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  • Sep 18, 2014
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Indonesia protests to US as spying row spreads

Indonesia protested strongly to the United States on Wednesday after a report said Washington had been monitoring phone calls and communication networks from its embassy in Jakarta, as the spying row spread to Asia.

Wednesday, 30 October, 2013, 9:21pm

Documents signed by Eric Holder say NSA can keep citizen's data forever

The US National Security Agency can keep copies of intercepted communications from or about American citizens if the material contains significant intelligence or evidence of crimes, according to top-secret documents newly published by The Guardian newspaper.

22 Jun 2013 - 3:51am

US security agencies swap data with thousands of companies

Thousands of technology, finance and manufacturing companies are working with US national security agencies, providing sensitive information and in return receiving benefits that include access to classified intelligence, said four people familiar with the process.

16 Jun 2013 - 6:51am

Foreign Policy report lifts the lid on US cyberespionage of China

Published in Foreign Policy magazine and called "Inside the NSA's Ultra Secret Hacking Group", the story by Mathew Aid lifts the lid on the US's covert cyber operations in China. The US continually accuses China of cybercrime. However, senior Beijing officials accuse the US government of hypocrisy and allege Washington is also actively engaged in cyber-espionage.

13 Aug 2013 - 3:40pm

Filmmaker Laura Poitras examines US security issues

Laura Poitras, 49, played a key role in the Washington Post story revealing a secret National Security Agency programme that used data from internet firms with reporter Barton Gellman. She was also part of The Guardian team with reporter Glenn Greenwald that conducted the video interview with source Edward Snowden.

13 Jun 2013 - 7:18am

US owes us all an explanation

For months, Washington has carefully built a case against China for allowing mainland hackers to target some of America's largest companies and military secrets.

13 Jun 2013 - 2:06am 1 comment

NSA leak prompts questions over US reliance on contractors

The US government may have to reconsider how much it relies on outside defence contractors who are given top security clearances after an NSA contractor exposed top-secret phone and internet surveillance programmes.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

US spy agency seeks probe into leaks over Prism surveillance programme

A top US intelligence agency has requested a criminal probe into the leak of highly classified information about its secret internet spy programme.

10 Jun 2013 - 11:19am 5 comments

Obama adds voice to accusations of China hacking

US President Barack Obama entered the fray on Wednesday on cyber attacks from China, saying some intrusions affecting US firms and infrastructure were “state sponsored”.

The comments appeared to step up the rhetoric against China following similar remarks from other members of the US administration.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

US ambassador to UN Susan Rice tipped as national security adviser

US ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice is set to become President Barack Obama's national security adviser after the disappointment of being forced out of contention for secretary of state, it is being reported.

12 Mar 2013 - 3:19am