Tag Archives: US national security

CONFIDANTS KEY TO ASSANGE CAMPAIGN – Tuesday June 25 2013

– Sarah Harrison isn’t a person who seeks publicity. However, the WikiLeaks staff member may get more than 15 minutes of fame after she accompanied US intelligence whistleblower Edward Snowden on an Aeroflot flight from Hong Kong to Moscow on … Continue reading

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US READY TO CHARGE SNOWDEN – Sunday June 23 2013

– Federal prosecutors have filed a sealed criminal complaint against Edward Snowden, the former National Security Agency contractor who leaked a trove of documents about top-secret surveillance programs. The United States has also asked Hong Kong to detain Mr Snowden … Continue reading

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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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DATA SEARCHES – Thursday June 20 2013

– Google says it has asked a special US court handling national security investigations for permission to publish the number of government requests for data to the internet giant. The court filing in Washington on Tuesday came amid a firestorm … Continue reading

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FACEBOOK RELEASES FIGURES ON US GOVERNMENT DATA REQUESTS – Sunday June 16 2013

– Facebook has revealed it received between 9000 and 10,000 requests for user data from US authorities in the second half of last year, as it seeks to shield itself from a growing scandal. The requests covered matters ranging from … 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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