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Ex-general, CIA chief Petraeus gets probation, $100,000 fine in leak case

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Reuters) – Former U.S. military commander and CIA director David Petraeus was sentenced to two years of probation and ordered to pay a$100,000 fine but was spared prison time on Thursday after pleading guilty to mishandling classified information.

Ex-CIA chief Petraeus to plead guilty in affair-related case

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Former CIA Director David Petraeus has agreed to plead guilty to a single charge relating to mishandling classified information in a case arising from the ex-U.S. Army General’s extramarital affair with a female Army Reserve officer, the

You can now find out if GCHQ spied on you

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People from around the world can join a campaign to find out if British intelligence agency GCHQ illegally spied on them — and force it to delete the data. The move follows a ruling by the UK’s Investigatory Powers Tribunal (IPT) that

The judges who approve phone surveillance are buying Verizon stock

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As the world learns more about the NSA’s global surveillance programs, the FISA court has come under new scrutiny as well. The court provides the legal authorization for much of the NSA’s spying apparatus, including programs collecting phone records in

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

Microsoft lawyer says future is ‘bleak’ because of NSA surveillance

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Microsoft’s top lawyer doesn’t see much reason to be optimistic going forward if the National Security Agency doesn’t stop its bulk collection of private data, pointing to a “bleak future” and a lack of justice and accountability. Speaking at the

NSA: Our systems are so complex we can’t stop them from deleting data wanted for lawsuit

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The National Security Agency recently used a novel argument for not holding onto information it collects about users online activity: it’s too complex. The agency is facing a slew of lawsuits over its surveillance programs, many launched after former NSA

Vodafone Privacy Disclosures Seen Spurring Rivals to Follow

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The National Security Agency recently used a novel argument for not holding onto information it collects about users online activity: it’s too complex. The agency is facing a slew of lawsuits over its surveillance programs, many launched after former NSA

Everyone should know just how much the government lied to defend the NSA

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If you blinked this week, you might have missed the news: two Senators accused the Justice Department of lying about NSA warrantless surveillance to the US supreme court last year, and those falsehoods all but ensured that mass spying on

5 questions about the NSA court ruling

NSA 'incidentally collected' British citizens’ mobile phone and fax numbers, emails and IP addresses

Washington (CNN) — A federal judge ruled the National Security Agency's bulk collection of data on nearly every call made by U.S. phone subscribers is likely unconstitutional, providing ammunition to efforts to rein in surveillance programs that have expanded since

Declassified court documents highlight NSA violations in data collection for surveillance

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The National Security Agency for almost three years searched a massive database of Americans’ phone call records attempting to identify potential terrorists in violation of court-approved privacy rules, and the problem went unfixed because no one at the agency had

‘CIA fabricated evidence to lure US into war with Syria’

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The intelligence gathered against Syria’s Assad was manufactured by elements within the spy community in order to mislead the US President to take punitive action, Ray McGovern, a veteran CIA analyst, told RT. McGovern was among the signatories to the

NSA paid millions to cover Prism compliance costs for tech companies

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The National Security Agency paid millions of dollars to cover the costs of major internet companies involved in the Prism surveillance program after a court ruled that some of the agency's activities were unconstitutional, according to top-secret material passed to

Prosecutor in Manning case calls for 60-year prison sentence

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FT. MEADE, Md. — Military prosecutors in the court-martial of Army Pfc. Bradley Manning asked the judge Monday to sentence him to at least 60 years in prison, arguing that his leaks of classified documents severely damaged U.S. intelligence operations

Lawmakers, privacy advocates call for reforms at NSA

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Some lawmakers called Friday for reforms and greater transparency in the surveillance operations of the National Security Agency following a report that the agency repeatedly violated privacy rules, while U.S. officials stressed that any mistakes are not intentional. The contrasting

Manning acquitted of worst charge, aiding enemy

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U.S. Army Pfc. Bradley Manning was acquitted of aiding the enemy – the most serious charge he faced – but was convicted of espionage, theft and other charges Tuesday, more than three years after he spilled secrets to WikiLeaks. The judge,

Bradley Manning Verdict to be Announced Tuesday

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A verdict has been reached in the court martial of Bradley Manning, but the judge will wait until Tuesday to announce her decision on whether the Army PFC violated the Espionage Act and aided foreign terrorist groups when he released

Italian ex-spy chief gets 10 years in CIA case

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MILAN | Tue Feb 12, 2013 7:30am EST (Reuters) – Italy's former military intelligence chief was sentenced to 10 years in jail on Tuesday for his role in the kidnapping of an Egyptian Muslim cleric in an operation organized by

UN war crimes tribunal sentences Bosnia Serb intelligence chief over Srebrenica and Zepa

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A United Nations war crimes tribunal today sentenced a former Bosnian Serb military chief to life imprisonment after convicting him of genocide and other crimes linked in part to the murders of Bosnian Muslim men and boys at Srebrenica in