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  • Ex-spies infiltrate Hollywood as espionage TV shows and movies multiply

    01/25/2015 9:04:14 AM PST · by Enlightened1
    Washington Post ^ | 01/24/14 | Ian Shapira
    The place in Brooklyn looks like a CIA safehouse. Red brick office building with peeling metal awning. No sign. Inside, writers are plotting out the popular Cold War espionage show “The Americans” — one of an assortment of Hollywood spy and national security dramas being driven by ex-spies. The show’s creator and co-head writer, Joe Weisberg, is a former CIA officer who never fathomed that he would one day sit in an office with Soviet propaganda posters and a cutout figure of President Ronald Reagan, concocting television fiction. “When I left the CIA, if you were going to ask me,...
  • CIAs Top Spy Steps Down

    01/23/2015 4:05:32 PM PST · by Enlightened1 · 6 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 01/23/15 | Shane Harris
    The secretive head of the agencys National Clandestine Service is retiring amid reports of infighting over a reorganization of the intelligence service. The director of the CIAs National Clandestine Service, the storied home of the agencys most secretive intelligence operations, has announced that he plans to retire, The Daily Beast has learned. CIA spokesman Dean Boyd confirmed that the director announced his retirement after a long and distinguished career at CIA. We thank him for this profound and lasting contributions to both CIA and to our nations security.
  • Send This Reporter to Jail (Traitor James Risen of the NYT)

    05/07/2010 10:59:44 AM PDT · by mojito · 30 replies · 1,502+ views
    The Daily Beast ^ | 5/7/2010 | Gabriel Schoenfeld
    New York Times reporter James Risen is facing prison if he doesnt reveal sources that gave him highly classified information on U.S. intelligence in Iran. Gabriel Schoenfeld says no reporter is above the law.
  • Ex-CIA lawyer: Gitmo IDs graver than Plame leak (Holder's People Aid Terrorists Out CIA Agents?)

    05/06/2010 12:59:29 PM PDT · by mojito · 25 replies · 962+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 5/6/2010 | Eli Lake and Bill Gertz
    Covertly taken photos of CIA interrogators that were shown by defense attorneys to al Qaeda inmates at the Guantanamo Bay prison represent a more serious security breach than the 2003 outing of CIA officer Valerie Plame, the agency's former general counsel said Wednesday. John Rizzo, who was the agency's top attorney until December, said in an interview that he initially requested the Justice Department and CIA investigation into the compromise of CIA interrogators' identities after photographs of the officers were found in the cell of one al Qaeda terrorist in Cuba. "Well I think this is far more serious than...
  • Iran - CIA 'gave bomb plan to Tehran' (Clinton Legacy - Nuclear weapons)

    01/04/2006 3:36:46 PM PST · by HAL9000 · 21 replies · 4,812+ views
    Gulf Daily News ^ | January 5, 2005
    VIENNA: The CIA, using a double-agent Russian scientist, may have handed a blueprint for a nuclear bomb to Iran. State of War by James Risen, the New York Times reporter who exposed the Bush administration's controversial domestic spying operation, claims the plans contained fatal flaws designed to derail Tehran's nuclear drive. But the deliberate errors were so rudimentary they would have been easily fixed by sophisticated Russian nuclear scientists, the book said. The operation, which took place during the Clinton administration in early 2000, was codenamed Operation Merlin and "may have been one of the most reckless operations in...
  • Ex-CIA officer charged with giving reporter secrets

    01/06/2011 3:57:16 PM PST · by nuconvert · 14 replies
    A former CIA officer was arrested on Thursday on charges of illegally disclosing national defense information about Iran to a New York Times reporter who wrote a book. The U.S. Justice Department said Jeffrey Sterling, 43, was charged with six counts of unauthorized disclosure of national defense information and one count of unlawfully keeping national defense information, mail fraud, unauthorized conveyance of government property and obstructing justice.
  • Pelosi nominates first Muslim to Intelligence committee.

