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Julian Assange Lawyers to Argue Trump's New Intel Chief Sought Shady Extradition Deal

Defense lawyers for Julian Assange, the WikiLeaks founder facing possible extradition to the U.S. from the UK on 18 charges related to his leaks of U.S. military and security secrets, plan to argue they have evidence new acting Director of National Intelligence Richard Grenell abused his power to interfere in the case…Read more...
Tags: Security, UK, Science, Technology, Crime, Russia, Journalism, Intelligence, Cybersecurity, Military, Hacking, US military, Courts, Hackers, Espionage, Julian Assange


Julian Assange Says Trump Offered Him a Pardon to Deny Russia Hacked Democrats in 2016

Lawyers for beleaguered WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange claim that Donald Trump offered him a pardon if he’d claim the 2016 hacks of Democratic Party email systems had nothing to do with Russia, the Guardian reported on Wednesday.Read more...
Tags: Elections, Science, Technology, Russia, Cybersecurity, Hacking, Hackers, Guardian, Espionage, Julian Assange, 2016 Election, Wikileaks, Donald Trump, Democratic Party, Guccifer 20, Julian Assange Says Trump


‘The Intelligence Coup of the Century’ (The Washington Post)

For more than half a century, governments all over the world trusted a single company to keep the communications of their spies, soldiers and diplomats secret. But what none of its customers ever knew was that Crypto AG was secretly owned by the CIA in a highly classified partnership with West... Canary Trap is a platform for exclusive, well-researched, and objective information relating to intelligence, terrorism, corruption and politico-security matters.
Tags: Publishing, Washington Post, Espionage, Cia, The Washington Post, BND, Security & Intel, Encrypted Communications, Crypto AG, Diplomatic Cables, Encryption Devices, German Intelligence


How to Do a Watergate Without Going to Prison

Operatives from the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) spied on their Democratic counterparts as they conducted a strategy session on upcoming congressional races, according to a report in Politico’s Playbook newsletter detailing one of the dumber episodes of intrigue in our already asinine political…Read more...
Tags: Politics, Elections, Science, Republicans, Politico, Democrats, Espionage, Opsec, National Republican Congressional Committee NRCC, Stupid Watergate


Looks Like Huawei Might Be Screwed This Time [Update: Huawei Responded]

The Department of Justice announced on Thursday that it was unsealing a superseding indictment against Chinese tech giant Huawei, charging the company and several of its affiliates under a law traditionally used to take down sprawling criminal syndicates that operated under multiple layers of secrecy.Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Crime, China, Espionage, Department Of Justice, Sanctions, Huawei, Racketeering, Trade War, Corporate Espionage, US China Trade War, Trade Theft


Looks Like Huawei Might Be Screwed This Time

The Department of Justice announced on Thursday that it was unsealing a superseding indictment against Chinese tech giant Huawei, charging the company and several of its affiliates under a law traditionally used to take down sprawling criminal syndicates that operated under multiple layers of secrecy.Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Crime, China, Espionage, Department Of Justice, Sanctions, Huawei, Racketeering, Trade War, Corporate Espionage, US China Trade War, Trade Theft


CIA controlled global encryption company for decades, says report

Swiss government orders inquiry after revelations Crypto AG was owned and operated by US and German intelligenceThe Swiss government has ordered an inquiry into a global encryption company based in Zug following revelations that it was owned and controlled for decades by US and German intelligence.Encryption weaknesses added to products sold by Crypto AG allowed the CIA and its German counterpart, the BND, to eavesdrop on adversaries and allies alike, while earning million of dollars from the sa...
Tags: Washington Post, Germany, US, US news, Espionage, Cia, Zug, ZDF, BND, Crypto AG


CIA Spied Using Sabotaged Encryption Equipment It Sold to Foreign Governments Since the 1970s

The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and National Security Agency (NSA) spied on allies and enemies alike through a company they owned that made cryptography equipment, according to an explosive new report from the Washington Post and Germany’s ZDF news outlet. Read more...
Tags: Science, Washington Post, Nsa, Germany, Cold War, Tor, Spying, Encryption, Cryptography, Crypto, Espionage, Cia, Signal, National Security Agency NSA, ZDF, Central Intelligence Agency CIA


UK to host spyware firm accused of aiding human rights abuses

Exclusive: NSO Group technology is allegedly used by autocratic regimes to spy on journalists and activistsThe British government is helping a controversial Israeli spyware company to market its surveillance technologies at a secretive trade fair visited by repressive regimes, the Guardian can reveal.The government will host the NSO Group, which sells technology that has allegedly been used by autocratic regimes to spy on the private messages of journalists and human rights activists, at the clo...
Tags: Politics, UK, Human Rights, Israel, UK News, Surveillance, Hacking, Home Office, Espionage, Hampshire, Trade Policy, NSO Group


