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'Critical' flaw in 300 Cisco switches lets the CIA take control

Networking equipment vendor Cisco has announced a "critical" vulnerability in over 300 of its most popular products. The vulnerability was found in documents stolen from the CIA and published by WikiLeaks two weeks ago. It allows remote code execution.

WikiLeaks revelations put CIA on back foot

Washington - Another major leak of top secret materials has again put America's top spies in hot water -- while delivering a coup for anti-secrecy group WikiLeaks.

Fearing hackers, Russia's top diplomat leaves phone at home

Moscow - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Thursday that he did not bring his smartphone to talks on "sensitive issues" to avoid being hacked, days after WikiLeaks exposed a CIA hacking programme.

WikiLeaks exposes alleged CIA hacking program

Washington - The CIA can turn your TV into a listening device, bypass popular encryption apps, and possibly control your car, according to a trove of alleged documents from the US spy agency released Tuesday by WikiLeaks.

CIA director gives medal to top Saudi royal

Riyadh - The heir to Saudi Arabia's throne has been awarded a medal by the new director of the US Central Intelligence Agency, who honoured his counter-terrorism work.

Trump, Erdogan agree Syria cooperation, CIA chief visit: Ankara

Istanbul - President Donald Trump and Turkey's Recep Tayyip Erdogan have agreed to cooperate in the fight against jihadists in Syria, in their first phone call since the new US leader took office, Ankara said Wednesday.

Worries rise anew that US could revive torture

Washington - President Donald Trump's advocacy of waterboarding and the promotion of a CIA official who once led brutal interrogations have raised concerns that the United States could yet resume torturing suspects in its fight against Islamist extremists.

Op-Ed: New Deputy Director of CIA ran black site tortured detainees

Washington - In May 2013 the Washington Post's Greg Miller reported that the head of the CIA clandestine service was being shifted from that position in a management shake-up by then-director John Brennan.

Bin Laden documents: worry over IS tactics, 'aging' Al-Qaeda

Washington - Months before his death, Osama bin Laden fretted about the Islamic State group's impatient, violent tactics and the fading of Al-Qaeda, documents released by the CIA Thursday showed.

CIA cites new rules on protecting privacy

Washington - The CIA said Wednesday it would implement new rules to better respect the private information of Americans swept up incidentally during its investigations.

Interview: LA-based trio The Gitas Special

Los Angeles - Sasha and Sal of this edgy, up-and-coming rock band tell Digital Journal all about their exciting new album, 'Beverly Kills'.

Assange hits back after US intelligence hack report

London - WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange insisted Monday that the leaked Democratic Party material they published before the US presidential election did not come from the Russian government.

Killing Castro: Poisoned cigars, explosive seashells

Havana - Mobsters, poisoned cigars, exploding seashells, a contaminated diving suit: The CIA's imagination ran wild in its plots to assassinate Fidel Castro.

CIA chief warns Trump against ripping up Iran deal

London - CIA director John Brennan warned Wednesday that tearing up the Iran nuclear deal, as US President-elect Donald Trump promised during his election campaign, would be "disastrous".

Mike Pompeo: Republican hawk to head CIA

Washington - Mike Pompeo, the Republican legislator chosen by US President-elect Donald Trump to lead the Central Intelligence Agency, is a well-known hawk and strident critic of the Iran nuclear deal.

Rights court mulls claims CIA secretly held suspects in E. Europe

Strasbourg - The European Court of Human Rights on Wednesday opened hearings into the cases of two former Guantanamo Bay inmates, who claim to have been held by the CIA in secret prisons in Romania and Lithuania before being transferred to the notorious US prison ...

Jordanian officials 'sold CIA-supplied weapons to arms dealers'

Washington - Jordanian intelligence officials stole millions of dollars of weapons that the CIA and Saudi Arabia had supplied for Syrian rebels, then sold them on the black market, The New York Times and Al Jazeera reported.

Documents shed light on CIA torture program

Washington - CIA lawyers sought guarantees the US spy agency would never be prosecuted for torturing suspects after the September 11, 2001 attacks, while other staff warned the program was an impending "train wreck," documents showed.

With five-year delay, CIA 'live-tweets' bin Laden raid

Washington - The CIA has marked the anniversary of the killing of Osama bin Laden by live-tweeting -- with a five-year delay -- the raid by US special forces on the Al-Qaeda founder's compound in Pakistan.

