Intelligence

US ‘spied on French presidents’

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The United States National Security Agency spied on French presidents Jacques Chirac, Nicolas Sarkozy and Francois Hollande, according to files released by WikiLeaks. SBS - By Reuters The United States National Security Agency spied on French presidents Jacques Chirac, Nicolas Sarkozy and Francois Hollande, WikiLeaks said in a press statement published on Tuesday, citing top secret intelligence reports and technical ... Read More »

Timor spy scandal: Former ASIS officer facing prosecution

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A former Australian Secret Intelligence Service officer and star witness for East Timor in a bitter dispute with the Abbott government over $40 billion in oil and gas revenue is facing criminal prosecution. The Canberra Times – Tom Allard, National Affairs Editor Fairfax Media has learned the Australian Federal Police sent a brief of evidence to prosecutors in February following ... Read More »

WikiLeaks ‘Saudi Cables’ reveal secret Saudi government influence in Australia

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WikiLeaks has revealed secret Saudi Arabian influence in Arabic media and Islamic religious groups in Australia as well as covert monitoring of Saudi students studying at Australian universities. Brisbane Times - Philip Dorling More than 61,000 leaked Saudi diplomatic documents have been released by WikiLeaks in what the international transparency group says will be the first instalment of the publication ... Read More »

The Hacking of Federal Data Is Much Worse Than It First Seemed

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Cyber-attacks linked to China appear to have resulted in the theft of security-clearance records with sensitive data about millions of American military and intelligence personnel. The Atlantic ADAM CHANDLER To truly understand just how rigorous and intrusive the process to get security clearance for the federal government is, take a look a Standard Form 86. Formally known as the Questionnaire ... Read More »

Iran says concerned over cyber-security of nuclear talks

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Tehran requests to be informed about investigation results. JPost - ANKARA- Iran expressed concern on Friday over cyber-security of nuclear talks with six world powers after reported cyber-attacks on venues linked to the negotiations on its disputed nuclear program, the semi-official Fars news agency reported. Russian computer security company Kaspersky Lab said on Wednesday that a computer virus was used ... Read More »

Israel denies spying on Iran nuclear deal talks in Austria and Switzerland

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Geneva: Swiss and Austrian investigators have launched probes into alleged spying in hotels hosting delicate Iranian nuclear talks, with Israel denying its secret services were involved. It comes ahead of the June 30 deadline for a historic agreement between Iran and world powers aimed at curtailing Tehran’s nuclear program in return for relief from punishing sanctions. It also comes a ... Read More »

Could ISIL go nuclear?

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This year has shown that terrorism is again coming closer to Europe. After Madrid in 2003 and London in 2005, this year it has already visited Paris, Brussels and Verviers. Tomorrow it could be Frankfurt, Berlin or Rome. NATO Review Muslim countries in Asia are also at risk. The US has had its own terrorist experiences with New York, Boston ... Read More »

Leaders of Luhansk and Donetsk republics likely to be assassinated in near future

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Political and military leaders of the two breakaway republics of Donetsk and Luhansk are likely to be assassinated in the nearest future, a veteran of the Special Operations Group of the KGB, Valery Kiselyov said. According to him, the attack on Alexei Mozgovoi had been meticulously organized. Mozgovoi was killed by high class professionals, he said. “Without a doubt, it ... Read More »