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U.S. government sees Chinese-made drones as a security threat

The U.S. government has further extended its warnings about Chinese manufactured technology to issue a warning about drones. Specifically there is a concern about giving spy agencies in Beijing "unfettered access" to stolen data.

Turkey arrests two suspected UAE spies: report

Istanbul - Turkey has arrested two men suspected of spying for the United Arab Emirates and is probing whether they are tied to Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi's murder, Anadolu state news agency said on Friday.

European court rules against Britain over mass surveillance

Strasbourg - Europe's top rights court ruled Thursday that Britain's programme of mass surveillance, revealed by whistleblower Edward Snowden as part of his sensational leaks on US spying, violated people's right to privacy.

U.S. says China is carrying out a spy campaign on LinkedIn

The U.S. has expressed concerns that Chinese spy agencies are generating fake LinkedIn accounts and are using these to attempt to recruit people with access to the U.S. government to gain commercial secrets.

Watch out, your employer may be watching you

In many businesses if you think that your employer isn’t monitoring your slack activity, then it’s time for a rethink. A new survey charts how and through which types of technologies employee surveillance is taking place.

Are you happy with digital spying for reduced insurance prices?

It's a simple question: would you be willing to have technology that collects data about you and what you do in return for lower insurance rates? The younger you are the more likely, it seems, you are to say "yes".

Philosopher Kristeva 'collaborated' with communists: Bulgaria

Sofia - French-Bulgarian philosopher Julia Kristeva briefly collaborated with Bulgaria's communist-era secret services, but was of limited use to them, according to archive material published on Friday.

French prosecutors urge Ikea espionage trial

Versailles - French prosecutors are pushing for Ikea France and 15 people, including police officials, to be put on trial on charges of spying on employees and customers, a source close to the inquiry said Thursday.

Germany opens spying probe into Turkish religious agency

Berlin - Germany has opened a probe into the actions of a senior member of a Turkish governmental religious organisation suspected of asking its members to spy on followers of exiled preacher Fethullah Gulen, German media reported Friday.

Warning: Your Smart TV could be spying on you

As the Internet of Things advances and more and more items become connected data security and privacy become hotly debated topics. One area of concern is with the growing prevalence of smart television sets.

Warsaw court jails lawyer for spying for Moscow

Varsovia - A Polish-Russian lawyer has been sentenced to four years in prison for spying for Russia's GRU military intelligence agency, a Warsaw court said Monday. The lawyer, a man with dual citizenship identified only as Stanislaw Sz.

Man in France sues Uber, claims company ruined his marriage

An unnamed French businessman is suing Uber, claiming a glitch in the company’s app sent messages to his wife that detailed his use of the ride sharing service. He alleges the information received by his wife led her to believe he was unfaithful.

US, UK spies targeted airline passengers' mobiles: report

Paris - American and British spy agencies have tried to intercept data from passengers' mobile phones on commercial airlines including Air France, media reports say, citing documents from US whistleblower Edward Snowden.

Facebook to issue warnings if it detects government spying

Facebook has announced it is rolling out a new feature that will alert users if it detects they may be spied on by state-sponsored attackers. The warnings will be shown after login and are designed to combat unauthorized government surveillance.

What the WikiLeaks documents reveal about U.S. spying

Paris - Documents published online by WikiLeaks show that the US wiretapped three French presidents, including current leader Francois Hollande.Here are some key points revealed by the documents, which can be found at https://wikileaks .org/nsa-france/.

U.S. invites Brazil president to visit after spying row

Bras - The United States has again invited Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff to visit the United States, seeking to restore ties rattled by revelations of American spying against her and her country.

Israel 'spied on Iran talks'

Washington - Israel has spied on Iran's nuclear talks with the United States and other major powers, the Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday.Israel quickly dismissed the report as "not true", and denied spying on the United States.

Mobile spy app creator fined $500,000

Two months after his arrest, the creator of a mobile spying app was fined $500,000. This is the first spyware conviction in the United States.

Government spy planes being used to collect cellphone data

In the last few days, an aerial spy network used by the Justice Dept and US Marshalls to collect cellphone information has been exposed.

Spying app creator arrested

Hammad Akbar, 31, the CEO of a mobile spyware maker, was arrested over the weekend. He is being accused of illegally marketing an app that monitors mobile phone activity.

NSA's 'Treasure Map' targets, hacks German companies

In what is yet another example of the NSA overexerting its legal authority, leaked documents reveal that NSA and British intelligence agents targeted, infiltrated and gathered data from German satellite and telecommunication companies.

iOS 'back doors' found by forensic scientist

Forensic scientist Jonathan Zdziarski has posted evidence related to iOS security. His presentation talks about your rights and how some "back door" practices are infringing upon them.

German lawmakers consider using typewriters to counter espionage

After the latest information on the extent to which the German government is being spied on, reports say that a few politicians want to go back to using typewriters since there are a few notable advantages to them.

Files show NSA collects more data on U.S. citizens than targets

Newly released documents show that the communications of everyday Internet users were targeted by the National Security Agency (NSA) far more times than communications from legally targeted individuals.

U.S. busted for spying on Germany again

Berlin - German counterintelligence officers arrested a man that was initially suspected of handing over documents to Russian intelligence. Upon questioning, the man admitted he was spying but stated that he had handed the documents over to American intelligence.

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.

Names of American citizens spied on by NSA to be published

Glenn Greenwald, who assisted Edward Snowden in collecting information about illegal wiretapping done by the NSA, is about to publish the names of all Americans the NSA has spied on.

California introduces bill to end NSA's warrantless spying

A bill has been introduced in California which seeks to put an end to the warrantless collection of emails, texts and other private information.

Op-Ed: Is there a reason to not freak out about the NSA?

There are plenty of reasons to freak out about the spying being done around the internet. There are also plenty of reasons to not freak out about it, but most people don't know why.

80 companies cooperating with NSA, Microsoft, Intel, IBM and more

Wikileaks reports that roughly 80 companies have been cooperating with the NSA to collect data on American citizens without their awareness or consent.
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