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Espionage

Leakers, Hackers and Security

Daniel N. Nelson | Posted 09.23.2013 | Politics
Daniel N. Nelson

Are PFC Bradley Manning's dumping of US State Department cables to WikiLeaks and Edward Snowden's theft of documents from Booz Allen, where he worked ...

More Shots Fired on the Cyber Front: Key Takeaways From Operation Troy

Tim Junio | Posted 09.10.2013 | Technology
Tim Junio

A report released this week by McAfee Labs revealed that a common hacker group is responsible for years of cyber attacks and espionage against South Korea.

Breaking Espionage Bombshell: 'Investor' May Buy Leaker Snowden's Freedom

Mark Steinberg | Posted 09.02.2013 | Comedy
Mark Steinberg

Within the last seven nanoseconds, this reporter has learned that the following advertisement will appear in the next issue of Sotheby International R...

America's New Cold War: Why the Allies Side With Snowden

Robert Scheer | Posted 08.31.2013 | Politics
Robert Scheer

Was Snowden a "traitor," as both California Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein and former Vice President Dick Cheney have insisted, or a genuine whistleblower, as some of our allies are beginning to grasp for letting folks around the world in on the dirty secrets of U.S. intelligence?

Trump Calls for Snowden's Head ... Again

The Huffington Post | Ryan Rainey | Posted 07.01.2013 | Politics

Real estate magnate and attention-seeker Donald Trump doubled down Monday on his recommendation that Edward Snowden, the former intelligence contracto...

Latest Snowden Revelations: How Very Far We've Come From the Days of 'Gentlemen Do Not Read Each Other's Mail'

William Bradley | Posted 08.31.2013 | Politics
William Bradley

Where do we draw the line on surveillance? Or will we draw no line at all, using 9/11 as the rationale for an era of ubiquitous surveillance of all, demonstrable friend and potential foe alike?

The Wonderful American World of Informers and Agents Provocateurs

Todd Gitlin | Posted 08.27.2013 | Politics
Todd Gitlin

Some intriguing bits about informers and agents provocateurs briefly made it into the public spotlight when Occupy Wall Street was riding high. But as always, dots need connecting.

From Russia With Love: Snowden and Putin

Seriously Skewed | Posted 08.25.2013 | Comedy
Seriously Skewed

So is it possible that Snowden was working for Russia all along? Could this be a James Bond style spy caper in the making? Hard to tell, but knowing Vladimir Putin and his gang, it's certainly possible.

Edward Snowden: The Elephant in the Room

Janet Ritz | Posted 08.25.2013 | Business
Janet Ritz

Snowden, whether he turns out to be hellbent on transparency or an out-and-out mole, is from a demographic of young Libertarian hackers who don't see America in the same way as their older counterparts. To the Snowdens of the world, transparency trumps national boundaries.

The Twisted Tales of Chen Guangcheng and Edward Snowden

Jeffrey Wasserstrom | Posted 08.24.2013 | World
Jeffrey Wasserstrom

Yesterday, as American leaker Edward Snowden made his headline-grabbing flight from Hong Kong to Moscow, the blind Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng left New York to spend time in Taiwan.

Why Edward Snowden Should Be Applauded -- But Stand Trial

Sanjay Sanghoee | Posted 08.23.2013 | Politics
Sanjay Sanghoee

The NSA's spying activities will remain in the news for a while. Which is good, since public evaluation of our government's policies is critical to the integrity of our democracy. Ironically, this is also what makes it essential for Edward Snowden to face trial.

Spying and Lying: It's a Guy Thing

Joan Z. Shore | Posted 08.18.2013 | Politics
Joan Z. Shore

As half of Washington scrambles around trying to justify the government's huge electronic dragnet, these frenzied apologists are sounding as dumb and naive as the characters in old American westerns.

Dimming the Light With the Espionage Act

Kendrick Nguyen | Posted 08.11.2013 | Politics
Kendrick Nguyen

Indeed, American ideals such as privacy and free speech, and standing up for what you believe in, still light the world. And right now, those ideals are embodied in a young man on the run somewhere in Asia.

Obama's Cardinal Sin

Stephan Richter | Posted 08.10.2013 | Politics
Stephan Richter

President Carter had the right ideas, but was brutally stomped out by an elitist body politic that felt threatened by his election to office. Mr. Obama is different. He neither has Carter's principles nor his plain-folk thinking, although Obama does an excellent job, far better than Carter ever could, articulating them.

Creating a New Model for U.S.-China Relations at the Obama-Xi Summit

Donald Gross | Posted 08.04.2013 | World
Donald Gross

Fortunately, there is one major area where Xi and Obama have already found common ground and can move the relationship forward - countering the nuclear threat from North Korea.

Hacking Humans, Corporate Espionage and the Spies Among Us

Cari E. Guittard | Posted 07.14.2013 | Business
Cari E. Guittard

Background Recently, I participated in SC Magazine's eSymposium on Corporate Espionage. Ira Winkler, President of Secure Mentem and the Internet Sec...

The Spies Who Loved U.S.

AP | SARAH DiLORENZO | Posted 05.14.2013 | World

The Cold War is long over, but espionage is forever. Russian spies still operate in the U.S. and American ones in Russia. On Tuesday, Russia's securit...

China's Military: Here We Are!

Christopher Burgess | Posted 07.10.2013 | Politics
Christopher Burgess

Do we listen to the DoD or to the PRC government and Senior Colonel Wang XinJun, a researcher at the Academy of Military Sciences in Beijing, who recently stated, "The Chinese government and armed forces have never sanctioned hacking activities"?

U.S. Soldier Sentenced In Spy Case

AP | MARK THIESSEN | Posted 06.15.2013 | Crime

JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska — An Alaska-based military policeman will serve 16 years in prison and will be dishonorably discharged f...

US Soldier Being Sentenced In Espionage Case

AP | MARK THIESSEN | Posted 06.15.2013 | Crime

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — A sentencing panel is considering the fate of an Alaska-based solider who had admitted to attempted espionage. Spec. Willia...

Training For 'The New Espionage'

AP | JAKE PEARSON | Posted 04.12.2013 | Technology

NEW YORK -- Every week, a group of teenagers and 20-somethings dressed in hoodies gets together in a tiny room on a college campus and plug in their l...

An Honest Letter Could Help Free Israel's Spy in the US

Dan Raviv | Posted 05.24.2013 | World
Dan Raviv

Although there was no mention of Jonathan Pollard -- the American who spied for Israel and was sentenced to life in prison -- during President Obama's visit to Israel, Israeli leaders did call on Obama to release Pollard. And Obama refused.

Accused Military Mole Faces Bail Hearing

AP | AUDREY McAVOY | Posted 05.22.2013 | Politics

HONOLULU — An attorney for a defense contractor accused of giving military secrets to his Chinese girlfriend said Friday there was no evidence t...

Canadian Navy Officer Convicted Of Being Russian Spy

AP | Posted 02.08.2013 | World

HALIFAX, Nova Scotia -- A Canadian navy intelligence officer who pleaded guilty to selling military secrets to Russia was sentenced Friday to 20 years...

How Accurate Are Bourne and Bond? Ask an Ex-CIA Officer

Vaughn Sherman | Posted 01.10.2013 | Entertainment
Vaughn Sherman

Frequently, a new acquaintance will say, "I'd like to ask you to tell me what you really did for the CIA, but I know that you would then have to kill me." This is supposed to be funny, but it troubles me because it shows such a fundamental misunderstanding.