• Edward Snowden Nov 2, 2020

    Snowden and His Wife Seek to Be Russian-US Dual Nationals

    Former U.S. security contractor Edward Snowden says he and his wife plan to apply for Russian citizenship without renouncing their U.S. nationality

  • Congress Jun 27, 2019

    Documents Show NSA Again Improperly Collected Americans' Call Records

    Documents released Wednesday show the National Security Agency improperly collected phone records four months after it said it had fixed technical problems that caused another similar collection of unauthorized and inaccurate data that violated federal law. The internal documents obtained by the American Civil Liberties Union show the NSA in October 2018 received data from a phone company in violation...

  • Federal Bureau of Investigation Mar 29, 2019

    Ex-NSA Contractor to Plead Guilty in Document Theft

    A former National Security Agency contractor accused in a massive theft of classified information is expected to plead guilty Thursday in what U.S. prosecutors had once portrayed as a “breathtaking” breach at the nation’s biggest spy shop. Prosecutors announced Wednesday that Harold T. Martin III would face rearraignment in U.S. District Court in Baltimore, a proceeding typically signaling a change...

  • Donald Trump Mar 20, 2019

    Trump Praises Brazil's Far-Right President at White House

    President Donald Trump said on Tuesday that he will work to designate Brazil a “major non-NATO ally” — and maybe even full NATO membership —as he welcomed the country’s new Trump-friendly far-right leader to the White House. That’s despite the fact that Brazil doesn’t quality to join the North Atlantic alliance. Jair Bolsonaro, who’s been described as the “Trump of...

  • Facebook Feb 14, 2019

    US Says Ex-Intel Official Defected to Iran, Revealed Secrets

    A former U.S. Air Force counterintelligence specialist who defected to Iran despite warnings from the FBI has been charged with revealing classified information to the Tehran government, including the code name and secret mission of a Pentagon program, prosecutors said Wednesday. The Justice Department also accused Monica Elfriede Witt, 39, of betraying former colleagues in the U.S. intelligence community by...

  • JUDGE Dec 26, 2018

    ACLU Sues Government to Learn About NSA Call Records Program

    A civil rights group has sued the U.S. government, saying it needs more information about surveillance of Americans’ phone and financial records to guide the public debate over what will happen when the law that regulates the scrutiny expires next year. The American Civil Liberties Union sued the National Security Agency, the director of national intelligence, the CIA and the...

  • United States Oct 6, 2018

    Nobel Peace Prize Honors 2 in Sexual Violence Fight

    Raped after being forced into sexual slavery by the Islamic State group, Nadia Murad did not succumb to shame or despair — the young Iraqi woman spoke out. Surgeon Denis Mukwege treated countless victims of sexual violence in war-torn Congo and told the world of their suffering. Together, they were awarded the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday for their campaigns...

  • Donald Trump Aug 17, 2018

    Access Denied: Behind Trump's Review of Security Clearances

    President Donald Trump has said he’s yanking former CIA Director John Brennan’s security clearance and threatened to do the same to other current and former officials tied to the federal investigation into Russian election interference. Trump told The Wall Street Journal he made the move because he believes the probe is “rigged” and he felt he had to act. The...

  • Congress Jun 30, 2018

    NSA Deletion of Call Records Raising Questions

    The National Security Agency is deleting more than 685 million call records the government obtained since 2015 from telecommunication companies in connection with investigations, raising questions about the viability of the program. The NSA’s bulk collection of call records was initially curtailed by Congress after former NSA contractor Edward Snowden leaked documents revealing extensive government surveillance. The law, enacted in...

  • Donald Trump Apr 24, 2018

    'Homeland' Feels Challenge of Competing With Real World

    Members of the cast of TV’s “Homeland” call it “spy camp.” It’s when they travel to Washington to pick the brains of top U.S. intelligence officials.

  • Canada Mar 30, 2018

    Could Enemies Sabotage Undersea Cables Linking the World?

