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October 2013 Intelligence News

  • DOD Releases Military Intelligence Program Appropriated Top Line Budget for Fiscal 2013 DoD 31 Oct 2013 -- The Department of Defense released today the Military Intelligence Program (MIP) appropriated top line budget for fiscal 2013.
  • New Leaks Highlight Internet Security Weakness VOA 31 Oct 2013 -- The latest revelations from exiled former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden highlight security weaknesses in some of the world's most popular Internet networks.
  • Navy Yard Shootings Prompt Security Clearance Process Review AFPS 31 Oct 2013 -- The Navy Yard shootings in September and unauthorized disclosures by former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden have highlighted the need for changes to the current security clearance process, Stephen Lewis, deputy director for personnel, industrial and physical security policy in the office of undersecretary of defense for intelligence, told a Senate committee today.
  • AIT declines comment on 'surveillance facility' report CNA 31 Oct 2013 -- The American Institute in Taiwan (AIT), the de facto U.S. embassy to Taiwan in the absence of formal ties, said Thursday it would not comment on any reports or speculation about U.S. surveillance and intelligence operations.
  • South American leaders condemn US global spying Iran Press TV 31 Oct 2013 -- The South American trade bloc Mercosur has harshly criticized the United States' global surveillance programs.
  • EU lawmakers condemn US spying on citizens, leaders Iran Press TV 31 Oct 2013 -- Members of the European Parliament have condemned the United States for widespread spying on European citizens and leaders.
  • Vatican also targeted by NSA spying Iran Press TV 31 Oct 2013 -- The US National Security Agency (NSA) spied on cardinals ahead of a Vatican conclave in March to elect a new pope, a report says.
  • Spain secret services worked with NSA? Iran Press TV 31 Oct 2013 -- A Spanish newspaper says Spain's intelligence services have collaborated with the US National Security Agency (NSA) in monitoring telephone and computer communications in Spain.
  • US using Australian embassies for spying Iran Press TV 31 Oct 2013 -- The US is secretly using Australian embassies throughout Asia to intercept phone calls and collect data across the continent.
  • China demands US explanation on spying charges Iran Press TV 31 Oct 2013 -- China has demanded explanation from the US after a report revealed that Australian embassies, including the one in Beijing, have been used in Washington's spying operations.
  • Ex-NSA Contractor Snowden Finds Computer Job in Russia RIA Novosti 31 Oct 2013 -- Fugitive former US security contractor Edward Snowden has found a website maintenance job in Russia, his lawyer said Thursday.
  • Google 'Outraged' by NSA Spying Reports VOA 31 Oct 2013 -- Internet search engines Google and Yahoo have expressed dismay over reports the U.S. National Security Agency secretly broke into their communication networks.
  • Indonesia, China Press US on Spying Allegations VOA 31 Oct 2013 -- As the U.S. government faces continued pressure to explain its international spying operations, new allegations have emerged about the extent of U.S. surveillance in Asia.
  • US Says It Is Not Spying on UN Communications VOA 30 Oct 2013 -- The United Nations says it has received assurances from the U.S. government that U.N. communications networks 'are not and will not be monitored'' by American intelligence agencies.
  • Government Sues Company that Handled Snowden Security Investigation VOA 30 Oct 2013 -- The U.S. Justice Department is joining a lawsuit against the company that handled the background check of National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden.
  • U.S. has surveillance facility in Taipei: report CNA 30 Oct 2013 -- The United States has maintained a surveillance facility in its representative office in Taipei, according to an Australian Broadcasting Corp. (ABC) report.
  • German delegation in US over spying scandal Iran Press TV 30 Oct 2013 -- Germany has sent a high-profile delegation to Washington to demand explanation about spying by the US National Security Agency (NSA) on Chancellor Angela Merkel.
  • Clapper: Obama was aware of NSA spying efforts Iran Press TV 30 Oct 2013 -- Despite US President Barack Obama rejecting the idea that he was aware of Washington's spying on world leaders, the nation's top spymaster said Tuesday that the president had been informed about the surveillance activities.
