Russian President Vladimir Putin now says he was aware of former NSA contractor Edward Snowden’s request for Russian asylum while he was still in Hong Kong, of which he had previously denied knowledge, in an interview with Agence France-Presse.
U.S. military forces are expected to roll out new cyber warfare capabilities during the anticipated military strike on Syria for its use of a deadly nerve agent, according to military sources.
Targets of cyber attacks likely will include electronic command and control systems used by the Syrian military forces, air defense computers, and other military communications networks.
Joshua Foust pieces together details of the ties between WikiLeaks, Edward Snowden, and the Kremlin to make the case that Snowden’s jump to Moscow with a cache of sensitive American intelligence documents has the feel of a Russian spy recruitment operation.
The NSA is not sure what secret national security documents Edward Snowden accessed, NBC News reports.
A federal review revealed that the U.S. government bungled NSA leaker Edward Snowden’s most recent background check, according to the Wall Street Journal.
The National Security Agency has broken privacy rules or overstepped its legal authority thousands of times each year since 2008, the Washington Post reported on Thursday, citing an internal audit and other top-secret documents.
Former intelligence contractor Edward Snowden began downloading documents describing the U.S. government’s electronic spying programs while he was working for Dell Inc in April 2012, almost a year earlier than previously reported, according to U.S. officials and other sources familiar with the matter.