No waterboarding, even under new president's orders: CIA chief

Washington - CIA Director John Brennan promised that the US spy agency won't use so-called "enhanced interrogation" techniques, including waterboarding, against terror suspects -- not even under a new president's orders to do so.

CIA invests in skincare line that collects your DNA

The Central Intelligence Agency's venture-capital arm, In-Q-Tel, provided funding for an unlikely company: Skincential Sciences, according to documents obtained by The Intercept.

CIA leaves explosive materials on school bus following exercise

Sending your kids off to get on the school bus? Ever stop to consider that there might be explosive materials strapped underneath the hood? Probably not, but if the CIA has been using your school district's buses for training purposes, beware.

Italy grants ex-CIA spies partial pardon over rendition of imam

Rome - Italy's President Sergio Mattarella on Wednesday reduced the sentences of two former CIA agents, including a station chief, over the kidnapping and extraordinary rendition of an Egyptian imam in 2003.

WikiLeaks publishes CIA chief's emails

Washington - The CIA accused WikiLeaks of "malicious intent" after the anti-secrecy campaign group published an initial tranche of documents Wednesday it said were from the personal email account of director John Brennan.

Teen easily hacks CIA director's personal email account

On Sunday, The New York Post reported that a teen hacker claimed to have gained access to CIA director John Brennan’s personal email account.

CIA pulled officers from China after govt hack: Report

Washington - The United States withdrew several CIA officers from its embassy in Beijing to protect them from being uncovered through a hack of US federal employee records, The Washington Post has reported.

Inside Cold War Oval Office: CIA releases intel briefs

Washington - On October 30, 1962 President John F. Kennedy received a secret CIA briefing on the first results of his diplomatic dance with Nikita Khrushchev to end the Cuban missile crisis.

CIA photos of 'black sites' demanded for 9/11 trials

The existence of thousands of CIA photographs of secret locations, "black sites," will likely cause another delay of trial of five defendants on trial for planning the September 11, 2001 attacks.

Pakistan allows relatives to visit 'Bin Laden doctor'

Peshawar - A Pakistani high court Wednesday ordered authorities to allow family visits for a doctor jailed after helping the CIA find Osama bin Laden.

Poland pays damages to CIA detainees

Varsovia - Poland has paid part of the damages to two men detained in a secret CIA prison on Polish soil before they were transferred to Guantanamo Bay, the foreign ministry told AFP on Monday.
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Background photo: Central Jail in Peshawar. — Inset Photo: Dr Shakil Afridi  a government surgeon ...
Background photo: Central Jail in Peshawar. — Inset Photo: Dr Shakil Afridi, a government surgeon who helped the CIA uncover Osama bin Laden’s whereabouts. Pakistani authorities have sentenced Pakistani doctor to 33 years in jail on charges of treason
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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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Edward Snowden, former CIA employee who worked for National Security Agency (NSA)
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Former CIA officer Jeffrey Sterling.
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Barbed wire fence surrounds a military area in the forest in Stare Kiejkuty village  close to Szczyt...
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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From left to right: Political journalist, Glenn Greenwald and Edward Snowden, former National Security Agency employee
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Activists from the German Pirate party wearing masks featuring US intelligence leaker Edward Snowden attend a rally on May 22, 2014 in front of the Bundestag, in Berlin
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Edward Snowden, former CIA employee who worked for National Security Agency (NSA)
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John Kiriakou, CIA Torture Whistleblower
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Dr. Udo Ulfkotte, Editor of the Frankfurter Allgemeine
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Dr. Udo Ulfkotte
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CIA torture whistleblower John Kiriakou will be starring in a documentary about whistleblowers called "Silenced".
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Edward Snowden, former CIA employee who worked for National Security Agency (NSA)
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David Petraeus and Paula Broadwell
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Low-res image of the CIA's Kryptos sculpture, provided by the sculptor, w:Jim Sanborn
Low-res image of the CIA's Kryptos sculpture, provided by the sculptor, w:Jim Sanborn
Barbed wire fence surrounds a military area in the forest in Stare Kiejkuty village  close to Szczyt...
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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Bin Laden action figure "Devil Eyes"
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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"
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