  • US Officials Defend Spying, Say Allies Do the Same RIA Novosti 30 Oct 2013 -- Top US intelligence officials Tuesday defended sweeping American surveillance programs as "lawful" and said senior US officials have been targets of espionage by the nation's allies, including European Union members.
  • German Officials Hold Spy Talks at White House VOA 30 Oct 2013 -- Key German and U.S. national security officials are meeting in Washington Wednesday over allegations that American spies tapped into the cell phone of German Chancellor Angela Merkel.
  • Amid Outrage in Europe, NSA Chief Defends US Surveillance Programs VOA 29 Oct 2013 -- The head of the National Security Agency, Army General Keith Alexander, is defending U.S. surveillance programs amid a wave of outrage across Europe. Alexander faced a mixed reaction from lawmakers on Capitol Hill at a House hearing Tuesday.
  • President's phone probably not tapped: NSB chief CNA 28 Oct 2013 -- President Ma Ying-jeou should not fall victim to electronic eavesdropping as long as he uses communication tools provided by the National Security Bureau (NSB), Taiwan's intelligence chief said Monday.
  • Spain opens inquiry into NSA spying operations Iran Press TV 29 Oct 2013 -- Spain's public prosecutor has opened a preliminary inquiry into allegations that the US spy agency has conducted illegal surveillance operations on millions of Spanish citizens.
  • European Officials Slam US Spying, Say Trust 'Vanished' RIA Novosti 29 Oct 2013 -- European lawmakers in Washington on Monday blasted the United States in the wake of reports of massive US surveillance activities against its allies, including alleged eavesdropping by US intelligence on German Chancellor Angela Merkel.
  • Putin's Spokesman Denies Media Reports of Spying on G20 Powers RIA Novosti 29 Oct 2013 -- President Vladimir Putin's spokesman said Tuesday that media reports claiming that Russian special services tried to spy on foreign delegates during a recent G20 summit were an unsubstantiated attempt to divert attention away from more pressing espionage allegations against Washington.
  • Obama Considers End to Reported Spying on Allied Leaders VOA 29 Oct 2013 -- The U.S. says it is considering whether it should be spying on leaders of American allies after reports of surveillance that government officials say President Barack Obama was not aware of until a few months ago, even though it dates to 2002.
  • Allies Protest Wiretapping, but Partner With NSA VOA 28 Oct 2013 -- The 23-member European Parliament delegation began a series of meetings Monday with U.S. lawmakers and officials in several government agencies, including the National Security Council at the White House. The talks are scheduled to extend through Wednesday.
  • 'NSA spied on 60mn phone calls in Spain' Iran Press TV 28 Oct 2013 -- The US National Security Agency (NSA) has spied on 60 million telephone calls in Spain in only one month, a report says.
  • US spying on Spain unacceptable: Foreign Ministry Iran Press TV 28 Oct 2013 -- Spain Foreign Ministry says monitoring of Spanish telephone and computer communications by the US intelligence services is "unacceptable" if proven to be true.
  • Spain summons US envoy over phone spying Iran Press TV 28 Oct 2013 -- Spain has summoned the US ambassador following reports that the National Security Agency (NSA) had spied on 60 million telephone calls in a single month.
  • Spain Summons US Ambassador Over Spying Allegations VOA 28 Oct 2013 -- The U.S. Ambassador to Spain, James Costos, was summoned to the Spanish Foreign Ministry in Madrid Monday over allegations the United States spied on Spain.
  • Obama knew about NSA spying on Merkel: Report Iran Press TV 27 Oct 2013 -- A new report has revealed that US President Barack Obama was personally aware of the National Security Agency's eavesdropping on German Chancellor Angela Merkel.
  • Magazine Claims NSA Spied on Merkel's Mobile Phone Since 2002 RIA Novosti 27 Oct 2013 -- The US National Security Agency (NSA) has spied on German Chancellor Angela Merkel's mobile phone for over 10 years, a report in a German magazine claimed.
