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  1. News - World - SECURITY

    China could cripple US in cyber offensive, NSA chief tells lawmakers

    Posted Nov 21st 2014, 10:16pm by AP

    ... Michael Rogers, director of the National Security Agency. At a hearing of the House of Representatives' Intelligence Committee, Rogers said America's adversaries were performing ... came in response to questioning from Republican Mike Rogers, who chairs the intelligence committee. He asked the NSA director about a private report alleging China-based intrusions ...

  2. News - World - SECURITY

    US Senate blocks bill to end bulk phone surveillance by NSA

    Posted Nov 19th 2014, 10:57am by AP

    ... collects only so-called metadata- numbers called, not names- and not the content of conversations. But the spectre of the intelligence agency holding domestic phone records was deeply disquieting ... Intelligence Committee, abandoned her previous opposition to the bill. "If we do not pass the bill, we will lose this programme," Feinstein said. "This bill increases [the] trust ...

  3. News - World

    US and UK have secret access to German telecoms data, report claims

    Posted Sep 15th 2014, 04:55am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Berlin US and UK tap German telecoms, says report The US National Security Agency and British intelligence services are able to secretly access data from telecoms giant Deutsche Telekom and several other German operators, according to Der Spiegel weekly. An NSA programme called "Treasure Map" gave the US agency and Britain's electronic ...

  4. News - World - GERMANY

    As German rift with US over spying widens, Berlin reviews IT procurement rules

    Posted Jul 14th 2014, 09:14pm by BLOOM

    ... contracts. US-German tensions escalated last week after Germany expelled a top intelligence officer from the US embassy in Berlin. "Contracts with US suppliers will be scrutinised as they come ... of contracts are handled by the Interior Ministry. The US intelligence official was asked to leave Germany following allegations that an American double agent leaked information from Germany's ...

  5. News - World - SURVEILLANCE

    Ordinary internet users caught up in NSA surveillance web, probe reveals

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 04:31am by THE WASHINGTON POST

    ... of considerable intelligence value in the messages- and collateral harm to privacy on a scale that the Obama administration has not been willing to address. Among the most valuable contents are fresh ... with amendments to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act. FISA content is generally stored in closely controlled data repositories, and for more than a year, senior government officials have depicted ...

  6. News - World - SECURITY

    Blimp protest over NSA data centre in Utah

    Posted Jun 29th 2014, 05:54am by Reuters

    ... released data on the scope of some of its most sensitive foreign intelligence-gathering efforts, saying it had targeted nearly 90,000 foreign persons or organisations for surveillance through US companies last year. The release of the "transparency report" by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, follows an order a year ago from US President Barack Obama to make ...

  7. News - World - GERMANY

    German parliament drops US telecom firm Verizon over links to NSA spying

    Posted Jun 29th 2014, 05:54am by MCT

    ... with a foreign intelligence agency. Washington sent a former White House aide, John Podesta, to a US-German "cyber dialogue" on Friday in Berlin, where German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter ...

  8. News - World - GERMANY

    Germany opens criminal probe over Merkel phone tapping

    Posted Jun 04th 2014, 08:38pm by AFP

    ... overseas, which Merkel has described as “grave”. Data-sensitive Germans reacted with outrage to the accusations by fugitive intelligence contractor Edward Snowden amid sensitivity over mass state ... citizens and politicians, and whether German intelligence aided its activities. Recent reports that Range did not plan to go ahead with the wider probe had prompted anger from some politicians. US ...

  9. News - World - EDWARD SNOWDEN

    Former United States vice-president Al Gore says Snowden performed an important service

    Posted Jun 12th 2014, 04:13am by GDN

    ... The Guardian Former NSA man was more a whistle-blower than a traitor, former US vice-president says Gore says Snowden performed vital service Edward Snowden secured his highest endorsement yet in the US when former vice-president Al Gore described the leaking of top secret intelligence documents as "an important service". Asked if he regarded Snowden as a traitor ...

  10. News - World - PRIVACY

    NSA 'scooping up images of people'

    Posted Jun 02nd 2014, 03:49am by AFP

    ... recognition programs, The New York Times reported yesterday, citing top secret documents. The newspaper said documents, which were obtained from fugitive former US intelligence analyst Edward Snowden, ... officials believed advances in technology could revolutionise the way the agency found intelligence targets. "It's not just the traditional communications we're after: It's ...




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