    01/13/2015 9:04:51 AM PST · by MarchonDC09122009 · 75 replies
    Sheer enemy within insanity... http://www.politico.com/story/2015/01/andre-carson-muslim-intelligence-committee-114213.html
  • Accused Saddam Agent Says He Met With Hillary at White House

    03/27/2008 7:11:22 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 93 replies · 4,774+ views
    Accused Saddam Agent Says He Met With Hillary at White House By IRA STOLL, STAFF REPORTER OF THE SUN | March 27, 2008 A Michigan man facing federal criminal charges of illegally working for Saddam Hussein's Iraqi Intelligence Service says he met with Hillary Clinton at the White House in May 1996. In a 1997 interview with this reporter, Muthanna Hanooti said that at the meeting, Mrs. Clinton was "very receptive" to his request for an easing of the American sanctions on Iraq that were in place at the time. He said Mrs. Clinton "passed a message to the State...
  • Patrick Fitgerald Testimony on "the wall" and the Patriot Act. (4/28/2005)

    10/20/2005 8:51:03 PM PDT · by Homer1 · 5 replies · 832+ views
    Public record | 4/28/2005 | Patrick J Fitzgerald
    >PATRICK J. FITZGERALDUNITED STATES ATTORNEYNORTHERN DISTRICT OF ILLINOISPREPARED REMARKS FOR THESUBCOMMITTEE ON CRIME, TERRORISM, AND HOMELAND SECURITYCOMMITTEE ON THE JUDICIARYU.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVESAPRIL 28, 2005INTRODUCTIONMr. Chairman, members of the Committee, thank you for asking me here today. I verymuch look forward to this opportunity to discuss with you how the efforts of the United StatesAttorneys Offices in the investigation and prosecution of terrorists have changed since thepassage of the USA PATRIOT Act (Patriot Act) and, in particular, section 218 of the PatriotAct which helped to dismantle what was formerly known as the wall between intelligence andlaw enforcement.I will state up...
  • How Saddam tracked foes in U.S.

    07/14/2003 2:48:47 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 19 replies · 149+ views
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | July 14 2003 | DAVE NEWBART
    The documents kept by the Iraqi Intelligence Service were meticulous in detail and sweeping in scope. In some, Iraqi intelligence officers in the United States are directed to use informers to track the "criminal'' actions of one current and one former Chicago area resident, both Assyrian Christians from Iraq who founded an anti-Saddam Hussein political party. Another accuses the group of being influenced by "imperialists'' and "Zionists.'' Others include the exact dates of the group's meetings and conventions in Chicago and elsewhere, the names of the people who ran the events, those in attendance and what statements were made. Trips...
  • Alleged spy seen in video calling Saddam 'our inspired leader'

    01/07/2004 8:18:21 AM PST · by Prince Charles · 2 replies · 229+ views
    The Times (N.W. Indiana) ^ | 1-7-2004 | MIKE ROBINSON
    Alleged spy seen in video calling Saddam 'our inspired leader' ILLINOIS -- Prosecutors say he spied on dissidents, reported to U.N. mission honeycombed with secret agents. By MIKE ROBINSON Associated Press Writer CHICAGO (AP) -- Jurors watched a video Tuesday in which a man accused of spying on Iraqi dissidents for Saddam Hussein's intelligence service described the dictator as "our inspired leader" and spoke scornfully of "American colonial imperialism." "A light has illuminated our path and our procession toward the struggle and the liberation," Khaled Dumeisi said in describing Hussein at an April 2001 birthday party for the dictator at...
  • Accused spy had one-way ticket to Jordan

    01/10/2004 5:04:00 AM PST · by Prince Charles · 1 replies · 181+ views
    The Times (N.W. Indiana) ^ | 1-10-2004 | MIKE ROBINSON
    Accused spy had one-way ticket to Jordan WAR ON TERROR - Man accused of spying on Iraqi dissidents arrested one day before departure By MIKE ROBINSON Associated Press Writer CHICAGO -- An Arabic-language community newspaper publisher accused of spying on Iraqi dissidents in this country for Saddam Hussein's intelligence service apparently was planning to leave the country when he was arrested, an FBI agent testified Friday. Khaled Dumeisi, 61, was arrested on July 9, one day before the scheduled departure date on a one-way ticket to Jordan discovered in his home, agent Edward Lawson testified. The testimony came just before...
  • Agent of Saddam Arrested in Chicago

