” while

Seven reasons why Russia is spying on its neighbours

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Russia is ramping up covert and military operations in eastern and northern Europe. On Monday, the secret service of the Czech Republic reported an “extremely high” number of intelligence officers working from Russia’s embassy in Prague. Earlier this month, Poland

Hackers Used Windows Bug to Spy on Ukraine Officials

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For months this summer, unidentified hackers used a previously unknown hole in Microsoft Corp. ’s Windows operating system to spy on North Atlantic Treaty Organization and Ukrainian officials, according to an investigation by a U.S. cybersecurity company. Microsoft released a

Intelligence Pros Can’t Understand U.S. Policy on Ukraine

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Philip Giraldi finds U.S. policy on Ukraine close to “incomprehensible”. Not only that he writes “I know of no former or current intelligence official who believes that the expansion of NATO into Eastern Europe was a good idea, that toppling

Moscow will review military strategy in face of NATO plan for rapid-reaction force

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MOSCOW — Russia on Tuesday denounced Ukraine’s moves to join NATO and said it would review its military strategy in the face of expected NATO plans to establish a rapid-reaction force capable of deploying quickly to Eastern Europe. The stand

Fidel Castro Claims Mossad is Behind the Islamic State

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Former Cuban leader Fidel Castro claimed on Monday that the Israeli intelligence agency Mossad was behind the Islamic State (IS) terrorist group, AFP reports. Castro’s claims were made in a column published in Cuban media in which he lashed out

NATO Set to Ratify Pledge on Joint Defense in Case of Major Cyberattack

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BRUSSELS — When President Obama meets with other NATO leaders later this week, they are expected to ratify what seems, at first glance, a far-reaching change in the organization’s mission of collective defense: For the first time, a cyberattack on

U.K. Terror Threat Raised to ‘Severe’ on New Intelligence From Syria and Iraq

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Prime Minister David Cameron said the threat to the U.K. from Islamic State militants is greater than anything previously faced, as the government raised the terror threat level to “Severe,” the second-highest level, based on new intelligence. Cameron told reporters

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

Turkey demands explanation from Germany over spying on it

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Turkey has demanded an explanation from Germany over media reports that German intelligence service has been spying on the NATO partner for several years. “If the allegations were proved true, then it would be completely unacceptable,” said Turkish Foreign Minister

The BND, a completely normal secret service

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A world without secret services? The idea is too good to be true. Unfortunately, in view of the numerous security threats, both abstract and concrete, the idea is also naive. One of these potentially deadly threats is international terrorism, motivated

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

The Cold War Isn’t Over, It Just Took A Time Out

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The increasing Russian aggressiveness in espionage and now seeking to annex land from its neighbors has forced NATO nations to again devote a lot of intelligence resources to Russia and what Russia is up to. That revealed a major problem.

Is President Poroshenko Taking Orders from the CIA?

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While the death toll among civilians is growing in Ukraine the United States continues its policy aimed at escalation of the conflict. It offers all kinds of support to Kiev including military aid. Deputy Secretary General Ambassador Alexander Vershbow said the

NATO War Game Tests Intelligence- Sharing

ORLAND AIR BASE, Norway—A war game the North Atlantic Treaty Organization played recently in a Norwegian fiord about 650 miles from the Russian border has a familiar ring: Tensions between two countries explode into military conflict after one supports an

US annexed the whole world through global spying’ – Assange

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The media has been overwhelmed by talk of Crimea joining Russia, but all are ignoring the fact that the 'Five Eyes' intelligence alliance, principally the US, has annexed the whole world through their spying, said WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. Speaking

N.S.A. Head Says European Data Was Collected by Allies

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WASHINGTON — The head of the National Security Agency on Tuesday vigorously challenged recent reports that the United States had been gathering the phone records of millions of Europeans, saying that the records had in fact been turned over by

Germany, Brazil Turn to U.N. to Restrain American Spies

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Brazil and Germany today joined forces to press for the adoption of a U.N. General Resolution that promotes the right of privacy on the internet, marking the first major international effort to restrain the National Security Agency's intrusions into the

Estonia: Russian spy did not know EU or Nato secrets

BRUSSELS – An alleged Russian spy exposed in Estonia did not compromise EU or Nato secrets, Estonia's intelligence chief has told EUobserver. The Baltic country last week detained Vladimir Veitman, a 63-year-old Estonian intelligence officer, on suspicion of spying for