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Corporations Spy on Nonprofits With Impunity

Ralph Nader | Posted 08.22.2014 | Politics
Ralph Nader

Our democracy can't function properly if corporations may spy and snoop on nonprofits with impunity. This espionage is a despicable means of degrading the effectiveness of nonprofit watchdogs and activists.

'I'm At The End Of My Life And I Want To Clear My Name'

Reuters | Posted 08.12.2014 | Crime

By Jonathan Stempel NEW YORK, Aug 12 (Reuters) - A 98-year-old retired New Jersey math teacher implicated in a Cold War atomic espiona...

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

Stephan Richter | Posted 07.22.2014 | 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.

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 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...

Ex-Defense Contractor Charged With Shipping U.S. Military Docs To Iran

Bloomberg | Posted 01.13.2014 | World

A former engineer for defense contractors was charged with trying to ship military documents to Iran, including materials related to the U.S. Air Forc...

The Most Overrated Things About 2013

Mark Juddery | Posted 02.25.2014 | Comedy
Mark Juddery

I am joining in the fun, naming the 10 most overrated things of 2013. Not necessarily bad (though some of them can be awful) not stupid -- just overrated.

Shemlan: A Deadly Tragedy

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 02.12.2014 | Books
Magda Abu-Fadil

It's the third in a trilogy involving international espionage, treachery, intrigue, murder, and love - all the makings of a good movie. Shemlan: A De...

Canada Arrests Suspected Chinese Spy

Reuters | Posted 01.31.2014 | World

By Janet Guttsman TORONTO, Dec 1 (Reuters) - Canadian police have arrested a Toronto man suspected of seeking to give China classified...

An Espionage Thriller Set in World War I Era: An Interview with Pulitzer Prize-Winner Robert Olen Butler on His New Novel The Star of Istanbul

R. Clifton Spargo | Posted 01.26.2014 | Books
R. Clifton Spargo

I caught up with Butler, shortly after he'd received the F. Scott Fitzgerald Award for Outstanding Achievement in American Literature. We talked about his views on the place of popular culture in his literary fiction, on journalists and espionage, on his cats and hobbies, and on why the genre of the thriller speaks so readily to our contemporary imagination.

Turkey Telling on Israeli Mossad Agents: No Loyalties in the Intelligence Cesspool

Haggai Carmon | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Haggai Carmon

Did Turkey give Iran the names of Israeli Mossad agents allegedly operating in Turkey? If true -- and the public is unlikely to find out any time soon -- then Turkey breached one of fundamental unwritten rules of ethics in the lawless no-rules game of espionage.

An Iranian Spy in Israel? Hardly a Professional

Haggai Carmon | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Haggai Carmon

Unless this operation was planned by a clumsy and unsupervised Iranian intelligence officer, now behind bars in Tehran, this operation must have had purposes other than traditional espionage.

Bradley Manning: Cross Dressing Shenanigans

Khanh Ho | Posted 10.17.2013 | Politics
Khanh Ho

Recently, new photographs were released -- incriminating ones -- of an American public figure who has entered into the American imagination as a figur...

Presidential Pardon for Bradley Manning? | An Interview with Jill Stein

Dennis Trainor | Posted 10.07.2013 | Politics
Dennis Trainor

The Green Shadow Cabinet calls on President Obama to pardon Bradley Manning for his courageous work exposing U.S. war crimes and State Department deception

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.