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Movie Review: 'CitizenFour', Snowden for Lovers and Haters

Peter Van Buren | Posted 10.28.2014 | Entertainment
Peter Van Buren

'CitizenFour' is impressive filmmaking. Pointras starts with the problem of telling a story most people already know. She succeeds brilliantly, and if 'CitizenFour' is not awarded the Academy Award for Best Documentary then that award no longer is relevant.

Behind A Hero's Mask -- A Very Dangerous Personality

Joe Navarro | Posted 10.07.2014 | Crime
Joe Navarro

There was no apology for putting millions of lives in jeopardy, for betraying his country, for involving others, for giving the Soviet Union the very information which according to one NATO general would have "assured the destruction of the West." The only things he cared about was himself and money -- lots of money.

The Government Acts Against StealthGenie

Rebecca Abrahams | Posted 10.02.2014 | Technology
Rebecca Abrahams

co authored by Dr. Stephen Bryen, Founder & CTO Ziklag Systems Two US Assistant United States Attorneys, Kevin Mikolashek and Jay Prabhu have f...

CIA Halts Spying In Europe

AP | Posted 09.19.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The CIA has curbed spying on friendly governments in Western Europe in response to the furor over a German caught selling secrets ...

'Son of Hamas' Author Tells His Story in a New Film -- Do Not Miss The Green Prince!

Isa Freeling | Posted 09.09.2014 | World
Isa Freeling

Filmmaker Nadav Schirman deftly tells the story of Mosab Hassan Yousef, code name, "The Green Prince."

Friday Talking Points -- Boehner's 'Keystone Kops' House

Chris Weigant | Posted 10.01.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

As I write this, the House has still not managed to pass a bill to deal with the border crisis. They've been trying for a few days now, but have been locked in a serious battle between Tea Party hardliners and Republicans from more moderate districts.

Ayatollah Ali Khamenei: A Supreme Autocrat Not a Shia Messiah

Majid Rafizadeh | Posted 09.27.2014 | Politics
Majid Rafizadeh

A recent tactical shift in Ayatollah Khamenei's policies indicate that he has increasingly become less powerful or "Supreme" as the mainstream media reveals or as his title indicates.

U.S. Spying and Europe's Disillusioned Pro-American Elites

Stephan Richter | Posted 09.21.2014 | Politics
Stephan Richter

Spying scandals, the systematic erosion of privacy. A corporate sector that makes mincemeat of American democracy. To understand why Europe's normally pro-American elites are so disillusioned now, it is important to look at the days of their youth a few decades back -- specifically the late 1970s and early 1980s.

Obama Dispatches Advisers To Germany Amid Spying Flap

AP | Posted 09.21.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Working to stem the fraying of ties with a key European ally, President Barack Obama dispatched his chief of staff to Berlin, a di...

Zach Carter

Top Spy Agency Has Hilariously Appropriate Welcome Message

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 07.14.2014 | Politics

You have to credit them for consistency. If you call the The Office of the Director of National Intelligence, you'll be greeted with an appropriate we...

Spies Will Be Spies in War, Peace and Cyberspace

Lothar Determann | Posted 09.13.2014 | World
Lothar Determann

Consumers and employees agree every day to share massive amounts of personal data via various forms of tracking and surveillance technologies with companies that notify consumers and employees they should not expect privacy. In such open, limited-privacy segments of cyberspace, the government seems justified to emphasize security and patrol virtual worlds like city roads and public places.

Obama Signs Bill Expanding Protections For Whistleblowers Into Law

AP | Posted 07.07.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama has signed into law legislation that authorizes spending of $564 million over five years for the U.S. intel...

Soviet Cold War Spy Secrets Revealed

AP | By JILL LAWLESS | Posted 09.19.2014 | World

CAMBRIDGE, England (AP) — The papers spent years hidden in a milk churn beneath a Russian dacha and read like an encyclopedia of Cold War espionage....

The New, Creepy Way Your iPhone Passcode Could Get Stolen

The Huffington Post | Alexis Kleinman | Posted 06.26.2014 | Technology

If you've ever felt a little paranoid while entering your iPhone's passcode in public, consider yourself justified. A startling number of common e...

Britain's Chief Foreign Spy Master Is Stepping Down

Reuters | Posted 08.26.2014 | World

LONDON, June 26 (Reuters) - The chief of Britain's MI6 foreign intelligence service will step down in November after five years in the job, a govern...

Another US Spying Problem in Latin America: The Drug Enforcement Agency

Mark Weisbrot | Posted 08.20.2014 | Politics
Mark Weisbrot

This is potentially an even bigger breach of diplomatic trust than the NSA spying that Dilma denounced at the United Nations.

Stung: Government Disappears Stingray Spying Records

Peter Van Buren | Posted 08.19.2014 | Politics
Peter Van Buren

We've heard variations on the phrase "If you have nothing to hide, you have nothing to fear" from the government for quite some time. It appears this may be true, at least if you are the government.

CIA Joins Twitter, And Of Course This Is Its First Tweet

The Huffington Post | Alex Lazar | Posted 06.09.2014 | Politics

The Central Intelligence Agency joined Twitter on Friday, and of course this was its first tweet: We can neither confirm nor deny that this is our ...

Chinese Cyber-Attacks: Will the United States Step Up Its Active Cyber Defense Posture?

Franz-Stefan Gady | Posted 07.27.2014 | Politics
Franz-Stefan Gady

To avoid escalatory steps, the United States and China have to find ways to have an open and fair dialogue on cyber-espionage and other cybersecurity related issues.

The Supreme Leader, Khamenei's Euphoria About Drones

Majid Rafizadeh | Posted 07.23.2014 | World
Majid Rafizadeh

Iran's claim to have replicated the U.S. drone comes at a time when drone policy and the usage of drones by the Obama administration have become a crucially debated topic in Washington.

REPORT: There Was An Israeli Spy In Al Gore's Bathroom

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 05.10.2014 | Politics

As reports swirled this week accusing Israel of aggressive spying on the U.S., one allegation was centered on one of the world's most private places. ...

Why Are Her Baby Pictures Under Surveillance?

www.upworthy.com | Posted 05.07.2014 | Technology

Government spying on it and corporate interference in it are probably not things we want for the future....

The White House Wants A National Identity Ecosystem: A Bad Idea

Rebecca Abrahams | Posted 06.30.2014 | Technology
Rebecca Abrahams

co-authored by Dr. Stephen Bryen, CTO Ziklag Systems Not wanting to be left out of the massive government surveillance business, the White House is p...

NATO 3 Sentencing Raises Questions About Police Spying in Chicago

Mark Cassello | Posted 06.29.2014 | Chicago
Mark Cassello

On Friday, April 25, 2014, the three young men dubbed the NATO 3 -- Brent Betterly, Jared Chase and Brian Jacob Church -- received sentences for the offenses of "mob action" and "possession of an incendiary device with intent to commit arson."

The Hole in Microsoft Explorer is Bigger Than You Think

Rebecca Abrahams | Posted 06.29.2014 | Technology
Rebecca Abrahams

Co-authored by Dr. Stephen Bryen, CTO Ziklag Systems Microsoft has now acknowledged that its Internet Explorer Browsers are vulnerable to target...