  • Germany Steps Up US Criticism on Alleged Merkel Bugging VOA 27 Oct 2013 -- Germany is sending intelligence officials to Washington to discuss allegations of U.S. spying on German mobile phones, including one used by Chancellor Angela Merkel.
  • Chinese drone training in line with international law, practice People's Daily 26 Oct 2013 -- China said that the training and flight of its military aircraft, including drones, over relevant areas of the East China Sea are in line with international law and practice.
  • Air Force officer detained on espionage charges CNA 26 Oct 2013 -- An Air Force officer has been taken into custody on charges of espionage, the Taiwan High Prosecutors Office's Kaohsiung Branch said Saturday.
  • US ambassadors summoned after spying reports Iran Press TV 26 Oct 2013 -- Germany, France and Spain have summoned the US ambassador to their respective capitals after reports emerged that the US National Security Agency (NSA) spied on their countries.
  • UK's CGHQ tried to avoid legal challenge over spying: Report Iran Press TV 26 Oct 2013 -- Britain's eavesdropping agency, Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ), has tried its best to keep leaks over its spying activities under wraps in fear of legal challenge, classified memos reveal.
  • 'Israel intercepted millions of French calls' Iran Press TV 26 Oct 2013 -- A leaked US intelligence document has revealed that Israel is behind the hacking of millions of phone calls and messages in France.
  • U.S.: 'Tensions' Over Spying Reports RFE/RL 26 Oct 2013 -- The United States has acknowledged 'tensions' with its allies following reports that American intelligence agencies eavesdropped on the telephone calls of German Chancellor Angela Merkel and spied on communications in other countries.
  • Report: US May Have Bugged Merkel Phone Since '02 VOA 26 Oct 2013 -- The U.S. National Security Agency may have bugged German Chancellor Angela Merkel's phone for more than 10 years, according to a news report Saturday by the German weekly Der Spiegel.
  • Delegates Consider Deadly Use of Drone Technology as Third Committee, Hears More Presentations by Experts on Human Rights Obligations United Nations 25 Oct 2013
  • At EU Meeting, France And Germany Push For New Spying Rules RFE/RL 25 Oct 2013 -- The European Union says France and Germany have urged Washington to agree rules for espionage after damaging revelations that the United States tapped German Chancellor Angela Merkel's mobile phone.
  • Report: U.S. Spied On Calls Of 35 Leaders RFE/RL 25 Oct 2013 -- A new report in a British newspaper says the United States monitored the telephone calls of 35 world leaders.
  • Russia Says Snowden Leaks Won't Hurt US Ties RIA Novosti 25 Oct 2013 -- Leaks by former US security contractor Edward Snowden regarding US intelligence-gathering on Russia will have no impact on relations between Moscow and Washington, Russia's foreign minister said Friday.
  • German, European Officials to Confront US Over Spy Allegations VOA 25 Oct 2013 -- Senior German officials and European lawmakers say they are going to Washington soon to confront officials about allegations the U.S. has been spying on its allies.
  • The Guardian: US Spied on 35 World Leaders VOA 24 Oct 2013 -- The Guardian newspaper reports that White House, Pentagon and State Department officials confirm the United States spied on the phone conversations of 35 world leaders.
  • Hagel: New Protections Needed for Unclassified Data AFPS 24 Oct 2013 -- Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel recently directed that DOD organizations take additional steps to ensure unclassified controlled technical information is protected from cyber intrusions.
  • NSA spied on 125bn phone calls in one month Iran Press TV 24 Oct 2013 -- The US National Security Agency monitored nearly 125 billion phone calls from around the world in just one month, including around 3 billion calls from US soil, according to documents released by whistleblower Edward J. Snowden.
  • Germany summons US envoy over spying Iran Press TV 24 Oct 2013 -- Germany has summoned the US ambassador to Berlin over reports that the United States spied on cell phone conversations of German Chancellor Angela Merkel.