    07/09/2003 9:51:38 AM PDT · by TomGuy · 125 replies · 866+ views
    FoxNews - cable ^ | July 9, 2003
    FoxNews just reported that an agent for Saddam Hussein has been arrested in Chicago. .....developing....
  • Publisher Who Spied for Saddam Sentenced

    03/31/2004 2:35:56 PM PST · by Land_of_Lincoln_John · 1 replies · 305+ views
    AP via Yahoo! ^ | MIKE ROBINSON
    CHICAGO - A suburban Chicago newspaper publisher convicted of spying on Iraqi dissidents for Saddam Hussein was sentenced Wednesday to three years and 10 months in federal prison. Khaled Abdel-Latif Dumeisi, 61, is expected to be deported after he finishes his prison term. U.S. District Judge Suzanne B. Conlon also said he may not re-enter the United States without permission from the attorney general. "He helped to sustain a hostile foreign government," federal prosecutor Daniel Gillogly said in urging a tough sentence. Defense attorney William H. Theis argued that his client was not very important in the world of Iraqi...
  • Disclosure of classified info complicates trial of alleged Iraqi agent

    01/02/2004 3:05:54 AM PST · by Prince Charles · 3 replies · 197+ views
    Disclosure of classified info complicates trial of alleged Iraqi agent Prosecutors say a page of grand jury testimony should never have been turned over to the defense. CHICAGO (AP) -- A community newspaper publisher accused of spying on Iraqi opposition groups in the United States for Saddam Hussein's intelligence service wants the charges thrown out because federal prosecutors mistakenly disclosed classified information. Khaled Abdel-Latif Dumeisi, of Oak Lawn, is scheduled to go to trial Monday on federal charges of perjury and failing to register as a foreign agent. But lawyers for Dumeisi, 61, filed court papers this month detailing efforts...
  • Former Maryland Man Charged with Conspiracy to Act as an Iraqi Agent

    12/29/2008 5:47:28 PM PST · by Cindy · 11 replies · 517+ views
    US DOJ.GOV ^ | December 29, 2008 | n/a
    December 29, 2008 Note: The following text is a quote: http://www.usdoj.gov/opa/pr/2008/December/08-nsd-1151.html Former Maryland Man Charged with Conspiracy to Act as an Iraqi Agent Defendant Allegedly Worked for the Government of Iraq and Assisted the Iraqi Intelligence Service WASHINGTON A criminal complaint was filed today charging Mouyad Mahmoud Darwish, age 47, formerly of Maryland, with conspiring to act as an agent of a foreign government, specifically, as an agent of Iraq, announced United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod J. Rosenstein and Patrick Rowan, Assistant Attorney General for National Security. Darwish is a Canadian citizen born in Iraq....
  • Defiant on Witness Stand, Times Reporter Says Little

    01/06/2015 1:57:32 AM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 5 replies
    New York Times ^ | January 5, 2015 | By MATT APUZZO
    ALEXANDRIA, Va. After losing a seven-year legal battle, James Risen, a reporter for The New York Times, reluctantly took the witness stand in federal court here on Monday, but refused to answer any questions that could help the Justice Department identify his confidential sources. Mr. Risen said he would not say anything to help prosecutors bolster their case against Jeffrey A. Sterling, a former C.I.A. officer who is set to go on trial soon on charges of providing classified information to Mr. Risen for his 2006 book, State of War. The Justice Department first subpoenaed Mr. Risen to testify...
  • Pres. Bush was just on LIVE - he's mad (vanity)

    12/17/2005 7:26:12 AM PST · by STARWISE · 759 replies · 23,536+ views
    12-17-05
    He's mad .. and rightfully so. Without any notice, his Sat. radio address was televised live. He's putting Congress and the press on notice that he's got the authority to do what he's done to protect US .. that Congress was notified at least a dozen times about these NSA oversights .. and that the press leaks and any such security leaks are illegal and are aiding and abetting the enemy. Whoo .. fireworks to come, and go get 'em W!
  • Germany arrests 3 accused of spying for Turkey

    12/18/2014 12:42:51 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 18, 2014 12:05 PM EST
    German prosecutors said Thursday that they have arrested three Turkish men accused of spying on compatriots in Germany for Turkish intelligence. The federal prosecutors office said two of the suspectsidentified in line with German privacy rules only as Muhammad Taha G. and Goksel G.were arrested Wednesday at Frankfurt airport. The third, Ahmet Duran Y., was arrested at his home in western Germany.
  • Obama Pick for Salvador Post Withdrew Prior Nomination Over Cuba Concerns

