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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

Czech Secret Service: Russia Sent ‘Extremely High’ Number of Spies

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PRAGUE – Russia deployed an “extremely high” number of intelligence officers at its Czech embassy last year, the NATO member country’s secret service said in an annual report released on Monday. The reported increase in spying comes as relations between

U.K. announces inquiry for Russian spy death

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LONDON (AP) — The British government announced plans Tuesday for a wide-ranging public inquiry into the mysterious 2006 death of poisoned former Russian agent Alexander Litvinenko. The decision, which comes at a time of rising tensions with Russia, is a

Edward Snowden gives first US television interview

In a 40 minute interview broadcast by NBC on Wednesday 28 June, Edward Snowden was asked about his career history, his life in Russia, the NSA’s capabilities and the possibilty of him ever returning to the United States. During the

Snowden being manipulated by Russian intelligence: ex-NSA chief

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(Reuters) – Former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden, who revealed the U.S. government’s data collection programs, is now likely under the control of Russian intelligence agencies, according to former NSA Director, General Keith Alexander. Alexander, who retired on March

Putin calls internet a ‘CIA project’ renewing fears of web breakup

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Vladimir Putin gave his clearest signal yet that he aims to break up the global nature of the internet when he branded the network a "CIA project" on Thursday. The Russian president told a media conference in St Petersburg that

MI5 hiring: British Secret Service looking for intel experts on Russia

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The UK’s MI5 has decided to beef up its team with more experts on Russia amid the ongoing political crisis in Ukraine. It is now hiring Russian intelligence analysts to monitor intercepted phone calls and emails. According to the Times’

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

U.S. Plans Review of Intelligence

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President Barack Obama said Tuesday that the U.S. would conduct a review of intelligence-gathering before theBoston Marathon bombing to determine whether authorities could have done anything to prevent it. The president also defended the work of the Federal Bureau of

Court official: Greek judicial authorities file charges in alleged plot against former PM

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ATHENS, Greece — A prosecutor opened a criminal case Wednesday in a suspected plot to remove former conservative prime minister Costas Karamanlis from power that was brought to light by a tip-off from Russia’s spy agency, a court official said.