Tag: Russia

White House confirms CIA director visited Ukraine over weekend

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  White House spokesman Jay Carney confirmed that CIA Director John Brennan visited Ukrainian capital Kiev over the weekend and met with high-ranked Ukrainian officials. Previously, deposed Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich accused Brennan of ordering a crackdown on pro-Russian activists

We have ‘conclusive evidence’ that Edward Snowden leaks hurt UK national security, say spy chiefs

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Ministers have been handed ‘conclusive evidence’ of how leaks by surveillance whistleblower Edward Snowden damaged national security. It claims suspected terror cells and individuals disappeared from the intelligence radar after the American revealed information on techniques used by the British

Agents Provocateurs and the Shadow War in Eastern Ukraine

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For weeks, Washington and Moscow have waged a bitter war of words over the fragile situation in Ukraine. But on Tuesday, the tenor of the discussion turned tantalizingly conspiratorial. On the Russian side, Moscow accused the U.S. of plotting a

Snowden live: whistleblower testifies by video link at ‘mass surveillance’ hearing

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“Edward Snowden has triggered a massive public debate on privacy in the internet age” said Pieter Omtzigt, Netherlands EPP. “Among other things, we hope to ask him what his revelations mean for ordinary users, how they should try to protect

Russia intensifies espionage in Sweden, security service says

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STOCKHOLM, Sweden, April 7 (UPI) — Russia’s intensified espionage efforts in Sweden include preparations for war, the Swedish government security service Sapo warned Monday. “The most serious threat we see right now are war preparations,” Sapo chief counter-intelligence analyst Wilhelm

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

Why CIA, NSA can’t spy on Putin?

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Earlier this month, as Russia began its move in Crimea, U.S. spy agencies reportedly found a worrying silence in the spot where they were listening most attentively — the digital space around Russian President Vladimir Putin and his military brass.

‘Guardian’ threatened with closure over Snowden leaks, conference told

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The Guardian newspaper was threatened with closure by the British government over the Edward Snowden spying affair, the Radiodays Europe conference has been told. The paper’s deputy editor Paul Johnson said Britain’s intelligence agencies visited them and told them they

NSA targeted Chinese telecoms giant Huawei

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The National Security Agency created “back doors” into networks maintained by the Chinese telecommunications company Huawei, according to a report released on Saturday. The report comes from a document provided by the former NSA contractor Edward Snowden and disclosed by

Google’s Schmidt: We were attacked by the Chinese and the NSA

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Google chairman Eric Schmidt admitted on Friday that government attacks from China and the US forced his company to enhance security protocols. Speaking at the SXSW technology conference in Austin, Texas, Schmidt said governments around the world have realized that

Military spy chief: Have to assume Russia knows U.S. secrets

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Washington (CNN) — In the world of military strategy, every contingency must be examined, especially the worst-case scenario. Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, the head of the Defense Intelligence Agency, made that clear when he told National Public Radio in an

American intelligence agencies disagreed on Russia threat in Ukraine

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WASHINGTON — U.S. intelligence agencies disagreed on whether Russian President Vladimir Putin would order military intervention last week in Ukraine, officials said Tuesday, and the House Intelligence Committee is examining what caused the differing analyses. “We have begun a review

Russia’s first targets in Ukraine: its cell phones and Internet lines

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he Russian forces occupying Crimea are jamming cell phones and severing Internet connections between the peninsula and the rest of Ukraine. Moscow hasn't succeeded in imposing an information blackout, but the attacks could be sign that Russia is looking to

Ex- CIA Chief: Why We Keep Getting Putin Wrong

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The last time Russian troops invaded one of its neighbors, the U.S. intelligence community was also caught off guard. The year was 2008 and the country was Georgia instead of the Ukraine. And just as in 2014, back then there

Daniel Ellsberg on US surveillance

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Huntingdon, United States – In 1971, US military analyst Daniel Ellsberg leaked thousands of pages of a top-secret study on the Vietnam War to the American press. The Pentagon Papers, as the leak would come to be called, revealed previously

Edward Snowden asylum demand dropped by European parliament

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The European parliament is to ditch demands on Wednesday that EU governments give guarantees of asylum and security to Edward Snowden, the National Security Agency whistleblower. The parliament's civil liberties committee is to vote on more than 500 amendments to

EU pushes for less US control of the internet amid outrage over NSA spying

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The EU is challenging US control of the internet today with fresh proposals aimed at decentralizing authority. While there have been concerns over US control for years, today’s proposals follow widespread shock over the US surveillance activities of the NSA. The

Spy Chief Says Snowden Took Advantage of ‘Perfect Storm’ of Security Lapses

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WASHINGTON — The director of national intelligence acknowledged Tuesday that nearly a year after the contractor Edward J. Snowden “scraped” highly classified documents from the National Security Agency’s networks, the technology was not yet fully in place to prevent another

Edward Snowden tells German TV that NSA is involved in industrial espionage

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The National Security Agency is involved in industrial espionage and will take intelligence regardless of its value to national security, the former NSA contractor Edward Snowden has told a German television network.  In a lengthy interview broadcast on the public broadcaster ARD TV on Sunday,  Snowden said

Snowden denies receiving assistance from Russian intelligence with NSA leaks

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Former National Security Agen­­cy contractor Edward Snowden denied accusations that he was working for a foreign government when he stole countless classified documents detailing U.S. surveillance programs and efforts to gather information on world leaders. In an interview with the