    12/17/2009 2:02:53 PM PST · by Jet Jaguar · 8 replies · 392+ views
    FOXNews.com ^ | DECEMBER 17, 2009 | FOXNews.com
    President Obama's recent nominee for ambassador to El Salvador was forced to withdraw her nomination to another diplomatic post a decade ago following concerns about ties to Cuba, raising red flags as her name heads to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee once again for approval. President Obama's recent nominee for ambassador to El Salvador was forced to withdraw her nomination to another diplomatic post a decade ago following concerns about ties to Cuba, raising red flags as her name heads to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee once again for approval. The White House announced the nomination of Mari Del Carmen...
  • New York Lawyers Group Urges Freedom for Convicted Cuban Spies

    08/15/2002 1:16:27 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 12 replies · 305+ views
    yahoo.com ^ | Aug 13, 2002 - 5:03 PM ET | Jane Sutton, Reuters
    The jury that convicted the men did not include any Cuban Americans but was probably influenced by "vicious" anti-Castro sentiment, said Paul McKenna, an attorney for Gerardo Hernandez, said to be the spy group's ringleader. MIAMI (Reuters) - A U.S. lawyers group launched a campaign on Tuesday to free five Cuban spies convicted of plotting against the United States, saying their trial had been tainted by Miami exile politics. A federal jury in Miami convicted the five Cuban and Cuban American men on conspiracy and espionage charges in June 2001. Three were imprisoned for life and the others are...
  • "Meet the Cuban Five- at the center of blockbuster announcement on Cuba"

    12/17/2014 2:35:55 PM PST · by John S Mosby · 11 replies
    WaPo ^ | 12/17/2014 | Adam Taylor
    "On Wednesday, Obama administration officials confirmed to The Post that Cuba has freed American citizen Alan Gross. Gross, who was detained in December 2009 while working as a subcontractor for the U.S. Agency for International Development, had been accused of espionage and sentenced to 15 years in prison by Cuba. His imprisonment was a major problem in relations between Washington and Havana. Gross was not freed by accident. According to ABC News, his release is the culmination of more than a year of "secret back-channel talks at the highest levels of both governments." And, importantly, his release comes at the...
  • Saudi-born US naval engineer allegedly gave undercover agent info on how to sink carrier

    12/06/2014 2:43:56 PM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 156 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 06, 2014
    A Naval engineer is facing charges that he gave an FBI undercover agent posing as an Egyptian intelligence officer secret documents about the new Gerald R. Ford aircraft carrier while discussing how to sink the vessel with a missile. Mostafa Ahmed Awwad, 35, of Yorktown, Va., was arrested Friday on an FBI affidavit that reads like it came from a Tom Clancy novel. Federal prosecutors in Virginia say that during his conversations with the undercover, Awwad arranged to use a dead-drop location along a secluded hiking trail to pass secrets about the Ford, which is being built in Virginia for...
  • Feds: Navy engineer tried to steal schematics for new carrier class

    12/06/2014 5:04:03 AM PST · by PIF · 60 replies
    Daily Press (Newport News, Va.) (TNS) ^ | By Hugh Lessig and Peter Dujardin
    A Navy engineer was arrested and charged Friday with attempting to steal plans for the Navy's most advanced aircraft carrier, now under construction at Newport News Shipbuilding. Mostafa Ahmed Awwad, 35, a York County, Va., resident who worked at Norfolk Naval Shipyard in Virginia, was indicted on two counts of attempted exportation of defense articles and technical data, according to a news release from U.S. Attorney Dana J. Boente. If convicted, he faces a maximum of 20 years in prison on each count. Awwad intended to send the schematics to Egypt, authorities said. Court documents describe a saga that included...
  • (NJ) Washington Township woman loses bid to overturn McCarthy-era spying conviction

