More Spying Articles

  • Turkey increases spy agency's powers

    ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's parliament on Thursday approved a bill that increases the powers and immunities of the country's spy agency. It's the latest in a string of moves that critics say is undermining the country's democracy. The bill, which requires presidential approval, would give...

  • Washington Post, Guardian win Pulitzers for NSA revelations

    The Washington Post and The Guardian won the Pulitzer Prize in public service Monday for revealing the U.S. government's sweeping surveillance efforts in stories based on thousands of secret documents handed over by National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden.

  • German research center target of espionage attack

    BERLIN (AP) — The German Aerospace Center says it was the target of a suspected espionage attack for several months. The research center on Monday confirmed a report by German magazine Der Spiegel and said it had asked the national cyber defense center to investigate the attack. A...

  • Obama administration denies knowing about Heartbleed before this month

    The Obama administration is denying that the National Security Agency or any other part of the government knew about a flaw in the way that many websites send sensitive information, known as the Heartbleed bug, before it was discovered earlier this month. “Reports that NSA or any other part...

  • White House: 'Cuban Twitter' project was not a 'covert program'

    The White House on Thursday denied that a U.S government backed project to create a Twitter-like social media network in Cuba was a “covert program.” “Suggestions this was a covert program are wrong,” said White House press secretary Jay Carney. “Congress funds democracy...

  • John McCain: Spy Jonathan Pollard should be released from prison

    Sens. John McCain and Lindsey Graham finally disagree on something. The two senators, who reporters often joke are practically joined at the hip when it comes to legislation, particularly on issues concerning the military and national security, do not agree on the potential early release of...

  • White House sidesteps questions about releasing spy Jonathan Pollard

    White House spokesman Jay Carney sidestepped a question about whether the U.S. is weighing the possibility of an early release for Israeli spy Jonathan Pollard in exchange for concessions in the Mideast peace talks. Carney did not respond directly when asked Monday afternoon if he would break...

  • Obama: 'Government should not collect or hold' phone data in bulk

    President Obama formally announced Thursday proposed reforms to National Security Agency surveillance techniques, saying the government should turn storage of metadata over to private phone companies.

  • Terror report release may fuel Congress' CIA spat

    If senators vote this week to release key sections of a voluminous report on terrorist interrogations, an already strained relationship between lawmakers and the CIA could become even more rancorous, and President Barack Obama might have to step into the fray.

  • CIA-Senate spat complicates spying oversight

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The government's top intelligence lawyers on Wednesday renewed assurances that Congress is adequately monitoring U.S. surveillance programs. But it's suddenly an awkward argument for the Obama administration, since the head of the Senate Intelligence Committee publicly...

  • NSA collects all phone calls in a foreign country

    The National Security Agency has been recording all of a foreign country's phone calls, then listening to the conversations up to a month later, The Washington Post reported Tuesday.

  • White House won't comment on report of NSA 'time machine'

    White House press secretary Jay Carney refused to discuss a new report that claims the National Security Agency can record the entirety of a country's phone calls and replay them later. The NSA has the capability to record “100 percent” of calls in a foreign nation, according to the...

  • Sen. Dick Durbin backs Sen. Dianne Feinstein in CIA spying fracas

    Senate Minority Whip Dick Durbin, D-Ill., threw his support Sunday behind Senate Intelligence Committee Chairwoman Dianne Feinstein's claim that the CIA might have spied on Senate staff. "Dianne Feinstein believes that's the case -- I'll stand behind her," Durbin said of the California...

  • White House withheld documents from Senate torture probe

    White House press secretary Jay Carney confirmed Thursday that the Obama administration withheld a “tiny percentage” of documents from a Senate investigation into torture practices, citing “executive branch confidentiality issues.” The administration chose not to turn over 9,000...

  • Obama sidesteps CIA-Senate fight over spying allegation

    President Obama declined to take sides Wednesday in a simmering feud between the Central Intelligence Agency and the Senate over whether the agency spied on a congressional panel. “With respect to the issues that are going back and forth between the Senate committee and the CIA, [agency...



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