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‘No parliament support’: Lithuania drops CIA prison inquiry

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The Lithuanian legislature decided against a new inquiry into a secret US torture facility in the country, despite a damning US Senate report released three months ago which indicated its existence. “No new inquest will be considered, because there is

Edward Snowden Wants To Come Home, Still Faces Charges For NSA Leaks

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Former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden wants to come back home to the United States, but U.S. officials said the fugitive whistleblower would have to stand trial for leaking details about the NSA’s secret mass surveillance programs, Reuters reported.

China raised issue of U.S. spy flights during military talks: Pentagon

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(Reuters) – China raised the thorny subject of U.S. military spy flights during talks that led to agreements this week on reducing friction between the two militaries, but was told U.S. missions in international airspace and waters would continue, the

Two Americans freed by North Korea, returning home -U.S. officials

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WASHINGTON, Nov 8 (Reuters) – North Korea freed two American citizens from prison and they were returning to the United States on Saturday after the surprise involvement of the top-ranking U.S. intelligence official in their release. Kenneth Bae and Matthew

The NSA’s Moonlighting Problem

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In Washington, the revolving door between government service and more lucrative ventures is common, if not expected. However, having one foot in each has raised questions for the National Security Agency, which has launched an internal review of one senior

Iraqi PM says Islamic State plans subway attacks in U.S. and Paris

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(Reuters) – Iraq has “credible” intelligence that Islamic State militants plan to attack subway systems in Paris and the United States, the prime minister said on Thursday, but U.S. and French officials said they had no evidence to back up

Chinese ambassador ‘spy case’ would not be first, warns state-run newspaper

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Top Chinese diplomats, military officers and scholars have been drawn into spying in recent years, a state newspaper warned on Thursday, in an editorial on the rumours surrounding the country’s ambassador to Iceland. The Global Times said several of the

Obama ‘authorises spy flights over Syria

U.S. President Barack Obama wipes a tear as he speaks about the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, during a press briefing at the White House in Washington December 14, 2012. A tearful President Obama expressed "overwhelming grief" for the victims of a shooting rampage at a Connecticut elementary school and called on Americans to set aside politics and "take meaningful action" to prevent more tragedies of this kind. A heavily armed gunman opened fire on school children and staff at a Connecticut elementary school on Friday, killing 26 people including 18 children in the latest in a series of shooting rampages that have tormented the United States this year, U.S. media reported.     REUTERS/Yuri Gripas  (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS CRIME LAW)

President Barack Obama has authorised surveillance flights over Syria in order to gather intelligence on the Islamic State group, a senior US administration official said. Tuesday’s move could mark the first step towards US air strikes against targets inside Syria.

Chinese hackers may have stolen your medical records

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A man types on a computer keyboard in this 2013 photo illustration. (Kacper Pempel/Reuters) Chinese hackers have stolen medical records for 4.5 million patients, according to a regulatory filing from Community Health Systems, a publicly-traded company that runs 206 hospitals

Snowden casts doubt on NSA investigation into security disclosures

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National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden has called into question the competence of the investigation into the aftermath of his disclosures, which was overseen by the NSA’s new deputy director, Rick Ledgett. In a new cover story for Wired magazine,

Canada Accuses China Of Hacking Into Its Main Computer Network

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Canada on Tuesday accused Chinese government-backed hackers of attempting to access its main computer network, but Beijing denied the accusations saying it had no role to play in the alleged act. The Canadian government reportedly claimed that a state-sponsored actor

European Court Says Torture Used on CIA ‘Black Sites’

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(Reuters) – The CIA ran a secret jail on Polish soil, the European Court of Human Rights ruled on Thursday, piling pressure on Poland, one of Washington’s closest allies, to break its long silence about the global programme for detaining

The Fourth Amendment Shell Game

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The National Security Agency’s controversial call-records dragnet has never been much use at finding terrorists, as two separate government panels have concluded, but technological change has been gradually rendering it completely irrelevant. Now, under the guise of putting an end to that

CIA’s ‘harsh interrogations’ exceeded legal authority

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(Reuters) – A classified U.S. Senate report found that the CIA's legal justification for the use of harsh interrogation techniques that critics say amount to torture was based on faulty legal reasoning, McClatchy news service reported on Thursday. The Central

NSA infiltrated RSA security more deeply than thought – study

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(Reuters) – Security industry pioneer RSA adopted not just one but two encryption tools developed by the U.S. National Security Agency, greatly increasing the spy agency's ability to eavesdrop on some Internet communications, according to a team of academic researchers.

Prestigious speaker Mikko Hypponen cancels RSA talk to protest NSA deal

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Friday's report that RSA received $10 million to make an NSA-favored random number generator the default setting in its BSAFE crypto tool aren't yet creating any problems on Wall Street, with stock for parent company EMC rising 2 percent on Monday.

Indonesia, Australia spy claim tension spreads to corporate world

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(Reuters) – Rising diplomatic tension between Australia and Indonesia spread into the corporate world on Friday, after a state-owned Indonesian firm suspended talks with Australian cattle ranchers, citing trust issues between the neighbors. PT Rajawali Nusantara Indonesia (RNI) is the

Snowden persuaded other NSA workers to give up passwords

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Former U.S. National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden used login credentials and passwords provided unwittingly by colleagues at a spy base in Hawaii to access some of the classified material he leaked to the media, sources said. A handful of

‘Unacceptable and shocking’: France demands explanation for NSA spying

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France has called for an explanation for the “unacceptable” and “shocking” reports of NSA spying on French citizens. Leaked documents revealed the spy agency records millions of phone calls and monitors politicians and high-profile business people. The US Ambassador to

NSA director Keith Alexander and deputy expected to depart in early 2014

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The director of the National Security Agency and his deputy are expected to depart in the coming months, US officials said on Wednesday, in a development that could give President Obama a chance to reshape the eavesdropping agency. Army general