Tag: Secrecy

With Liberty to Monitor All

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How Large-Scale US Surveillance is Harming Journalism, Law, and American Democracy July 28, 2014 The 120-page report documents how national security journalists and lawyers are adopting elaborate steps or otherwise modifying their practices to keep communications, sources, and other confidential

Spying revelations lead to German encryption boom

German Chancellor Merkel holds a BlackBerry Z10 smartphone featuring high security Secusite software at the booth of Secusmart during her opening tour at the CeBit computer fair in Hanover

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) — Revelations about the National Security Agency’s electronic eavesdropping capabilities have sparked anger in Germany and a boom in encryption services that make it hard for the most sophisticated spies to read emails, listen to calls

After Edward Snowden, US government now fears it has new mole

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The US government fears that the US intelligence agencies have a second mole who is feeding top secret information to journalists, it has been reported. The existence of a second high-level leaker – separate from the former defence contractor Edward

US’ industrial cyber espionage

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On May 19, the United States Justice Department indicted five Chinese military officers on charges of hacking into computers and stealing valuable trade secrets from leading US companies. This is the first time that the US has leveled such criminal

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

REVIEW: Democracy, Law and Security. Internal Security Services in Contemporary Europe

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By Jean-Paul Brodeur, Peter Gill, and Dennis Töllborg, eds.  New York: NY:  Columbia University Press, 2003.  354 pages. ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ The academic attention to intelligence as a factor in international relations and domestic security has increased markedly in the last twenty

REVIEW: Counterfeit Spies. Genuine or Bogus? An Astonishing Investigation into Secret Agents of the Second World War

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By Nigel West. London: St. Ermin's Press, 1999. 308 pages ___________________________________________________________________________________________________ The secret world of intelligence is a `wilderness of mirrors' where reality is distorted by professional liars. But it is also quite often the `missing dimension' to much of

REVIEW: The Master of Disguise. My Secret Life in the CIA

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By Antonio Mendez. New York City: William Morrow and Company, 1999. 351 pages. Reviewed by Jim Steinmeyer ____________________________________________________________________________________ Magicians love gimmicks. In fact, I think it is this admiration for contraptions—for tricky pieces of apparatus that do this when you