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Intelligence

Snowden talks surveillance, privacy with Swedish lawyers in Moscow
Edward Snowden has met with three Swedish lawyers at a secret location in Moscow to discuss matters of surveillance and privacy, adding he hopes “to see them soon in Sweden.”

28.03.2015 10:28

Labour witch-hunt: Spied-on MPs demand release of undercover police files
Labour MPs whose political and private lives were monitored by undercover police officers are demanding that the secret files kept on them be released.

27.03.2015 12:57

CIA mastermind behind bin Laden killing, aka 'Captain Ahab', to be removed from post
The head of the CIA’s Counterterrorism Center (CTC), who masterminded the killing of Osama bin Laden and the drone campaign, is being removed from his post at a time when the agency is focusing on a new generation of extremist threats.

26.03.2015 18:35

Security agencies get access to 2 yrs of Australians’ phone, internet records
A law forcing Australian phone and internet companies to keep records for two years has been passed by both houses of parliament. The new legislation will allow security agencies access to this data, who say it’s necessary for anti-terrorism measures.

26.03.2015 14:09

​Police drones filming protesters is a privacy concern – campaigner
A decision by the British Home Office to trial the use of drones in monitoring protests and surveying road accidents has been criticized by privacy campaigners who cite lack of oversight as a major concern.

26.03.2015 12:57

​Police kept ‘very extensive’ secret files on Labour politicians – whistleblower
British police spied on senior Labour politicians during the 1990s, keeping extensive records of personal and political affairs, a former undercover officer has revealed.

26.03.2015 09:22

‘Yemen crisis: clearly a failure of US foreign policy’
The US, which not long ago called Yemen an example of successful counter-terror strategy, underestimated the power of the Houthis in the country as they have already gained control over several cities, said Abayomi Azikiwe, Editor, Pan-African News Wire.

26.03.2015 09:53

Yemen rebels gained access to secret US files – report
Houthi Shiite rebels obtained secret Yemeni intelligence documents with details about US-backed counter-terrorism operations, including the names and locations of informants, the Los Angeles Times reported citing American officials.

26.03.2015 03:28

FBI plays nice with other spooks, but needs to spy smarter – report
FBI’s cooperation with the CIA and NSA is better than ever, but more is needed to make the Bureau a truly global intelligence and investigative agency, says a newly released US government report on agency’s post-9/11 transformation.

25.03.2015 18:32

Rights groups call foul as French snooping bill gives state NSA-like powers
Leading human rights organizations have expressed alarm at a bill going to the French parliament on Friday that grants expansive new powers to the country’s surveillance agencies.

25.03.2015 17:58

Spy sting foils factory worker’s plot to sell UK nuclear secrets
A factory worker who stole secret documents detailing sensitive information about British nuclear submarines and attempted to sell them to government officials in Eastern Europe has been sentenced to four-and-a-half years in prison.

25.03.2015 17:13

Sharing secrets: Britain & Israel launch £1.2mn cybersecurity project
A group of British and Israeli academics are set to participate in a £1.2 million cyber security research venture as part of the government’s “long-term economic plan,” the Cabinet Office announced on Tuesday.

25.03.2015 17:04