Alleged CIA Leaker Joshua Schulte Was Made Scapegoat for Being 'a Pain in the Ass,' Defense Argues

Defense lawyers for former CIA software engineer Joshua Adam Schulte say that the CIA and federal prosecutors don’t actually know for certain who was behind a 2017 leak of cyber espionage documents, let alone whether it was their client, the Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday. Instead, they said he really pissed…Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Crime, Privacy, Nsa, Cybersecurity, Spying, Courts, Espionage, Cia, Wikileaks, Central Intelligence Agency, Wall Street Journal, Joshua Adam Schulte, Joshua Schulte, Vault 17


Report: FBI Investigating NSO Group Over Notorious International Hacks

The FBI is investigating shady cyber-intelligence company NSO Group and the possible use of its phone-hijacking tools in several high-profile hacks, Reuters reported on Thursday.Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Privacy, Malware, Cybersecurity, Fbi, Hacking, Hackers, Pegasus, Espionage, Reuters, NSO Group, Cyber Intelligence


US Interior bans Chinese drones and UAVs with made-in-China parts over espionage concerns -- with few exceptions

Order says data collected ‘could be valuable to foreign entities’ The United States Interior Department today introduced a no-fly rule that covers pretty much all Chinese drones, and all unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) made with Chinese parts, with some narrow exceptions. The big fear is espionage. Interior Secretary David Bernhardt said he decided to issue the order after investigating the potential security risks from drones manufactured in China, or with parts made in China. “In an intervi...
Tags: Post, Business, Technology, News, China, US, Tech, World news, US news, Drones, Uavs, Aviation, Espionage, Interior Department, Interior, David Bernhardt


Saudi Arabia 'planned to spy on Khashoggi's fiancee in UK'

Exclusive: US agencies believed kingdom intended to monitor Hatice Cengiz after journalist killedUS intelligence authorities urged British counterparts to keep a close eye on Hatice Cengiz, the fiancee of the murdered Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, after they became aware of a plan by Saudi Arabia to keep her under surveillance in the UK last year, according to western intelligence sources.The US believed the kingdom had the “ambition and intention” to monitor Cengiz in London last May, seven...
Tags: UK, London, Saudi Arabia, US, UK News, World news, Middle East and North Africa, UK security and counter-terrorism, Espionage, Jeff Bezos, Istanbul, Mohammed bin Salman, Khashoggi, Cengiz, Jamal Khashoggi, Hatice Cengiz


BT and Vodafone to lobby PM to allow use of Huawei equipment

CEOs Philip Jansen and Nick Read say they have seen no evidence that warrants ban BT and Vodafone are set to lobby Boris Johnson to allow Huawei technology to be used in the UK’s 5G phone network.BT’s chief executive, Philip Jansen, and Nick Read, his counterpart at Vodafone, are drafting a letter to the prime minister arguing they have not seen evidence that Huawei equipment poses a security risk that warrants a total ban. Huawei has always denied allegations its kit could be used by the Chines...
Tags: Business, Politics, UK, Technology, Bt, UK News, World news, US foreign policy, Foreign Policy, Telecommunications industry, Vodafone, Boris Johnson, Espionage, Huawei, 5g, Nick Read


UK officials frustrated at US for not coming up with Huawei 'plan B'

Whitehall sources complain that despite lobbying, US has not proposed viable alternativeThe UK is frustrated that the US has not been able to come up with a “plan B” alternative solution that would allow Britain not to use Huawei technology in future 5G phone networks.Whitehall sources complain that despite intense lobbying by Donald Trump’s administration against the Chinese company, Washington has not been able to propose viable alternative technology at a similar price. Continue reading...
Tags: UK, Technology, Washington, US, UK News, World news, Britain, Espionage, Donald Trump, Huawei, Whitehall, 5g


Former EU envoy investigated over China spying claims

Brussels and Berlin buildings reportedly raided amid inquiry into former German diplomatA former German diplomat who worked in the EU’s institutions is under investigation along with two lobbyists on suspicion of spying for the Chinese government.Nine homes and offices in Brussels, Berlin, Baden-Württemberg and Bavaria have reportedly been raided by police on behalf of the German federal prosecutor’s office. Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, China, Germany, Berlin, Eu, European Union, World news, Asia Pacific, Brussels, Espionage, Bavaria, Brussels Berlin Baden Württemberg


