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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? | 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...

Verizon Blockbuster Data Breach Report Is Bad News for Organizations

Rebecca Abrahams | Posted 06.24.2014 | Technology
Rebecca Abrahams

co-authored by Dr. Stephen Bryen, CTO, Ziklag Systems Verizon has published a blockbuster report on Internet "data breaches" which has garnered maj...

German Envoy Seeks to 'Rebuild Trust' After U.S. Spying Revelations (VIDEO)

Nicholas Kralev | Posted 06.03.2014 | World
Nicholas Kralev

On this week's episode of "Conversations with Nicholas Kralev," the German ambassador to the United States, Peter Ammon, talks about the need for Washington and Berlin to rebuild trust following recent revelations about U.S. surveillance on German officials.

Clapper Confirms Warrantless Search Of Americans

AP | EILEEN SULLIVAN | Posted 04.01.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration has conducted warrantless searches of Americans' communications as part of the National Security Agency's...

NSA Chief Says Jimmy Carter Can Stop Using Snail Mail

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 03.26.2014 | Politics

Gen. Keith Alexander, director of the National Security Agency, on Tuesday denied the agency spies on former President Jimmy Carter's emails. Car...

Jimmy Carter Sends Secure Messages Via Snail Mail

AP | PETER JAMES SPIELMANN | Posted 03.25.2014 | Politics

NEW YORK (AP) — Former President Jimmy Carter said Monday that U.S. intelligence monitoring has run out of control since the 9/11 terror attacks, an...

MYSTERY: U.S. Super Spies Blew It vs. Russia

Wall Street Journal | Posted 03.24.2014 | World

America's vaunted global surveillance is a vital tool for U.S. intelligence services, especially as an early-warning system and as a way to corroborat...

Beyond CIA and NSA Spying: Corruption

Shahid Buttar | Posted 05.19.2014 | Politics
Shahid Buttar

Few have recognized that both the NSA's pattern of spying and then lying about it and the CIA's trajectory of first committing torture crimes, then spying on Congress to cover it up, then lying about the spying when caught, can be described in a single word: corruption.

Rand Paul Compares Republican Party To Domino's Pizza

AP | By PAUL ELIAS | Posted 05.19.2014 | Politics

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — Republican Sen. Rand Paul's criticisms of President Barack Obama and other government leaders over recent surveillance discl...

REPORT: White House Withholding Thousands Of Secret Docs From Congress

McClatchy DC | Posted 03.12.2014 | Politics

The White House has been withholding for five years more than 9,000 top-secret documents sought by the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence for its...

NSA 'Hijacked' Criminal Botnets To Install Spyware

Reuters | Posted 05.12.2014 | Politics

By Joseph Menn SAN FRANCISCO, March 12 (Reuters) - While U.S. law enforcement agencies have long tried to stamp out networks of compr...

Judge Halts Destruction Of NSA Surveillance Records

AP | Posted 05.10.2014 | Politics

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal judge in San Francisco stopped the destruction of millions of telephone records collected by the National Security Ag...

Mike Rogers Relays Concerns About NSA Changes

AP | LOLITA C. BALDOR | Posted 03.10.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Navy admiral nominated to be the next head of the troubled National Security Agency is expressing concerns about the U.S. gove...

James Jesus Angleton, Was He Right?

Edward Jay Epstein | Posted 04.29.2014 | Politics
Edward Jay Epstein

James Jesus Angleton was not only a master spy in the CIA, he was the most remarkable intellectual I ever knew in the U.S. government. His subject was deception. He founded the counterintelligence staff in the CIA in 1955, which raised a question: Is the U.S. government vulnerable to deception by a foreign adversary?

The Spy Who Bugged Me

Keith Thomson | Posted 04.27.2014 | Books
Keith Thomson

The experience gave me the idea for a story: A national security reporter discovers that a subminiature electronic device is implanted in his head. He investigates, propelling him into a life-or-death struggle with the spy who'd bugged him.

NO SECURITY: Phreaking Out the Phone Phreaks

Michael Nirenberg | Posted 04.23.2014 | Huffpost Code
Michael Nirenberg

On February 11, 2014 the citizens of cyberspace waged an Internet-wide war against the NSA's Mass surveillance program called "The Day We Fought Back". As the story unfolds, it is important to look at the history of mass surveillance, and see what we can learn from it.

Snowden Docs Show American Law Firm Was Subject Of Spying

New York Times | Posted 02.15.2014 | Politics

The list of those caught up in the global surveillance net cast by the National Security Agency and its overseas partners, from social media users to ...

Feinstein: No Evidence Russia Helped Snowden

Reuters | Posted 03.30.2014 | Politics

By Mark Hosenball WASHINGTON Jan 28 (Reuters) - The chairwoman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, Senator Dianne Feinstein, said on...

Snowden Makes New Spying Claims

AP | Posted 01.26.2014 | Politics

BERLIN (AP) — Former NSA contractor Edward Snowden claims in a new interview that the U.S. agency is involved in industrial espionage. German publi...

Obama's NSA

Mike Smith | Posted 03.24.2014 | Politics
Mike Smith

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'Keep Calm and Carry On?' Not Quite

Hoyt Hilsman | Posted 03.21.2014 | Politics
Hoyt Hilsman

On my honeymoon in London years ago, an IRA bombing in Regents Park -- across the street from where I was staying -- killed eight soldiers and several...