  • US, Europe can't do business as usual: German min. Iran Press TV 24 Oct 2013 -- German Defense Minister Thomas de Maiziere says Europe cannot return to normal business with the US following revelations that Washington spied on Chancellor Angela Merkel.
  • 'US ditches Turkey drone deal as punishment' Iran Press TV 24 Oct 2013 -- The US has reportedly canceled the delivery of 10 Predator drones to Turkey as "punishment" for the reported exposure by Ankara of 10 Iranians spying for Israel's Mossad agency despite Turkey's denial of having provided Iran with such information.
  • Russian Embassy Denies US Spying Allegations RIA Novosti 24 Oct 2013 -- Allegations of the possible involvement of the Washington-based Russian Cultural Center in spying activities are an attempt to derail the Russian-US program of cultural exchange and undermine mutual trust, a spokesman for the Russian Embassy said.
  • Turkish Military Claims Interception of Russian Spy Plane RIA Novosti 24 Oct 2013 -- Two Turkish fighter jets have been recently scrambled to intercept a Russian military plane in international airspace over the Black Sea in a rare air incident between the two countries, the Turkish military said.
  • US Newspapers Biased Towards NSA in Snowden Coverage – Study RIA Novosti 24 Oct 2013 -- Top US newspapers have shown a "covert bias" in favor of the government in their coverage of National Security Agency (NSA) surveillance revelations leaked by fugitive contractor Edward Snowden, according to a new study.
  • Germany Confronts US on Spying Allegations VOA 24 Oct 2013 -- German Chancellor Angela Merkel says she has made it clear to U.S. President Barack Obama that spying on allies is unacceptable.
  • RPAs reach 2 million hours AFNS 23 Oct 2013 -- The U.S. Air Force's MQ-1 Predator and MQ-9 Reaper remotely piloted aircraft accumulated 2 million flight hours Oct. 22, not only marking a significant milestone, but also demonstrating the evolution of the program.
  • Taiwan military increases counter intelligence staff CNA 23 Oct 2013 -- Taiwan has increased its military staff assigned to counter intelligence against China, since China has not promised to renounce the use of force against Taiwan, Minister of National Defense Yen Ming said Wednesday.
  • Pentagon secretly sells spyship after huge spending Iran Press TV 23 Oct 2013 -- The US Department of Defense has secretly sold a seven-story spy aircraft to its British maker after spending $297 million to develop it.
  • Mexico orders probe into US spying on its top officials Iran Press TV 23 Oct 2013 -- Mexican interior minister has ordered a major probe into reports of US electronic spying on its current President Enrique Pena Nieto as well as his predecessor Felipe Calderon.
  • Italy confirms having been spied on by US NSA Iran Press TV 23 Oct 2013 -- Italian telephone and computer communications have been under surveillance by the US National Security Agency (NSA), Italy's parliamentary intelligence committee has confirmed.
  • Obama Administration Says Le Monde Reports on Spy Activities 'Inaccurate' VOA 23 Oct 2013 -- The Obama administration is denying some allegations by a French newspaper about U.S. intelligence activities in that country as Washington faces a firestorm of criticism over new revelations that it has spied on its allies.
  • 22 October 2013 - Press Conference by Special Rapporteur on Torture United Nations 22 Oct 2013
  • Mexico Orders Investigation Into US Spying VOA 22 Oct 2013 -- Mexico is investigating allegations that the United States spied on President Enrique Pena Nieto before his election, and on his predecessor, Felipe Calderon.
  • US on spying complaints: All nations spy Iran Press TV 22 Oct 2013 -- The Obama administration has brushed off other nation's complaints about recent revelations on the US spying activities, saying "all nations" spy.
  • White House Says 'All Nations' Spy, Vows to Review Espionage Tactics RIA Novosti 22 Oct 2013 -- The White House on Monday brushed off French outrage over a report in Le Monde newspaper that said the US National Security Agency (NSA) had intercepted tens of millions of phone calls made by French citizens, saying "all nations" engage in espionage activities and vowing to review the way it spies on others.
