Tag: Russia

A third of U.S. shield data from gov’t in wake of Snowden

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WASHINGTON — Nearly a third of Americans have taken action to shield their personal data from government surveillance programs that monitor phone and electronic communications, says a Pew Research Center poll released Monday. Those actions include strengthening privacy settings on

Senate torture report: An exception in CIA oversight

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate report on the CIA’s post-Sept. 11 interrogations shows how a rigorous examination of a secret agency can expose misconduct, incompetence and bureaucratic spin, even to those who question the investigation’s assertion that torture did not

Edward Snowden won’t return to U.S. without a fair trial, lawyer says

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Edward Snowden’s lawyer on Wednesday sought to tamp down speculation that the fugitive whistle-blower could soon return to the United States. Anatoly Kucherena told a news conference Tuesday that his client wants to go home and has teamed up with

Edward Snowden Calls Canadian Intelligence Oversight Among ‘Weakest’ In Western World

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U.S. National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden criticized the inadequate oversight of Canada’s intelligence operations on Wednesday, calling its framework “one of the weakest” in the Western world. In a live chat moderated by CBC Radio host Anna Maria Tremonti,

NSA Braced for New Leaks

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The National Security Agency, still reeling from massive leaks caused by Edward Snowden, is preparing to be hit with another major loss of secrets, according to U.S. intelligence officials. The leaks are expected to be published in the near future

West behind falling ruble and oil prices – Russian spy chief

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Washington and its allies are pursuing a regime change policy towards Russia, deliberately introducing sanctions and attacking the ruble through manipulation of world oil prices, the head of Russia’s external intelligence agency has said. Mikhail Fradkov, the head of the

Intelligence Agency Wants an Even More Super Supercomputer

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The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity is funding research that could fundamentally change the field of supercomputing. Announced today, IARPA – the intelligence community’s research arm – awarded research contracts in support of its Cryogenic Computer Complexity, or C3, program

Edward Snowden wins Swedish human rights award for NSA revelations

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Whistleblower Edward Snowden received several standing ovations in the Swedish parliament after being given the Right Livelihood award for his revelations of the scale of state surveillance. Snowden, who is in exile in Russia, addressed the parliament by video from

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.

Futurology: Internet of Things and the NSA

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The Internet was clearly expanding beyond the computer in 2004, even three years before the launch of the Apple iPhone in 2007, so many technologists saw the possibility for every day devices to become surveillance tools for businesses and governments.

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

Russian government gathers intelligence with malware: report

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Malicious software designed to steal sensitive information from businesses and foreign governments is made in Russia and supported by the Russian government, a security research firm reported Tuesday. The group behind the malicious software, or malware, has been identified as

Poland Detains 2 Suspected of Espionage

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Polish officials say a high-ranking army officer and a civilian have been detained on suspicion that they spied for a hostile foreign intelligence service. Polish media reported that the two are suspected of spying for Russia, but prosecutors have refused

U.S. and Russia Agree to Share More Intelligence on ISIS

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PARIS — Secretary of State John Kerry said on Tuesday that the United States and Russia had agreed to share more intelligence on the Islamic State, as he sought to lay the basis for improved cooperation with Moscow. Just six

NSA Leaker Edward Snowden Receives Human Rights Award

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Edward Snowden, the man who continues to leak classified information about the NSA, receives an award for Human Rights. Snowden is one of the winners of the Swedish, ‘Right Livelihood Award.’ It’s given for “courageous and effective work for human

Russia says detained Estonian police officer is a spy

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Russia claims it detained an Estonian policeman for “intelligence gathering”, but Tallinn has accused Moscow of abducting him. The Estonian officer, Eston Kohver, was placed behind bars after a Moscow court approved his arrest, heightening tensions between European Union member

Former CIA tech director talks Cold War stratagems in the Last Frontier

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A seismic shift in how spying is conducted took place in the 1950s, and Alaska, an acknowledged front in the Cold War between the U.S. and USSR, was right at the epicenter. “Alaska represents a time in CIA history when

JPMorgan Data Breach Traced Back To Russia, Which Calls Claim ‘Nonsense’

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Weeks after JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE:JPM) discovered a major data breach in its systems, investigators have found clues that show the hackers used a global network of computers available for hire to reroute the stolen data from the bank

JPMorgan Data Breach Traced Back To Russia, Which Calls Claim ‘Nonsense’

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Weeks after JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE:JPM) discovered a major data breach in its systems, investigators have found clues that show the hackers used a global network of computers available for hire to reroute the stolen data from the bank

Former NSA Chief Says JPMorgan Hack May Be a Warning

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Hackers who stole gigabytes of data from JPMorgan Chase & Co. may have been trying to send a message that U.S. financial institutions can be disrupted, the former director of the National Security Agency said. The FBI is investigating the