    Russian ships are skulking around underwater communications cables, causing the U.S. and its allies to worry the Kremlin might be taking information warfare to new depths. Is Moscow interested in cutting or tapping the cables? Does it want the West to worry it might? Is there a more innocent explanation? Unsurprisingly, Russia isn’t saying. But whatever Moscow’s intentions, U.S. and...

  • Facebook Oct 6, 2017

    Judge Denies Bail for Woman Accused of Leaking US Secrets

    A woman charged with leaking U.S. secrets must remain jailed until her trial, a federal judge ruled Thursday, saying her release would pose an “ongoing risk to national security.”...
    Reality Winner, 25, is a former Air Force linguist who worked as a contractor for the National Security Agency at a facility in Augusta, Georgia, when she was charged in June with...

  • Donald Trump Jul 21, 2017

    CIA Director: Moscow Loves to ‘Stick it to America'

    CIA Director Mike Pompeo said Thursday that Russia has no plans to leave Syria and will continue to try to meddle in U.S. affairs to “stick it to America.” He reiterated his belief that Russia interfered in the U.S. presidential election and described the U.S.-Russia relationship as “complicated.” “I think they find anyplace that they can make our lives more...

  • DIRECTOR Jun 25, 2017

    CIA Chief: Intel Leaks on the Rise, Cites Leaker ‘Worship'

    CIA Director Mike Pompeo says he thinks disclosure of America’s secret intelligence is on the rise, fueled partly by the “worship” of leakers like Edward Snowden....
    “In some ways, I do think it’s accelerated,” Pompeo told MSNBC in an interview that aired Saturday. “I think there is a phenomenon, the worship of Edward Snowden, and those who steal American secrets for...

  • Donald Trump Jun 15, 2017

    Sarcastic Putin Says He'd Give Comey Political Asylum

    In a sarcastic outburst, Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday scoffed at former FBI director James Comey’s disclosure of his conversations with President Donald Trump, saying the move has made Comey eligible for political asylum in Russia. Putin, speaking in a live call-in show that lasted four hours, likened Comey to NSA contractor Edward Snowden, who has been living in...

  • Donald Trump Apr 22, 2017

    Senators Seek Data on Americans Caught Up in Surveillance

    A Democratic privacy advocate and libertarian-minded Republican are asking the nation’s top intelligence official to release more information about the communications of American citizens swept up in surveillance operations....
    The request by Democratic Sen. Ron Wyden of Oregon and GOP Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky adds to a chorus of calls for more transparency about how intelligence agencies use and share...

  • Donald Trump Apr 14, 2017

    CIA Director Calls WikiLeaks ‘Hostile Intelligence Service'

    CIA Director Mike Pompeo denounced the anti-secrecy group WikiLeaks on Thursday as a “hostile intelligence service” and a threat to U.S. national security. In his first public speech since becoming America’s spy master, the former Republican congressman escalated the agency’s hostility to WikiLeaks and its founder, Julian Assange, accusing them of making common cause with dictators. While “Assange and his...

  • California Dec 23, 2016

    House Intel Report: Snowden in Contact With Russia's Spy Services

    A bipartisan congressional report concludes that former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden is “a serial exaggerator and fabricator,” who remains in contact with Russian intelligence services. The two-year inquiry focused on Snowden’s 2013 leak of classified U.S. material about America’s surveillance programs. It concluded that Snowden compromised national security by these disclosures and is avoiding prosecution while living in...

  • San Francisco Dec 14, 2016

    Live on Periscope: Jack Dorsey Hosts #AskSnowden Q&A at Twitter HQ

    Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey hosted a Q&A with former U.S. National Security Agency contractor and whistle blower, Edward Snowden, at the Twitter headquarters in San Francisco Tuesday to chat about fake news, hacking and the current state of journalism

  • Dec 14, 2016

    Jack Dorsey Hosts #AskSnowden Q&A at Twitter HQ

    Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey hosted a virtual Q&A with former U.S. National Security Agency contractor and whistle blower, Edward Snowden, at the Twitter headquarters in San Francisco Tuesday to chat about privacy, Twitter and the current state of journalism. Scott Budman reports.

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