    12/04/2014 6:50:04 PM PST · by Coleus · 14 replies
    bergen record ^ | 12.4.14 | Aaron Morrison
    Viorel Florescu/staff photographer Retired Washington Township math teacher Miriam Moskowitz, 98, leaving federal court in New York City on Thursday with Caren Ponty, left, and her nephew Ira Moskowitz, after U.S. District Judge Alvin Hellerstein ruled against her petition to reverse her 1950 felony conviction related to atomic espionage. Miriam Moskowitz has been called a lot of things in her 98 years of life feisty, aggressive and possessing a violent temper, among them. But the one label that bothers her most is spy for the former Soviet Union a moniker given to her by the government. That...
  • Legal loophole lets Germany spy on own citizens (if they work abroad for foreign companies)

    11/29/2014 9:09:29 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 2 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 29, 2014 10:20 PM EST
    German lawmakers probing the surveillance activities of the U.S. National Security Agency have uncovered a legal loophole that allows the countrys foreign intelligence agency to spy on its own citizens. The agency, known by its German acronym BND, is normally forbidden from eavesdropping on Germans or German companies. But a former BND lawyer told Parliament this week that Germans arent protected while working abroad for foreign companies.
  • Network of Secret Chinese Military Attack US on Daily Basis: Costs trillions of $$, millions of jobs

    11/21/2014 11:25:09 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | November 21, 2014 | Joshua Philipp
    An army is attacking the United States. Its war is being waged without bullets or fanfare. Denied by its government, these soldiers operate in shadows and in silence. Yet, glimpses of their operations are seen on a daily basishackers and spies attacking and stealing from U.S. businesses and the U.S. government. Until now, a complete view of their operations and of the military department that gives them their orders remained hidden. Yet, Chinas spy and cyberoperations all share one thing in common: theyre all orchestrated under the Peoples Liberation Army General Staff Department (GSD), the Chinese militarys top-level department dedicated...
  • Poles, Russians expel diplomats in spying scandal

    11/17/2014 6:49:50 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 2 replies
    Associated Press (AP) ^ | November 17, 2014 | Associated Press (AP)
    WARSAW, Poland Russia says it has expelled several Polish diplomats in response to Poland's recent expulsion of Russians suspected of espionage. The tit-for-tat moves come as Poland and the Czech Republic say they have detected intensified efforts by Moscow's intelligence services to extend their influence in their countries.
  • Prince David Chavchavadze - obituary

    11/10/2014 9:21:55 AM PST · by EveningStar · 3 replies
    The Daily Telegraph ^ | November 9, 2014
    Prince David Chavchavadze was a CIA agent during the cold war who was descended from Tsar Nicholas I of Imperial Russia and became friendly with Stalin's daughter Prince David Chavchavadze, who has died aged 90, was descended from the royal families of both Russia and Georgia, and served as a cold war case officer with the CIA for 25 years; he later made his mark as a writer and historian... Prince David Chavchavadze, born May 20 1924, died October 5 2014
  • Chinese Espionage, Weapons Shift Asian Power Balance

    11/10/2014 10:09:13 AM PST · by raptor22 · 1 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | November 10, 2014 | Investor's Business Daily
    Military Superiority: China's new Shenyang J-31 stealth fighter could be the equal of our F-22s and F-35s, U.S. pilots say, and is just one of the weapons that may thwart America's "pivot" to the Pacific. The J-31, a fifth-generation stealth fighter, will make its official debut at the Zhuhai International Air Show Nov. 11-16 in southern China's Guangdong province. As one U.S. pilot with F-35 experience told USNI News of the J-31 and other new Chinese fighters: "I think they'll eventually be on par with our fifth-gen jets as they should be, because industrial espionage is alive and well."...
  • Women at war: The 'lady' and George Washington's secret six (the Culper Ring)

    11/08/2014 9:32:44 PM PST · by RoosterRedux · 22 replies
    Foxnews.com ^ | Brian Kilmeade
    Let the politicians debate equal pay and pursue the folly of a war on women in America. Personally, I would like to take a moment to salute woman at warone woman and one war in particular: Agent 355, the female covert operative of the Revolutionary Wars Culper Spy Ring. When my book "George Washingtons Secret Six: The Spy Ring that Saved the American Revolution" ,written with co-author Don Yaeger, was first released in November 2013, over half-a-million people scrambled to buy it and one of the elements that struck a chord most strongly with readers was the enigmatic figure of...
  • Notorious Navy spy John Walker dies in NC federal prison