  • Iran Gives Drone Based on 'Downed' US Spy Plane to Russia RIA Novosti 22 Oct 2013 -- Iran's Revolutionary Guards have presented Russia with an unmanned spy plane that Tehran says was reverse-engineered from a US machine it claims to have captured last year, local media reported.
  • Kerry, French Counterpart Discuss Spying Allegations VOA 22 Oct 2013 -- U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has met with French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius to discuss recent revelations that a U.S. spy agency eavesdropped on millions of phone calls of French citizens.
  • France, Mexico Demand Explanation Over Latest NSA Allegations VOA 21 Oct 2013 -- France and Mexico are angrily demanding explanations from the United States following new spying allegations leaked by former U.S. security contractor Edward Snowden.
  • Obama Calls French President Over Spying Allegations VOA 21 Oct 2013 -- U.S. President Barack Obama called France's President Francois Hollande on Monday to discuss French outrage about claims that a U.S. spy agency eavesdropped on millions of phone calls of French citizens.
  • MI6 wants more spies to fill Afghan 'intelligence vacuum' Iran Press TV 21 Oct 2013 -- Britain's intelligence agency MI6 has demanded more spies to be sent to Afghanistan amid concerns that the war-torn country could become an "intelligence vacuum" after British troops' withdrawal.
  • 2nd Tanks conducts training with UAVs USMC News 21 Oct 2013 -- Marines with 2nd Tank Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, conducted a training exercise aboard Range SR-10, which integrated the M1A1 Abrams Main Battle Tank and the RQ-11 Raven Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Oct. 15.
  • France summons US ambassador over NSA spying Iran Press TV 21 Oct 2013 -- France has summoned the US ambassador after reports emerged that the National Security Agency (NSA) has recorded millions of French telephone calls.
  • Iran gives indigenous ScanEagle drone to Russia Iran Press TV 21 Oct 2013 -- A senior Iranian commander says Iran gave Russia one of its indigenous ScanEagle unmanned aerial vehicles as a sign of friendship and cooperation between the two countries.
  • Top web firms call for transparency on GCHQ activities Iran Press TV 20 Oct 2013 -- Top internet companies have urged the British government to allow more transparency on Britain's eavesdropping agency Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) activities.
  • Changes Coming Atop US Intelligence Agencies VOA 18 Oct 2013 -- Some U.S. intelligence agencies are undergoing changes in leadership. The director of the National Security Agency and his deputy are resigning, and President Barack Obama has nominated a new secretary of Homeland Security.
  • Snowden: I passed no secrets to Russia Iran Press TV 18 Oct 2013 -- American intelligence whistleblower Edward Snowden says he has passed no classified US intelligence data to Russian security services since he was not in possession of such documents when he entered Russia.
  • Snowden: Russia, China Didn't Get Data RFE/RL 18 Oct 2013 -- American intelligence leaker Edward Snowden says he's confident Russia and China haven't obtained any of the secret documents he took from the National Security Agency (NSA).
  • Snowden: 'Zero Chance' China, Russia Got Classified NSA Documents VOA 17 Oct 2013 -- The former U.S. intelligence contractor who disclosed that the National Security Agency spied on citizens says there is a 'zero percent chance' Russia or China has classified NSA documents.
  • Russian Government Calls for FSB to Tackle Cyber Crime RIA Novosti 17 Oct 2013 -- The Russian government has submitted amendments to state lawmakers that would give the country's Federal Security Service (FSB) the authority to investigate and fight hacker attacks.
  • Two retired officers indicted for espionage CNA 17 Oct 2013 -- Two retired military officers were indicted Thursday for allegedly helping China develop an espionage network in Taiwan.
  • UK PM: Snowden leaks damaged national security Iran Press TV 17 Oct 2013 -- The US National Security Agency (NSA) files, leaked by American whistleblower Edward Snowden to the daily Guardian, have damaged the UK's national security, British Prime Minister says.
