More Spying Articles

  • Dust off the red phone, the Russians are coming back to Cuba

    Forget your reset button, Hillary Clinton -- the only button to be worried about now is the one that allows Russian President Vladimir Putin to spy on the U.S. from a Soviet-era spy base in Cuba.

  • No surprise: Most people in the world do not want the NSA to spy on them

    In a new poll from the Pew Research Center, 81 percent (the global median excluding U.S. citizens) of people around the world said it was "unacceptable" for the U.S. to spy on them.

  • US, Germany vow cooperation despite espionage spat

    VIENNA (AP) — The United States and Germany put a brave face on an escalating espionage dispute, stressing on Sunday the importance of their cooperation to solving several global crises but offering little indication they've fully mended ties. After a meeting on the sidelines of nuclear talks...

  • Merkel doubtful US will stop spying on Germany

    BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel is doubtful the U.S. will stop spying on Germany. The chancellor said in an interview with public broadcaster ZDF "I think it's not that easy to convince the Americans ... to completely change the way their intelligence services work." Germany on...

  • California man sentenced to 15 years for espionage

    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — A federal judge on Thursday sentenced a California chemical engineer to 15 years in prison and fined him $28.3 million for a rare economic-espionage conviction for selling China a secret recipe to a widely used white pigment. U.S. District Court Judge Jeffrey White in...

  • UK govt seeks data retention law after EU verdict

    LONDON (AP) — Concerned after a European court ruled in favor of citizens' right to privacy, Britain's prime minister pledged Thursday to rush through emergency measures to force phone and Internet companies to store call and search records for a year. The European Court of Justice ruled in...

  • Germans probe 2nd spy case reportedly involving US

    BERLIN (AP) — German authorities are investigating a second spy case reportedly involving the United States, a week after the arrest of a German intelligence employee cast a new shadow over relations between the two countries. Federal prosecutors said Wednesday that police raided properties...

  • German leader: US spy reports serious if true

    BEIJING (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Monday that if reports that a German intelligence employee spied for the United States are proven true, it would be a "clear contradiction" of trust between the allies. Speaking at a news conference in China, Merkel made her first public...

  • UK PM's ex-aide Coulson facing perjury charge

    LONDON (AP) — Scottish prosecutors say former News of the World editor Andy Coulson, convicted last month of phone hacking, has been summoned to face a perjury charge. Prosecutors say Coulson was served with an indictment Monday telling him to appear in a Glasgow court on Aug. 6. He is...

  • Report: Ordinary Americans caught up in data sweep

    WASHINGTON (AP) — When the U.S. National Security Agency intercepted the online accounts of legally targeted foreigners over a four-year period it also collected the conversations of nine times as many ordinary Internet users, both Americans and non-Americans, according to a probe by The...

  • Germany summons US envoy over spy case

    BERLIN (AP) — Germany summoned the U.S. ambassador in Berlin on Friday following the arrest of a man reported to have spied for the United States, heightening friction between the two countries over alleged U.S. eavesdropping in Germany. U.S. Ambassador John B. Emerson was called in "in...

  • India complains to US about alleged surveillance

    NEW DELHI (AP) — India summoned senior U.S. diplomats on Wednesday and lodged an official complaint over reports that the U.S. National Security Agency snooped on new Prime Minister Narendra Modi's political party in 2010. External Affairs Ministry spokesman Syed Akbaruddin said that, if...

  • High court rejects Google appeal in snooping case

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has declined to hear Google's appeal of a ruling that it pried into people's online lives through their Wi-Fi systems as part of its drive to collect information for its Street View mapping project. The justices did not comment Monday in leaving in place a...

  • Hillary Clinton: 'We have to make some changes' to NSA spying authority

    Hillary Clinton on Tuesday blamed domestic spying by the National Security Agency on broad authority granted by Congress and the president to the intelligence community following the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, but said it's time to re-evaluate that latitude. "I think we’re finally...



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