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  • Sep 18, 2014
  • Updated: 4:54am


US defends huge surveillance programmes

Top US intelligence officials say information gleaned from two controversial data-collection programmes run by the National Security Agency has thwarted potential terrorist plots in the US and more than 20 other countries - and that gathered data is destroyed every five y

Monday, 17 June, 2013, 8:59am

Spying scandal puts an end to Barack Obama's long European honeymoon

Explosive revelations about US phone and internet surveillance programs will challenge President Barack Obama's popularity and moral authority when he arrives in Europe today.

17 Jun 2013 - 5:53am

Spying scandal creates unlikely US alliance, uniting far left, far right

American liberals and libertarians rarely see eye to eye - but they have united behind demands for more transparency following the revelations of vast and secretive US surveillance.

17 Jun 2013 - 5:53am

US spies on citizens and foreigners by tapping into web and phone traffic

US spies are secretly tapping into servers of nine internet giants including Apple, Facebook, Microsoft and Google in a vast anti- terror sweep targeting foreigners.

8 Jun 2013 - 5:03am 2 comments

British lawmakers blast failure to monitor Huawei

British lawmakers have blasted the government for risking national security by failing to monitor the widespread use of Chinese equipment in Britain's phone and broadband networks.

7 Jun 2013 - 1:50am

Light jail terms for GM pair over theft of hybrid technology

A former General Motors engineer convicted of stealing thousands of pages of hybrid technology was sentenced to just a year and a day in jail, far below the punishment sought by the government in a case that involved her husband and an alleged scheme to take the trade secrets to China.

3 May 2013 - 3:48am

Euro Disney 'spied on job candidates'

Euro Disney, the company that runs Disneyland Paris, and two former police officers have been taken to court for allegedly spying on candidates who applied for jobs at the theme park. t is alleged the company secretly paid the ex-officers about €36,000 a year to illegally access police file information on job applicants, including their court history, legal cases and convictions.

26 Apr 2013 - 3:18am

Former Hong Kong diplomat jailed 12 years for spying

A former Hong Kong-based diplomat has been jailed for 12 years for selling hundreds of sensitive military documents to Russia intelligence - including Nato's activities in Afghanistan and Libya. Ex-Dutch foreign service employee Raymond Poeteray - who worked at the consulate in Hong Kong between 2004 and 2008 - "perturbed and undermined the interests of the Netherlands and its allies", the court in The Hague said in a statement yesterday.

24 Apr 2013 - 4:02am

US jails Chinese engineer for taking files on missile guidance system to China

Measured in millimetres, the tiny device was designed to allow drones, missiles and rockets to hit targets without satellite guidance. An advanced version was being developed secretly for the United States military by a small firm and L-3 Communications, a major defence contractor.

27 Mar 2013 - 3:47am

Prisoner X arrested after leaking Mossad work: ABC

A suspected Mossad agent known as Prisoner X was arrested by his own spymasters after leaking detailed information about his work to Australian intelligence services, according to sources cited by broadcaster ABC on Monday.

18 Feb 2013 - 8:47pm