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Twice Convicted Ex-CIA Spy Gets 8 More Years

AP | NIGEL DUARA | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

PORTLAND, Ore. — One of the highest-ranking CIA officers ever convicted of espionage will spend eight more years in prison after pleading guilty...

Iran Claims To Have Penetrated Israel's Spy Agency

AP | ALI AKBAR DAREINI | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

TEHRAN, Iran — Iran's intelligence services said Monday they have arrested suspects in the assassination a year ago of a nuclear physicist in a ...

Price for Jonathan Pollard's Release Should Be a Done Deal on Palestine

Steve Clemons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Clemons

If Netanyahu were to commit to delivering definitively on an internationally-accepted two-state arrangement between Israel and Palestine, then I would support releasing Pollard to the Israelis.

US Embassy Spying In Norway?

The Telegraph | Published: 1:22PM GMT 04 Nov 2010 | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

According to the TV2 News channel, the US embassy had employed between 15 and 20 people, including former high-ranking Norwegian police officers, to m...

Iran Sentences 'Israeli Spy' To Death

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

TEHRAN, Iran — Iran has imposed a death sentence on a man suspected of spying for Israel, local media reported on Sunday. The semiofficial Mehr...

U.S. Collecting Information About Americans To Strengthen FBI Investigations

The Washington Post | Dana Priest and William M. Arkin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Nine years after the terrorist attacks of 2001, the United States is assembling a vast domestic intelligence apparatus to collect information about Am...

U.S. Using Local Government Agencies To Monitor Citizens

Washington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Nine years after the terrorist attacks of 2001, the United States is assembling a vast domestic intelligence apparatus to collect information about Am...

Cuba Needs Friends This Holiday Season

Matt Brady | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Matt Brady

Today's Cuba lacks long-standing allies that can help it develop in the post-Fidel era. The release of American political prisoners such as Alan Gross could lead to increased dialogue and trade with potential friends.

Hillary Should not Step Down Over WikiLeaks

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton must explain what she meant when she allegedly signed the much railed at orders in April and July 2009 that allege ...

The Software That Stares at Goats? Pentagon Building System For Massive E-Mail Privacy Violation

Jay Stanley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jay Stanley

Here we go again. Earlier this month the Pentagon announced a new effort to build a system aimed at allowing it to scan billions of communications ...

Michigan Man Pleads Guilty To Attempted Spying For China

AP | MATTHEW BARAKAT | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

McLEAN, Va. — A Michigan man pleaded guilty Friday to accepting $70,000 from Chinese spies as he attempted to secure jobs with the CIA and U.S. ...

CIA Sues Former Spy Over Book

ABC | MATTHEW COLE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

A CIA lawsuit threatens to turn a little-known two-year-old tell-all by a disgruntled former spy into a bestseller. Within hours of the lawsuit's fili...

DHS-NSA in Cybersecurity Swap: Success to Be Named Later

Leslie Harris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Leslie Harris

This kind of a pairing often works in the movies -- the experienced partner brings knowledge and skill, while the new partner brings idealism. The danger, however, is that this becomes an altogether different kind of movie.

Did Powerful New Cyber Weapon Attack Iran Nuke?

John Yemma | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
John Yemma

A powerful new cyber weapon that was detailed at a security conference on Tuesday could hijack industrial facilities such as nuclear power plants and trigger their destruction.

MI6 Agents Shockingly Similar To 007

Bloomberg | George Walden | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The reputation of intelligence men for high living, burnished by Ian Fleming's James Bond, was often deserved. One of Cumming's earliest agents demand...

Drilling Opponents Spied on Like Terrorists

Jay Stanley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jay Stanley

Once again, police "intelligence" functions created to supposedly help prevent terrorism are being used to violate the rights of peaceful ...

Washington Post: US Intelligence Agencies Outraged by Israeli Ops Here

MJ Rosenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
MJ Rosenberg

Bravo to reporter Jeff Stein for even getting this story in the Washington Post.

ADL Betrays Mission to Fight Bigotry, Discredits Itself Yet Again

Ahmed Shihab-Eldin | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Ahmed Shihab-Eldin

Islam is not responsible for 9/11, extremism is. Just like the two planes that crashed into the Twin Towers, Islam was also hijacked and used to justi...

FBI's Latest Power Grab Is a Bold and Unnecessary Move

Michelle Richardson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Michelle Richardson

The administration is asking Congress to give the FBI more of your private information without even going to a judge. We're asking Congress to reject this power grab and side with the Constitution -- just as their oath of office demands.

Webcam Spies On Woman Through Copy Of 'Chicken Soup For The Soul'

The Los Angeles Times | Steve Chawkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

A Carpinteria man has been arrested for allegedly spying on a woman with a video camera secretly tucked into a copy of "Chicken Soup for the Soul.'" ...

Spy Swap: U.S.-Russia Meetings Reminiscent Of Cold War

AP | CALVIN WOODWARD and VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON — U.S. and Russian officials met secretively on two continents Wednesday in a likely prelude to one of the largest swaps of accused s...

Anna Chapman: The Russian Spy's Ten Minute Interview

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Move over Julia Roberts. A never-before-seen video of Russian spy Anna Chapman has just surfaced, and it's some of the best acting we've seen in a w...

Federal Eavesdropping Program to Take Over Arizona Immigration, Nation Relieved

Chris Michael | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Chris Michael

WASHINGTON--Arizona's controversial new immigration bill has come under serious fire this past week by requiring state law enforcement officials to st...

Ryan Grim

Alan Grayson Confronts GOP For Spying On Democratic Gathering (VIDEO)

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Conservative media spent much of Friday attacking Rep. Alan Grayson (D-Fla.) for breaking up a GOP meeting Thursday evening in his Orlando district. R...

Wikileaks in the Crosshairs

Joseph Huff-Hannon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joseph Huff-Hannon

As a target for surveillance Wikileaks is hardly the Kremlin - the mostly volunteer run site was temporarily shut down a few months ago due to lack of funds. Yet it has provided all manner of scoops in its short life.