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CIA elevates hackers to a powerful new role inside the government

On Monday, March 9, 2015, the CIA's hackers have just been moved up to a new position, and one of more power. John Brennan, CIA director, called for a "massive reorganization" of the CIA hierarchy and priorities, focusing on its hackers and hacking.

Snowden documents reveal extent of CIA hacking of Apple security

Documents released by Edward Snowden have shown that the CIA has spent almost a decade trying to break through the security around Apple devices so that they could secretly plant malware onto the devices and monitor users.

Afghanistan could become haven for IS: ex-CIA officer

Washington - Afghanistan is in danger of turning into a sanctuary once again for Islamist extremists as the West withdraws troops and shifts its attention elsewhere, a former senior CIA official warned.

Editor of major newspaper says he planted stories for CIA

Becoming the first credentialed, well-known media insider to step forward and state publicly that he was secretly a "propagandist," an editor of a major German daily has claimed that he personally planted stories for the CIA.

Op-Ed: The analysis of questioning torture

In the framework of the rule of law, the only argument in support of a possible use of torture is a "time bomb." Where is the line drawn?

CIA report indicates value of brutal torture was inflated

Washington D.c. - In the years before the December release of a declassified Senate Intelligence Committee report that detailed the C.I.A.'s use of torture and deceit in its detention program, the agency conducted an internal review.

FBI recommends charges against ex-CIA chief Petraeus: NY Times

Washington - The FBI and US Justice Department prosecutors have recommended bringing felony charges against retired General David Petraeus for allegedly providing classified information to his former mistress while he was director of the CIA, The New York Times rep...

Wikileaks: CIA's Brennan on 'witch hunt' when Hastings was killed

A 2010 email released by Wikileaks from a top-level CIA contractor asserts that CIA Director John Brennan, the subject of a story by now deceased journalist Michael Hastings, was on a "witch hunt" against "investigative journalists" perceived as hostile.

Op-Ed: The enduring 'ticking time bomb' torture myth

In the wake of the public release of the Senate's CIA torture report summary, conservatives and agency operatives have been in full apologist mode.

Op-Ed: Pyschologist contractors and CIA torture

Washington - Bruce Jessen and James Mitchell were pyschologists who were hired as private contractors by the CIA to plan and develop methods to get terror suspects to talk.

CIA chief insists torture did thwart attacks

Washington - The director of the CIA insisted Tuesday that US agents' use of brutal interrogation techniques against Al-Qaeda suspects helped prevent attacks, in the wake of a critical Senate report.

Nobel Peace Prize laureates push Obama to release torture report

A group of Nobel Peace Prize winners are pushing for President Barack Obama to release a 500-page document detailing the Central Intelligence Agency’s torture of terrorist suspects after the September 11, 2001 attacks

Op-Ed: Obama administration split on issue of torture ban

Washington - In 2005 the Bush administration revealed that it interpreted the UN Convention Against Torture banning "cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment" as not applicable to the CIA or military prisons overseas.

Op-Ed: CIA-Linked Haftar claims international support for Tripoli attack

Tripoli - Even though CIA-linked General Haftar claims his bombing of Misrata militia in Tripoli was a joint effort with the international community there seems little attention let alone analysis in the media of what is happening in Libya

Yemen pays $1 million to families of U.S. drone victims

Sanaa - The Yemeni government has paid out more than $1 million U.S. to relatives of victims of a U.S. drone strike. Documents verifying the payments show that there was evidence that many casualties were civilians with no Al Qaeda connections.

Op-Ed: Did Germany spy on the U.S. before NSA leaks revealed US spying?

Berlin-m - Today, most will be too young to know the famous Abbott and Costello routine about baseball and “who” is on first, but most will understand that it is no longer clear which of the NATO allies spied on each other first.

Op-Ed: U.S. spy agencies are running amok — Can they be stopped?

The heavy curtain of secrecy that shrouds the work of American intelligence agencies has become seriously frayed over the past year. Revelations have included activities that range from immoral to illegal to unconstitutional.

Op-Ed: U.S. German spy scandal — less obvious problems for NSA

Berlin - The recent finding of two U.S. agents in Germany has set off a true catfight, but one which is raging beneath the surface in reality. Germany found a double agent in its ranks, then identified a US operative in Germany.

CIA tweets 'It was us' on Norway's 1950s UFO sightings

Apparently back in the 1950s there was a spate of UFO sightings in the skies above Norway. Finally, 60 years later, an explanation has been offered by the CIA on Twitter.

CIA operation to create demonic Bin Laden toys revealed

An abandoned CIA operation to mass produce a demonic Osama bin Laden action figure designed to scare Afghan and Pakistani children out of following or sympathizing with the fallen Al-Qaeda leader was recently revealed.

White House adopts new rules after CIA station chief outed

The White House said it had adopted new procedures on President Barack Obama's foreign trips to avoid a repeat of the "inadvertent" release of the name of the CIA's station chief in Kabul last month.

Op-Ed: 5 things the CIA did before joining social media

The CIA has finally joined Twitter and Facebook. While they dig themselves out of a rock and join 2014, it is time to look back at five actions committed by the CIA that is bound to increase their likes.

CIA launches Twitter and Facebook accounts

The U.S. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) has opened its first official accounts on Twitter and Facebook. The aim is for the spy agency to "engage directly with the public."

White House inadvertently identifies Afghanistan CIA chief

Kabul - The White House exposed CIA’s top officer in Kabul Saturday when his name was unknowingly included on a list provided to news organizations of senior U.S. officials participating in President Barack Obama’s surprise visit with troops.

Report on CIA provides evidence Djibouti was a 'black site'

Mohammad al-Asad is suing the government of Djibouti for hosting a CIA "black site". Al-Asad, a Yemeni, claims he was arrested at his home in Tanzania on Dec. 27 of 2003, blindfolded and flown to a location he insists was in Djibouti.

Judge's order on CIA secret prisons released in full

Fort George G Meade - The US government must turn over information on secret CIA interrogation centers connected to the trial of the alleged mastermind of the 2000 USS Cole bombing, a military judge said in an order released in full Tuesday.

CIA to take lead in censoring report that criticizes the CIA

Washington - Obama has given the CIA the task of editing a torture report that is very critical of the CIA. This was a bit too much for even Sen. Dianne Feinstein who has often supported the agency.

FBI may have enlisted member of defense team at Guantanamo

Washington - A military tribunal trial was thrown into confusion when it was revealed that a member of a defense team may have had a contract with the FBI

Russia urges US to explain report CIA chief visited Kiev

Moscow - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Monday urged Washington to explain Russian media reports that CIA director John Brennan visited the Ukrainian capital.

Report showing torture ineffective will be partially declassified

Washington - A U.S. Senate Committee is taking steps to declassify a report about the CIA use of torture. What is certain is that most of the report will never be revealed to the public.
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Barbed wire fence surrounds a military area in the forest in Stare Kiejkuty village, close to Szczytno in northeastern Poland. Poland declined to tell the European Court of Human Rights on December 3, 2013 whether it had hosted a secret CIA jail on its soil
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