    08/29/2014 9:21:29 AM PDT · by fredhead · 53 replies
    WTKR ^ | 8/29/2014 | Becca Mitchell
    The man responsible for what the military called the Navys biggest betrayal is dead. John Anthony Walker, the former Senior Warrant Officer from Norfolk who supplied the Soviets with damaging tactical and military data, died in federal prison on Thursday in Butner, North Carolina. 29 years ago, Walkers career as a spy came to an end in Norfolk Federal Court.
  • Iran charges US journalist with spying ("deeply concerned" Hillary up to her armpits with hostages)

    04/08/2009 6:51:07 PM PDT · by Libloather · 21 replies · 917+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 4/09/09
    Iran charges US journalist with spyingApril 9, 2009, 9:42 am An American journalist jailed for more than two months in Iran has been charged with spying for the US, a judge said on Wednesday, dashing hopes of a quick release days after her parents arrived in the country seeking her freedom. The espionage charge is far more serious than earlier statements by Iranian officials that the woman had been arrested for working in the Islamic Republic without press credentials and her own assertion in a phone call to her father that she was arrested after buying a bottle of wine....
  • U.S. diplomat and longtime Pakistan expert is under federal investigation (Robin L. Raphel Again)

    11/07/2014 5:04:24 AM PST · by csvset · 23 replies
    WP ^ | November 6 2014 | Anne Gearan and Adam Goldman
    A veteran State Department diplomat and longtime Pakistan expert is under federal investigation as part of a counterintelligence probe and has had her security clearances withdrawn, according to U.S. officials. The FBI searched the Northwest Washington home of Robin L. Raphel last month, and her State Department office was also examined and sealed, officials said. Raphel, a fixture in Washingtons diplomatic and think-tank circles, was placed on administrative leave last month, and her contract with the State Department was allowed to expire this week. Two U.S. officials described the investigation as a counterintelligence matter, which typically involves allegations of spying...
  • Terrorists had a friend in Clinton White House called Robin

    09/28/2001 4:18:10 PM PDT · by knak · 164 replies · 3,286+ views
    Our Political Bureau NEW DELHI MANY functionaries of the United States State Department, who handled South Asia under the Clinton Administration, may have to face embarrassment when the Bush regime gets down to locating the factors that made it easier for terrorists to carry out the September 11 carnage. These functionaries, it is reliably learnt, ignored the warnings about the activities and intentions of the terrorist groups operating out of Afghanistan and Pakistan. One of such reports had come from Michael Sheehan, the head of counter-terrorism wing of the State Department. Sheehans report also listed the measures that the ...
  • Few know how destructive the 'Democratic' Party is [vanity]

    11/02/2014 8:36:17 AM PST · by Arthur Wildfire! March · 9 replies
    First quick highlights -- Islamic School Teacher Accused of Horrific Sexual Abuse Against Teen Girls... (Florida manhunt) -- Document shows feds fear airborne Ebola -- News Blackout on New Ebola Tests Tightens -- Update: Voting Machines Keep Changing Votes [R] into [D] [Ill & M] -- Obama's Border Policy Fueled [another] Epidemic, Evidence Shows -- Scientists See Ebola Cases In Every Major U.S. City Possible By Years End -- Ebola response ignores historys lessons: Risks from AIDS were discounted and thousands died [Washington Times] -- DOJs Fast and Furious Prequel: Failed Grenade-Running Operation o o o o Here's a headline...
  • New Chinese Intelligence Unit Linked to Massive Cyber Spying Program

    10/31/2014 7:43:50 AM PDT · by lbryce · 11 replies
    Washington Beacon ^ | October 31, 2014 | Bill Gertz
    A Chinese intelligence unit carried out a massive cyber espionage program that stole vast quantities of data from governments, businesses and other organizations, security analysts who uncovered the operation said Thursday. The activities of the Chinese unit called the Axiom group began at least six years ago and were uncovered by a coalition of security firms this month. Cyber sleuths traced Axiom attacks to the 2009 cyber operation against Google in China and other U.S. companies known as Operation Aurora. The group was also linked to a Chinese hacking program that targeted dissidents and opposition groups known as GhostNet. More...
  • Ben Bradlee Dies, 93

