JERUSALEM—Operating out of a mountaintop facility in Cyprus, British and American intelligence agencies have for years been watching what Israeli military drones are watching, according to documents leaked by former NSA analyst Edward Snowden.
Lawmakers are demanding that the Obama administration disclose how it used private communications that were intercepted during a massive spy operation on Israel that included private conversations with members of Congress, according to letters sent to the National Security Agency and White House.
Members of the European Parliament are urging European Union member states to protect Edward Snowden, the ex-government contractor who faces criminal charges for stealing and leaking classified National Security Agency (NSA) documents, as an “international human rights defender.”
A federal district court on Friday granted the government’s motion to dismiss a lawsuit challenging the National Security Agency’s so-called “upstream” surveillance of Americans’ international Internet correspondences.
The White House on Tuesday responded to a petition demanding Edward Snowden receive pardon more than two years after it was created.
President Obama wants to share U.S. secrets with a German parliamentary committee investigating the National Security Agency’s spying in Germany. The move is in direct opposition to Congressional restrictions, which were added to the fiscal 2016 intelligence authorization bill that would block intelligence sharing.
U.S. intelligence agencies have determined with moderate confidence that the hacking of information related to 4 million current and former government workers was carried out by the Chinese military in what security officials says was likely a state-sponsored cyber attack.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Senate passed a bill on Tuesday that ends spy agencies’ bulk collection of Americans’ telephone records, a vote that reversed national security policy that had been in place since shortly after the September 11, 2001, attacks.