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Federal judge allows CIA torture victims to sue contractors

Spokane - Victims of a Central Intelligence Agency torture program may proceed with a civil lawsuit against the psychologists who were paid tens of millions of dollars to instruct agency operatives how to break detainees during interrogation.

Fox News terrorism expert arrested for impersonating CIA agent

A frequent Fox News guest commentator who claimed to be a terrorism expert who worked as a Central Intelligence Agency special operations officer has been arrested after it was discovered that he is a con man who was never employed by the CIA.

CIA plans to increase spying on Facebook, Twitter

Washington - The Central Intelligence Agency is seeking to expand its cyber espionage capabilities so it can increase surveillance of social media sites including Facebook and Twitter.

C.I.A. clears itself of spying on Senate computers

Washington - A Central Intelligence Agency "accountability board" has cleared five agency employees of any wrongdoing when they spied on Senate Intelligence Committee computers during the panel's investigation of CIA torture.

Op-Ed: The CIA needs to win hearts and minds as well as gather intel

When you fight the monster, you risk becoming the monster. The CIA has a tremendously difficult task in confronting and fighting violent terrorists in hostile territories, but engaging in torture raises the risk of retaliatory terrorism.

Senate torture report: CIA illegally interrogated terror suspects

Washington - Central Intelligence Agency officers illegally interrogated terrorism suspects using unapproved techniques, a still-classified Senate torture report states.

CIA accused of hacking Senate computers

Washington - Dianne Feinstein and other senators have accused the Central Intelligence Agency of searching computers used by the congressional staff. CIA Director John Brennan denies the allegations.

Guantánamo detainees sue Poland over CIA rendition, torture

Strasbourg - Two terrorism suspects imprisoned in the US military prison at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba are suing Poland in the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) in Strasbourg, France, alleging Warsaw's complicity in their torture at the hands of their American captors.

Panel: CIA forced doctors to torture detainees

An investigation conducted by an independent task force has concluded that the Central Intelligence Agency has been forcing doctors, psychologists and other health care professionals to torture individuals detained during the 'War on Terror.'

CIA sued over death of former agent unwittingly dosed with LSD

Washington - Exactly 59 years to the day after a former US bioweapons expert fell to his death from a 10th floor New York hotel window, the man's family announced a lawsuit against the CIA, alleging the agency was involved in his murder and covered up the crime.

Al-Qaida figurehead Anwar al-Awlaki, slain in US drone attack

Sanaa - Anwar al-Awlaki, a ranking member of the terrorist organization, al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula was killed Friday in Yemen by a missile fired from a U.S. air drone. Officials from both American and Yemeni intelligence agencies confirmed his death.

Keys to the future with no crystal ball required

An internet start-up company called Recorded Future has taken a high-end form of analyzing collected data and began applying it in conjunction with the web.

Iranian nuclear scientist who defected to the U.S. back home

Washington - First, he defects from Iran to the U.S. and now, he has un-defected and gone back to Tehran. Shahram Amiri is an Iranian research scientist who had allegedly already given the C.I.A. some secret information.
 

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The Central Intelligence Agency's own review found that harsh interrogations "did produce ...
The Central Intelligence Agency's own review found that harsh interrogations "did produce intelligence that helped thwart attack plans, capture terrorists and save lives"
Saul Loeb, AFP

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