    10/21/2014 6:20:19 PM PDT · by vis a vis · 44 replies
    DailyMail ^ | 21 Oct 2014 | Pete D'amato
    The former editor of the Washington Post who led the paper's coverage of the Watergate scandal and made the decision to publish the Pentagon Papers is dead at 93. Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2802484/ben-bradlee-washington-post-editor-led-coverage-watergate-dies-93.html#ixzz3Gpfgm5Gb Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook
  • David Greenglass, Spy Who Helped Seal the Rosenbergs Doom, Dies at 92

    10/14/2014 1:00:39 PM PDT · by Borges · 21 replies
    NYT ^ | 10/14/2014 | ROBERT D. McFADDEN
    It was the most notorious spy case of the Cold War the conviction and execution of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg for passing atomic secrets to the Soviet Union and it rested largely on the testimony of Ms. Rosenbergs brother, David Greenglass, an Army sergeant who had stolen nuclear intelligence from Los Alamos, N.M. For his role in the conspiracy, Mr. Greenglass went to prison for almost a decade, then changed his name and lived quietly until a journalist tracked him down. He admitted then, nearly a half-century later, that he had lied on the witness stand to save...
  • Snowden Film "Citizen Four" Reveals How He Did It Read

    10/13/2014 10:19:45 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 60 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 13, 2014 | Mike Shedlock
    Once again I salute Edward Snowden as an all-American hero. On second thought, make that an all-world hero. A movie on how and why Snowden revealed NSA wiretaps is about to be released. Showbiz reports Edward Snowden Doc Premieres: Shocking Inside Look at How He Did It. Citizen Four is the shocking doc about Edward Snowden made by Glenn Greenwald and Laura Poitras. Just screened tonight was the two hour film which will be released by the Weinstein Company this month. It doesnt paint the Obama administration in a very good light as Snowden explains how the government has violated...
  • How to Become a Russian Spy

    10/03/2014 5:27:37 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 7 replies
    The St. Petersburg Times ^ | Published: October 3, 2014 (Issue # 1831) | Ivan Nechepurenko
    When a young Vladimir Putin decided to fulfill his childhood dream of becoming a spy, he headed to the local branch of the KGB in Soviet Leningrad. Wary of unsolicited applicants, the KGB officers turned Putin away, but not without some valuable advice: Go get an education, preferably in law. The current president was only in high school at the time. Putin went on to apply to the law faculty at Leningrad State University, a path that would ultimately lead him up the ranks of the KGB, then on to St. Petersburg City Hall under the leadership of Anatoly Sobchak...
  • Chicago Police Chief: iPhone the Phone of Choice for the Pedophile

    10/01/2014 5:01:50 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 20 replies
    mediaite ^ | 9-26-14 | Josh Feldman
    The information leaked by Edward Snowden last year raised the public consciousness quite a bit about user privacy and security in using certain services (not to mention the hope that companies wont be that willing to acquiesce to government requests for user information). In recent weeks, Apple CEO Tim Cook has been emphasizing a new focus on user security and encryption. Both Apple and Google have implemented stronger data encryption so its harder to compromise user data. The problem is, however, that it would be harder for law enforcement to access that data too. And FBI Director James Comey isnt...
  • A Marriage Forged By The Mighty Russia

    09/30/2014 6:54:32 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX
    Hungary Today ^ | 2014-09-28 | Hungary Today
    Few days ago Hungarian news portal index.hu published an interesting article about Bla Kovcss mysterious life. The Jobbik MEP has been accused by the Hungarian authorities during the European Parliament Elections campaign, that he works for the Russian secret intelligence service. Both Jobbik and Kovcs denied the claims. Although the charges may seem parts of the political campaign, index journalist was able to find telling details as a result of an intensive five-months research.
  • Obama Throws America's Spies Under The Bus [One Intelligence Official Says Obama's "BSing"]

