Tag Archives: US intelligence

OBAMA APPOINTS REPUBLICAN TO DIRECT FBI – Saturday June 22 2013

– US president Barack Obama on Friday nominated former senior justice Department official James Comey as the next FBI director, elevating a Republican to a top national security position at a time when the administration is facing questions about authorising … Continue reading

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FBI’S EYES IN THE SKY – Friday June 21 2013

– Unmanned drones are in the sky conducting surveillance on some US residents in a “very minimal way”, the head of the FBI has told Congress. Robert Mueller said his agency’s use of a small number of aerial drones was … Continue reading

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FBI CONFIRMS SPY DRONES USED OVER US – Friday June 21 2013

– The FBI employs drones in domestic surveillance operations, director Robert Mueller revealed, but said they were used in a “very, very minimal way.” Mr Mueller, in Senate testimony on Wednesday, acknowledged for the first time that the Federal Bureau … Continue reading

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AMERICA’S MOST WANTED: I’M READY FOR A COURT BATTLE – Friday June 14 2013

– Officially, he might not be a fugitive. But Edward Snowden, the man Washington most wants to run to ground – just as soon as it gets its legal paperwork in order – has emerged from hiding in Hong Kong, … Continue reading

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SALE OF ORWELL’S 1984 SKYROCKET AMID US SPYING SCANDAL – Thursday June 13 2013

– Sales of George Orwell’s novel ‘1984’, featuring a futuristic totalitarian state, jumped on Amazon.com’s website following reports of a classified program that lets the US government collect personal data. One edition of the book, which was originally published in … Continue reading

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GOOGLE PUSH TO EASE SECURITY GAG – Thursday June 13 2013

– Google led a charge by internet and social media firms demanding that the Obama administration allow them to reveal details of their cooperation with government surveillance schemes – as angry members of Congress urged tighter controls on the mass … Continue reading

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BOSTON WARNED – Saturday May 11 2013

– Five days before two bombs tore through crowds at the Boston Marathon, police were warned extremists might use “small-scale bombings” to attack spectators and runners. The Boston Regional Intelligence Centre’s report also identified the race finish line as an … Continue reading

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CIA WARNED AGENCY – Friday April 26 2013

– The CIA asked the top US counter-terrorism agency to add the deceased Boston Marathon bombing suspect to a terror watch list more than a year before the attacks, officials say. The spy agency made the move after Russian officials … Continue reading

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