Israeli spyware firm fails to get hacking case dismissed

Judge orders NSO Group to fight case brought by Saudi activist and pay his legal costsAn Israeli judge has rejected an attempt by the spyware firm NSO Group to dismiss a case brought against it by a prominent Saudi activist who alleged the company’s cyberweapons were used to hack his phone.The decision could add pressure on the company, which faces multiple accusations that it sold surveillance technology, named Pegasus, to authoritarian regimes and other governments that have allegedly used it ...
Tags: Technology, Israel, World news, Whatsapp, Hacking, Middle East and North Africa, Pegasus, Espionage, NSO Group, Jamal Khashoggi


TikTok Owner ByteDance Denies That It's Planning to Sell Majority Stake Amid Espionage Concerns

A Bloomberg report on Monday evening said that ByteDance is considering selling off a majority stake in its incredibly popular and fantastically annoying music app, TikTok, amid intensifying U.S. government concerns that the China-based company is a security and espionage threat. However, the firm has denied the reportRead more...
Tags: Apps, Science, Technology, Privacy, China, Bloomberg, Cybersecurity, Espionage, CFIUS, Tiktok, Committee On Foreign Investment In The US


US man held in Russia on spy charges has detention extended

US embassy called last week for Russia to free former marine Paul Whelan, detained since December 2018A Moscow court has extended the detention of the former US marine Paul Whelan until 29 March on espionage charges, the Interfax news agency has reported.Whelan, who holds US, British, Canadian and Irish passports, was detained in December 2018 and accused of spying. Continue reading...
Tags: Russia, US, World news, US news, Moscow, Espionage, Interfax, Whelan, Paul Whelan


US Navy bans TikTok from mobile devices saying it's a cybersecurity threat

Users who don’t remove the Beijing-based app will be blocked from Navy Marine Corp intranetThe United States Navy has banned the social media app TikTok from government-issued mobile devices, saying the popular short video app represented a cybersecurity threat. Related: US 'investigating TikTok as potential national security risk' Continue reading...
Tags: Technology, Internet, China, US, World news, Beijing, Hacking, Espionage, US Navy, Cyberwar, United States Navy, Navy Marine Corp


Canada Court Allows Son of Russian Spies to Keep His Citizenship

(TORONTO) — Canada’s Supreme Court ruled Thursday that he son of a Russian spy couple who lived clandestine lives in Canada and the United States can keep his Canadian citizenship. Alexander Vavilov was born in Toronto, which would typically qualify him for Canadian citizenship. But authorities had ruled that Vavilov didn’t qualify because his parents were part of a notorious Russian spy ring in North America that was broken up by the FBI in 2010. The high court rejected that finding, meani...
Tags: News, Supreme Court, Massachusetts, Russia, Uncategorized, Toronto, Fbi, Canada, United States, Paris, Espionage, North America, Richard, Timothy, Alexander, Cambridge Massachusetts


US covertly expelled Chinese officials who drove on to military base – report

One official thought to work in intelligence with coverUS-China trade deal ‘totally done’, Trump aide Lighthizer saysThe US government covertly moved to expel two officials from the Chinese embassy earlier this year after they drove onto a military base, the New York Times reported, citing anonymous sources familiar with the matter.The newspaper reported that one of the two officials is believed to be an intelligence officer operating under diplomatic cover. Continue reading...
Tags: China, US, World news, US news, Asia Pacific, US national security, New York Times, Espionage, Trump, Lighthizer


Soviet spy who foiled Nazi plot to kill allied leaders dies aged 93

Goar Vartanian worked with her husband to expose German agents during second world warAn Armenian woman who became a Soviet spy and helped foil a Nazi plot to assassinate Stalin, Churchill and Roosevelt in 1943 has died aged 93.Goar Vartanian, who with her husband, Gevork, worked as a secret agent on numerous missions, died on Monday. She will be buried in Moscow’s prestigious Troyekurovskoe cemetery, said Sergei Ivanov, a spokesman for Russia’s SVR intelligence service. Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Vladimir Putin, Russia, UK News, World news, Second world war, Winston Churchill, Moscow, Armenia, Espionage, Joseph Stalin, Roosevelt, SVR, Stalin Churchill, Sergei Ivanov, Goar Vartanian


PM refuses to stand down Angus Taylor despite NSW police investigation – politics live

Scott Morrison says no action is required after speaking to the NSW police commissioner. All the day’s events, live 5.39am GMT Simon Birmingham:You want to draw analogies. It is not that long ago that in your homestate that 21 members of the Victorian Labor Party in the Victorian Government were under investigation including six ministers. I didn’t hear Anthony Albanese or any other members of the Labor Party suggesting that those [members should stand down] 5.37am GMT Simon Birmingham i...
Tags: Climate Change, Abc, China, Environment, Australia news, Banking, Asia Pacific, Coalition, Australian politics, New South Wales, Sydney, Australian Security And Counter-terrorism, Espionage, Labor party, Liberal party, Jacqui Lambie