  • UK parliament to expand snooping probe Iran Press TV 17 Oct 2013 -- The British parliament is to expand its probe into online spying in the country, taking evidence from members of the public, media reports say.
  • 'Turkey exposed 10 Mossad spies to Iran in 2012' Iran Press TV 17 Oct 2013 -- A US daily says the Turkish government in 2012 disclosed to Iranian intelligence authorities the identities of "up to 10 Iranians" working for Israeli spy agency Mossad.
  • NSA Involved in US Drone Strikes, Snowden Leaks Show – Report RIA Novosti 17 Oct 2013 -- Emails and other communications secretly monitored by the US National Security Agency (NSA) play a crucial role in American overseas drone strikes against accused terrorists, The Washington Post has reported, citing documents disclosed by fugitive intelligence leaker Edward Snowden.
  • VMAQT-1 begins first training class, students learn about Prowler USMC News 16 Oct 2013 -- Marine Tactical Electronic Warfare Training Squadron 1 began training its first class of seven replacement pilots Oct. 7. The squadron was redesignated from VMAQ-1 to VMAQT-1 during a June 14 ceremony here.
  • British MPs accuse spying agencies of misleading parliament over Tempora Iran Press TV 16 Oct 2013 -- Britain's spying agencies have been accused of seriously misleading the country's parliament over how far they were able to intrude public's privacy without their consent.
  • NSA steals up to 250 million online address books each year PressTV 15 Oct 2013 -- A new document leaked by former NSA contractor turned whistleblower Edward Snowden reveals that the US steals up to 250 million online address books each year.
  • Ex-ROC intelligence officer sentenced for working for PRC CNA 15 Oct 2013 -- The Taiwan High Court sentenced a former Republic of China military intelligence officer to eight years in prison for setting up an acquaintance for interrogations by mainland Chinese agents.
  • Iran researchers produce new unmanned aerial vehicle PressTV 15 Oct 2013 -- Iran has unveiled a new domestically designed and manufactured unmanned aerial vehicle which can be used for a number of civilian and military purposes.
  • NSA director defends spying efforts Iran Press TV 12 Oct 2013 -- US National Security Agency Director Gen. Keith B. Alexander has once again defended agency's surveillance programs, saying he sees no effective alternative to the bulk collection of telephone and other electronic metadata from Americans.
  • Iran rejects Baku spying charge against national Iran Press TV 12 Oct 2013 -- Iran's Embassy in Azerbaijan has dismissed as unfounded an Azeri court's espionage accusations against an Iranian national.
  • Snowden, other US leakers meet in Moscow Iran Press TV 11 Oct 2013 -- American intelligence whistleblower Edward Snowden has secretly met with other former US security authorities who have joined the campaign against abusing state secrecy, WikiLeaks whistleblower website reports.
  • Report: White House Scrutiny of Leaks Threatens Press Freedom VOA 10 Oct 2013 -- The Obama administration's aggressive prosecution of leaks and its efforts to control information are becoming a threat to press freedom and democracy, according to the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ).
  • Iranian drones can fly deep into Tel Aviv: Iran commander Iran Press TV 10 Oct 2013 -- A senior Iranian commander has emphasized that the nation's indigenous drones can fly deep into the Israeli-occupied territories and Tel Aviv.
  • Snowden's Father Says Russia Only Safe Place For Son RIA Novosti 10 Oct 2013 -- The father of US intelligence leaker Edward Snowden says he believes Russia, where he arrived on Thursday with the aim of meeting with his son, is the only country in which his fugitive son can feel safe.
  • Alexander Calls on Industry to Help Set Record Straight AFPS 09 Oct 2013 -- The nation's top cyber commander called on industry today to "put the facts on the table" about the National Security Agency following leaks about the agency's surveillance programs, blaming inaccurate or sensational reporting for congressional failure to approve measures that he said are needed to protect the nation from a devastating cyberattack.
