spy agency

WASHINGTON  | Debate underway ahead of hearing for Trump’s CIA nominee

WASHINGTON  — With few details about Gina Haspel’s undercover career, debate over President Donald Trump’s nominee to lead the CIA descended into verbal spatting between those who praise her experience and others who want her disqualified because of her role in the spy agency’s harsh interrogation of terror subjects after 9/11. Haspel faces a contentious … Continue reading WASHINGTON  | Debate underway ahead of hearing for Trump’s CIA nominee

WASHINGTON | Probe clears Haspel on destruction of waterboarding tapes

WASHINGTON  | April 20, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) Countering resistance to President Donald Trump’s pick for CIA director, the spy agency have given lawmakers a declassified memo showing she was cleared years ago of wrongdoing in the destruction of videotapes showing terror suspects being waterboarded after 9/11. Gina Haspel is facing opposition from some Democrats and rights … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Probe clears Haspel on destruction of waterboarding tapes

Russian court: Telegram app must cooperate with spy agency

MOSCOW  /March 20, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Russia’s top court ruled Tuesday that the Telegram messaging app can be forced to provide user data to security services. The Supreme Court ruling is the latest blow to the popular app, which encrypts user communications and has faced pressure from Russian and other authorities in the past. The … Continue reading Russian court: Telegram app must cooperate with spy agency

Researchers: Hacking campaign linked to Lebanese spy agency

LONDON/January 18, 2018(AP)(STL.News)— A major hacking operation tied to Lebanon’s main intelligence agency has been exposed after careless spies left hundreds of gigabytes of intercepted data exposed to the open internet, according to a report published Thursday. Mobile security firm Lookout, Inc. and the Electronic Frontier Foundation, a digital rights group, said the haul, which … Continue reading Researchers: Hacking campaign linked to Lebanese spy agency