Scott Morrison grilled on Angus Taylor as police investigate doctored document – politics live

Anthony Albanese asks PM why the emissions reduction minister is still on his frontbench. All the day’s events, live 4.29am GMT As the frontbench of the government moves out, Scott Morrison reaches across and pats Angus Taylor on the back.But he does it just inside the door, where it starts to go dark. 4.29am GMT Question time ends.Scott Morrison also makes notes of the Labor backbench having cleared out.It is great to see the leader of the opposition’s backbench support here in full swi...
Tags: Labor, Climate Change, China, Environment, Australia news, Banking, Asia Pacific, Coalition, Australian politics, Australian Security And Counter-terrorism, Espionage, Labor party, Liberal party, Jacqui Lambie, Scott Morrison, National party


Scott Morrison grilled on Angus Taylor as police investigate doctored documents – question time live

Frydenberg promises legislation inspired by recommendations after Westpac chief executive’s resignation draws little sympathy on all sides of politics. All the day’s events, live 3.35am GMT Actual finger pointing. #qt @murpharoo @AmyRemeikis @mpbowers pic.twitter.com/o73UT5b3MS 3.35am GMT It is all very, very tense in here at the moment.Anthony Albanese asks Scott Morrison to withdraw the union thuggery line. Morrison does not. Continue reading...
Tags: Climate Change, China, Environment, Australia news, Banking, Asia Pacific, Coalition, Australian politics, Australian Security And Counter-terrorism, Espionage, Labor party, Liberal party, Jacqui Lambie, Scott Morrison, National party, Australian economy


Government to move forward with banking royal commission response following Westpac – politics live

Frydenberg promises legislation inspired by recommendations after Westpac chief executive’s resignation draws little sympathy on all sides of politics. All the day’s events, live 1.25am GMT Andrew Leigh had a chat to Adelaide radio 5AA this morning, which included this exchange:AL: There is some great economic research that suggests that much of the pleasure of holidays comes not from having them, but from anticipating them. So our family always tries to plan our holidays as far in advance a...
Tags: Climate Change, China, Environment, Australia news, Banking, Asia Pacific, Coalition, Australian politics, Australian Security And Counter-terrorism, Adelaide, Espionage, Labor party, Liberal party, Jacqui Lambie, Scott Morrison, National party


Labor condemns 'disgraceful' Westpac as Hartzer stands down – politics live

Westpac chief executive’s resignation draws little sympathy on all sides of politics. All the day’s events, live 10.29pm GMT Labor, today through Penny Wong, is continuing to raise the issue of Gladys Liu never having provided a statement to parliament about her associations with groups linked to the CCP.It is almost impossible to separate Chinese businesses from the CCP. And there is no suggestion Liu has any issues herself. But Labor says she should have provided a statement to the parliam...
Tags: Labor, Climate Change, China, Environment, Australia news, Banking, Asia Pacific, Coalition, Australian politics, Australian Security And Counter-terrorism, Espionage, Labor party, Liberal party, Parliament, Jacqui Lambie, Scott Morrison


Australians increasingly worried about climate change – politics live

The economy is still what keeps us up at night but concern about global heating is growing. All the day’s events, live 9.25pm GMT Jim Chalmers stopped by doors to give Labor’s response to the Westpac news:Labor welcomes the resignation of Westpac CEO Brian Hartzer. The behaviour at Westpac under Brian Hartzer’s leadership was nothing short of disgraceful. Brian Hartzer had no option but to resign after the extremely serious and appalling revelations of what has gone on in Westpac over a peri...
Tags: Labor, Climate Change, China, Environment, Australia news, Asia Pacific, Australian politics, Espionage, Labor party, Liberal party, Greg Hunt, Scott Morrison, Australian economy, Anthony Albanese, Westpac, Jim Chalmers


Q&A recap: Tanya Plibersek calls for donation laws shake-up after China spy scandal

Labor frontbencher says political fundraising needs to be more transparent to avoid manipulation by foreign powersLabor’s Tanya Plibersek has called for a shake-up of political donation laws, including the introduction of real-time disclosures, to curb the potential for foreign influence after revelations that the Chinese government attempted to fund an agent’s run for federal parliament.The former shadow foreign minister said politicians needed to be more transparent, and to go above and beyond...
Tags: Hong Kong, Australia, China, Israel, Australia news, Asia Pacific, Palestinian territories, Coalition, Australian politics, Australian media, Espionage, Labor party, Tanya Plibersek, Q&a, Australian Political Donations, Australian foreign policy