  • JMTC introduces new Unmanned Aerial System training facility to German press, dignitaries Army News 09 Oct 2013 -- The 7th Army Joint Multinational Training Command (JMTC) expanded its training capabilities with the official opening of its Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) facility at Vilseck Army Airfield Oct. 7th, 2013.
  • IRGC Commander: Local version of RQ-170 to fly soon IRNA 09 Oct 2013 -- Commander of IRGC Aerospace Unit Brigadier-General Amirali Hajizadeh said on Wednesday that the local version of the US drone RQ-170 captured by IRGC will make its maiden flight in the near future.
  • Israeli drone crashes into Mediterranean Iran Press TV 09 Oct 2013 -- An Israeli unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) has crashed into the Mediterranean Sea, Israeli media report.
  • First Army and Guard add UAS capability to pre-deployment training Army News 08 Oct 2013 -- Getting a clearer picture of the enemy helps Soldiers more effectively accomplish their mission, and Army National Guard Soldiers deploying through the Camp Shelby Joint Forces Training Center have a new intelligence tool to help get that picture. Dubbed the Company Intelligence Support Team, or COIST, workstation, Soldiers have access to a One Station Remote Viewing Terminal (OSRVT), a Tactical Ground Reporting (TiGR) system and other tools to better assess their environment and keep Soldiers safer.
  • 'Canada spying agency needs oversight' Iran Press TV 08 Oct 2013 -- The former head of Canada's secretive electronic intelligence agency has called for greater scrutiny of the country's spying programs by the government.
  • Litvinenko Widow Continues Legal Push for UK Public Inquiry RIA Novosti 08 Oct 2013 -- The widow of former Russian security service agent Alexander Litvinenko says she has decided to continue with her bid to persuade UK courts to hold a public inquiry into her husband's unsolved death.
  • Army and Marine Corps Intelligence Synergy Army News 04 Oct 2013 -- The U.S. Army and Marine Corps have been working together over the past fifteen months to improve intelligence collaboration efforts.
  • Legal bid for Litvinenko inquiry suffers setback Iran Press TV 04 Oct 2013 -- The widow of former Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko has suffered a setback in a legal bid to secure a public inquiry into her husband's death.
  • Belgium seeks UK answer over spying attack Iran Press TV 04 Oct 2013 -- Belgian has asked Britain to respond to allegations of massive cyber-attack launched on Belgium's telecommunications company.
  • Litvinenko's Widow Has 48 Hours to Decide on Future Actions RIA Novosti 04 Oct 2013 -- The widow of former Russian security service agent Alexander Litvinenko said Friday she would take 48 hours to decide whether she will continue in her bid to persuade UK courts to hold an inquiry into her husband's unsolved death.
  • NSA tracked cellphone locations PressTV 03 Oct 2013 -- US intelligence officials say the National Security Agency did conduct a secret pilot project in 2010 and 2011 to test the collection of metadata about the location of Americans’ cellphones.
  • Gov’t Shutdown ‘Extremely Damaging’ – US Intel Director RIA Novosti 03 Oct 2013 -- The man in charge of the country’s intelligence community offered blunt warnings for members of Congress, telling them the standoff harms national security.
  • Cold War Physicist Behind US Aerial Spy System Dies RIA Novosti 03 Oct 2013 -- A physicist whose work for the CIA at the height of the Cold War laid the groundwork for the United States’ vast network of aerial spying systems has died of cancer aged 84.
  • Taiwan institute denies it was approached by Chinese CNA 02 Oct 2013 -- The defense ministry's research institute rebutted charges that it had been approached by a Chinese company interested in purchasing its UAVs.
  • NSA keeps Web users' metadata for year PressTV 01 Oct 2013 -- The US National Security Agency keeps millions of Web users' metadata for a year, even if the users are not suspected of wrongdoing, a leaked paper indicates.
  • Snowden submits testimony to EP committee PressTV 01 Oct 2013 -- US whistleblower Edward Snowden has submitted testimony to a European Parliament committee, saying mass surveillance of whole populations is one of the greatest challenges facing human rights.



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