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CIA spied on countries including India, Pakistan through secretly-owned Swiss encryption firm for decades, says Washington Post report
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CIA spied on countries including India, Pakistan through secretly-owned Swiss encryption firm for decades, says Washington Post report

The CIA read the encrypted messages of several countries, including India, for decades through its secretly-owned Switzerland-based company trusted by governments all over the world to keep the communications of their spies, soldiers and diplomats secret.

'Protecting whistleblowers is not a hostile act': Edward Snowden seeks asylum in France
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'Protecting whistleblowers is not a hostile act': Edward Snowden seeks asylum in France

Edward Snowden, living in Russia since leaking classified documents showing the scope of post-9/11 US government surveillance, wants to claim asylum in France.

NSA contractor sentenced to nine years in prison for stealing classified US data
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NSA contractor sentenced to nine years in prison for stealing classified US data

The list of pilfered documents also included an NSA user's guide for an intelligence-gathering tool

NSA's controversial mass surveillance program could reportedly be coming to an end
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NSA's controversial mass surveillance program could reportedly be coming to an end

NSA could legally obtain call log data not only on foreign surveillance targets but also on Americans.

UAE hacked into the iPhones of activists, diplomats and rival foreign leaders
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UAE hacked into the iPhones of activists, diplomats and rival foreign leaders

The cyber tool allowed the small Gulf country to monitor hundreds of iPhone targets beginning in 2016

Donald Trump denies claims that China, Russia monitor his personal calls, calls NYT report 'fake news'
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Donald Trump denies claims that China, Russia monitor his personal calls, calls NYT report 'fake news'

President Donald Trump on Thursday denied that China and Russia have tapped his personal cellphone, a report made public by The New York Times, which said that the president continues to use that device despite warnings from the intelligence services.

Super Micro Computer to review its hardware for any proof of alleged malicious chips
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Super Micro Computer to review its hardware for any proof of alleged malicious chips

A recent report claimed that Chinese spies had placed computer chips inside Super Micro equipment.

Apple, Amazon deny claims that their servers contained harmful Chinese chip
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Apple, Amazon deny claims that their servers contained harmful Chinese chip

The report said Chinese spies had placed computer chips inside equipment used by 30 companies.

US intelligence contractor Reality Winner, who leaked NSA top secret report, sentenced to five years in jail
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US intelligence contractor Reality Winner, who leaked NSA top secret report, sentenced to five years in jail

A federal judge sentenced former US intelligence contractor Reality Winner on Thursday to more than five years in prison after she admitted leaking to a media outlet a top secret report on Russian interference in US elections

NSA is deleting more than 685 million call records obtained since 2015
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NSA is deleting more than 685 million call records obtained since 2015

The NSA's bulk collection of call records was curtailed by Congress after Edward Snowden's reveal.

Damage caused by Edward Snowden leak will increase in years to come, say US counterintelligence officials
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Damage caused by Edward Snowden leak will increase in years to come, say US counterintelligence officials

The US Government believes that information leaked by Edward Snowden in 2013 will have a impact on surveillance and security measures for years to come.

NSA collected 534 million records of phone calls and text messages of Americans in 2017: Report
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NSA collected 534 million records of phone calls and text messages of Americans in 2017: Report

The sharp increase from 151 million occurred during the second full year of a new surveillance system established at the spy agency after US lawmakers passed a law in 2015 that sought to limit its ability to collect such records in bulk.

Donald Trump chooses Lieutenant General Paul Nakasone to head NSA and US Cyber Command
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Donald Trump chooses Lieutenant General Paul Nakasone to head NSA and US Cyber Command

Donald Trump's cyber adviser, Rob Joyce, announced the president's pick in a tweet late Wednesday, praising Nakasone for having a strong background in cyber issues.

Shooting outside NSA headquarters in Maryland leaves 3 injured; suspect detained
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Shooting outside NSA headquarters in Maryland leaves 3 injured; suspect detained

A shooting incident reported from outside the headquarters of the secretive National Security Agency (NSA) has three people injured

US intelligence officials sent coded messages via Twitter to Russian spy who claims to have NSA data
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US intelligence officials sent coded messages via Twitter to Russian spy who claims to have NSA data

The NSA reportedly paid about $100,000 to the Russian in hopes of recovering Shadow Brokers data.

Major global technology providers have allowed Russian authorities to hunt for vulnerabilities in software widely used across the US government
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Major global technology providers have allowed Russian authorities to hunt for vulnerabilities in software widely used across the US government

The practice potentially jeopardizes the security of computer networks in at least a dozen federal agencies, U.S. lawmakers and security experts said.

US Senate renews NSA's warrantless internet surveillance program bill for six years
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US Senate renews NSA's warrantless internet surveillance program bill for six years

NSA is empowered to eavesdrop on vast amounts of digital communications via American companies like Facebook Inc, Verizon Communications Inc.

NSA's internet surveillance program advances as years-long effort by privacy advocates falls short by one vote
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NSA's internet surveillance program advances as years-long effort by privacy advocates falls short by one vote

The bill allows the NSA to eavesdrop on information from foreigners living outside the US via American companies

Former NSA employee pleads guilty to keeping top secret documents at home
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Former NSA employee pleads guilty to keeping top secret documents at home

Nghia Hoang Pho, 67, of Ellicott City, Md., pleaded guilty to willful retention of national defence information, according to federal law enforcement officials

Kaspersky Lab release new details about how its software uploaded classified NSA documents
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Kaspersky Lab release new details about how its software uploaded classified NSA documents

Previous reports alleged that Kaspersky had uploaded National Security Agency files from an intelligence worker’s home computer in 2015.