    09/29/2014 7:09:18 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 21 replies
    Business Insider ^ | September 29, 2014 | MICHAEL B KELLEY AND BRETT LOGIURATO
    Obama Throws America's Spies Under The Bus MICHAEL B KELLEY AND BRETT LOGIURATO SEP. 29, 2014 One Intelligence Official Says Obama's "BSing." In a "60 Minutes" interview Sunday night, President Barack Obama placed blame squarely at the foot of the US intelligence community for the rise of the Islamic State, the extremist group also known as ISIS. Citing comments from Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, Obama said the intelligence community had "underestimated what had been taking place in Syria," referring to the rise of ISIS militants in the country's northeast. But American spies, experts, and journalists who have been...
  • Ernest Hemingways Grandsons Continue Their Granddads Disgusting Legacy

    09/27/2014 7:22:48 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 91 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 27, 2014 | Humberto Fontova
    Can you imagine the reputation of a literary figure surviving the disclosure that he worked (however briefly and ineffectually) for Hitler's Abwehr? Yet Ernest Hemingway worked for Stalins KGB and nobody (among the smart set) seems to bat an eye. According to KGB defector Alexander Vassiliev "the 42-year-old Hemingway was recruited by the KGB under the cover name "Argo" in 1941, and cooperated with Soviet agents whom he met in Havana and London. This comes from a book published in 2009 by Yale Univ. Press (not exactly a branch of the John Birch Society.)"Castro's revolution," Hemingway wrote in 1960, is...
  • Chinese Student Spies Overwhelm US

    09/21/2014 8:06:39 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    The Epoch Times ^ | September 19, 2014 | Joshua Philipp
    Intelligence agencies around the world typically regard Chinas approach to spying as sloppy and unprofessional. While many other countries focus on stealth and finesse for espionage, Chinas focus is on mass numbers. While regarded as unprofessional, Chinas approach has also been extremely effective. The challenge posed by China comes down to a simple fact: it has too many spies for foreign intelligence agencies to keep track of. Our nation is overwhelmed. The problem is too big, said Paul Williams in a phone interview. Williams is chief information officer at BlackOps Partners Corporation, which does counterintelligence and protection of trade secrets...
  • CIA Director John Brennan Refuses To Tell Congress Who Authorized Senate Spying

    09/17/2014 6:56:43 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 42 replies
    The CIAs ongoing defiance of congressional authority continued during a closed-door meeting last week after Director John Brennan refused to tell lawmakers who authorized the illegal surveillance of Senate Intelligence Committee computers, which were used to compile a report on the agencys interrogation practices.
  • American is sentenced to six-years hard labor in communist country (North Korea)

    09/14/2014 10:26:00 AM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 61 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 14 September 2014 | By Associated Press
    The American who tore up his own tourist visa on landing in North Korea and demanded to be arrested so that he could experience prison life in the communist nation has been sentenced to six years hard labor for entering the country illegally to commit espionage. Matthew Miller, 24, of Bakersfield, California, looked thin and pale at his trial in Pyongyang on Sunday, as he was handed out his sentence. Miller, who looked thin and pale at the trial and was dressed completely in black, is one of three Americans now being held in North Korea.
  • Communist Spies Target Academia Says New FBI Report.

    09/13/2014 5:38:00 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 13, 2014 | Humberto Fontova
    “Academia has been and remains a key target of foreign intelligence services, including the [Cuban intelligence service],” says an FBI report from Sept. 2nd.“One recruitment method used by the Cubans is to appeal to American leftists’ ideology. “For instance, someone who is allied with communist or leftist ideology may assist the [Cuban intelligence service] because of his/her personal beliefs.” Not that any of the above should come as earth-shaking news to anyone who:A: Attended a typical college and suffered through typical Liberal Arts courses. B. Knows anything at all about the history of Cuban spying in the U.S.Give the A.B....
  • FBI: Cuban Intelligence Aggressively Recruiting Leftist American Academics as Spies...

    09/05/2014 3:08:35 AM PDT · by markomalley · 30 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 9/5/2014 | Bill Gertz
    Cubas communist-led intelligence services are aggressively recruiting leftist American academics and university professors as spies and influence agents, according to an internal FBI report published this week.Cuban intelligence services have perfected the work of placing agents, that includes aggressively targeting U.S. universities under the assumption that a percentage of students will eventually move on to positions within the U.S. government that can provide access to information of use to the [Cuban intelligence service], the five-page unclassified FBI report says. It notes that the Cubans devote a significant amount of resources to targeting and exploiting U.S. academia.Academia has been and remains...