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Intelligence

‘Facebook a gift to intelligence agencies’ - Laura Poitras
Investigative journalist Laura Poitras says she is worried about intelligence agencies using the all-too-easily-accessible data gathered from social networks - as people share their personal information voluntarily and governments only need to ask.

25.10.2014 14:50

Cash damages for woman duped into having undercover spy’s child
British police have agreed to pay £425,000 (US$682,000) in damages to a woman who was tricked into having a sexual relationship with one of their undercover agents and raised his child. The officer used his alias to infiltrate activist groups.

24.10.2014 08:28

Secret Service slammed for pulling guards from White House
New disclosures reveal Secret Service leadership thought an employee's private dispute was more important than guarding President Obama and his family.

24.10.2014 00:43

The forgotten coup - How America and Britain crushed the government of their 'ally', Australia
Across the political and media elite in Australia, a silence has descended on the memory of the great, reforming prime minister Gough Whitlam, who has died. His achievements are recognized, if grudgingly, his mistakes noted in false sorrow.

23.10.2014 07:06

‘Ottawa shooting shouldn’t be used as pretext for stripping away more civil liberties’
​Canada should not rush to use the attack on the Parliament as a pretext for stripping away civil liberties and increasing dragnet surveillance on the Canadian people, Annie Machon, former intelligence officer for the UK's MI5 told RT.

22.10.2014 22:14

Obama’s chief of staff personally negotiates redacting of Senate’s CIA torture report
White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough is deeply involved in negotiating how much to redact from a classified US Senate probe into the CIA’s post-9/11 detention and interrogation program, according to a new report.

22.10.2014 16:42

From Cuban Missile Crisis to failed ‘reset’: US doesn’t learn lessons
With relations between Russia and the United States at their lowest point since the Cold War, this month marks the 52nd anniversary of the Cuban Missile Crisis, when the world moved perilously close to nuclear Armageddon.

22.10.2014 11:10

National security prosecutors to shift towards pursuing cybercriminals
The part of the Justice Department that prosecutes suspected cybercriminals on behalf of the United States government will soon see some changes as feds find a new way to counter the mounting attacks against American computer networks.

21.10.2014 18:29

Five Eyes ‘spy fee’: New Zealand forks out over $100mn annually for intel funding
The taxpayers in New Zealand are spending $103 million a year on intelligence as a kind of membership fee for the country to be part of the Five Eyes surveillance club together with the US, UK, Australia and Canada, a declassified report said.

21.10.2014 17:07

‘Mission of liberty’: Outgoing GCHQ boss defends mass surveillance
The outgoing director of GCHQ has used his farewell speech to praise the UK surveillance agency’s practices. In the wake of Edward Snowden’s revelations, Sir Iain Lobban called the agency’s work a “mission of liberty, not erosion of it.”

21.10.2014 16:18

Congress investigating deal between NSA official and ex-director’s company
Lawmakers on Capitol Hill are now questioning the relationship between the National Security Agency’s chief technical officer and a private company being run by the former head of the American electronic spy department.

21.10.2014 16:23

Kiev denies German intel claim that militia captured BUK missile from Ukraine army
The Ukrainian Defense Ministry rejected a report by Germany's foreign intelligence agency that anti-Kiev militia shot down flight MH17 with a BUK missile captured from a Ukrainian base. The report also accused Kiev of falsifying intelligence.

20.10.2014 17:05

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