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  1. Intelligence still the best defence against terrorism

    Posted Jan 12th 2010, 12:00am by Kevin Rafferty

    ... Kevin Rafferty US President Barack Obama admitted that American intelligence had 'screwed up' by failing to intercept the alleged Christmas Day plane bomber before he boarded his flight in Amsterdam for Detroit. Intelligence agencies could not 'connect those dots' linking Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab with warnings from his own father to CIA officials in Nigeria ...

  2. Comment - Letters

    National Security Agency doing its job

    Posted Jun 17th 2013, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... and pundits, don't seem to understand that the nature of electronic intelligence gathering is that you have to start from the biggest possible pool of data and sift your way through it. ... logs from any possible source is precisely what I would expect the National Security Agency (NSA) to do; if they didn't, they'd be betraying their mission of collecting intelligence ...

  3. News - World - FOCUS

    US security agencies swap data with thousands of companies

    Posted Jun 16th 2013, 12:00am by BLOOM

    ... intelligence, said four people familiar with the process. These programmes, whose participants are known as trusted partners, extend far beyond what was revealed by Edward Snowden, a computer technician ... telephone records and the computer communications of foreigners from Google and other internet companies under court order. Many of these companies voluntarily provide US intelligence organisations ...

  4. Call for end to 'farcical' US allegations of espionage

    Posted Feb 15th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Tze-wei Beijing has strongly rejected the United States' latest espionage allegations, denouncing the claims as 'farces' that should come to an end. 'The so-called accusations against China are totally fictitious and have ulterior m ...

  5. Urgency needed in preparing surveillance law

    Posted Mar 01st 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Thanks to recent court rulings, we are aware of serious doubts about the legality of covert surveillance operations in Hong Kong. As a result, the government is preparing legislation to put such conduct on a sound legal footing. The approval given by the ...

  6. News - World

    Lawyers challenge detention of Greenwald’s partner in London's High Court

    Posted Nov 07th 2013, 12:44pm by THE NEW YORK TIMES

    ... The New York Times in London British intelligence officials claim that stories based on stolen documents have damaged national security and aided global terrorism. In London’s High Court ... telephone and memory sticks were confiscated. They contained around 58,000 encrypted, secret files from the Snowden archive, the British government said. British intelligence officials are still ...

  7. News - China - CYBERSECURITY

    US panel urges sanctions against China for cyberspying

    Posted Nov 21st 2013, 11:05am by Agence France-Presse in Washington

    ... by former security contractor Edward Snowden that US intelligence has engaged in sweeping espionage worldwide, including monitoring online correspondence and tapping the communications of leaders ... not previously reach, such as the US Pacific territory of Guam, it said. Quoting the Office of Naval Intelligence, the report said that China by 2020 will probably have 313-342 submarines – including ...

  8. News - China - SECURITY

    China can speak with one voice on security via new council, Xi says

    Posted Nov 16th 2013, 03:04pm by Reuters in Beijing

    ... among the various wings of China’s security bureaucracy, split now among the police, military, intelligence and diplomatic services. Possible international flashpoints for China include North ...

  9. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Protesters march in Washington against NSA surveillance

    Posted Oct 27th 2013, 04:28pm by Reuters in Washington

    ... the programmes that are designed to gather intelligence about potential foreign threats. The Obama administration and many lawmakers have defended the NSA programmes as crucial in protecting US national ...

  10. Anger at secrecy over surveillance

    Posted Oct 05th 2005, 12:00am by Felix Chan

    ... Felix Chan Heated exchange between legislators and security chief The government was told to come clean on its covert surveillance practices during a heated exchange with democrats in the Legislative Council yesterday. The demand came after Secretary for ...




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