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US uses travel giants as spying tools

Using a 233-year-old law, the US government ordered two major global travel companies to track a Russian national so he could be arrested and extradited, Forbes magazine disclosed on Wednesday. The outlet sued to obtain the court records, aided by privacy advocates who have criticized such warrants as secretive and …

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Moscow responds to German spying allegations

Moscow has shot back at Germany’s accusations of spying, with Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova saying on Sunday that Berlin forgot about America’s wiretapping practices. The remark was in response to German Interior Minister Nancy Faeser’s recent warning that Russia could be wiretapping government offices in the capital. In an …

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FBI spying on Americans nearly triples

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) made queries into almost 3,4 million Americans between December 2020 and November 2021, the US intelligence community admitted in the annual transparency report released on Friday. The FBI said it was looking for foreign hackers, but civil libertarian groups called it an “enormous” invasion …

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German officer charged with ‘spying’ for Russia

An officer in the German army reserve has been charged on allegations that he spied for Moscow’s intel service, and accused of passing sensitive military and financial information to Russia for nearly a decade. Identified only as ‘Ralph G’ by local authorities, the man was charged in mid-March by the …

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EU country convicts Iranians of spying for Saudi Arabia

Three members of an Iranian separatist group, the Arab Struggle Movement for the Liberation of Ahwaz (ASMLA), were found guilty of promoting terrorism, as well as of spying for Saudi Arabia by a Danish court in Roskilde, near Copenhagen, on Friday. The defendants, who were not identified in line with …

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US bans telecom giant over spying concerns

US telecom regulator the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) announced on Thursday that it had voted unanimously to revoke authorization for China Unicom’s American unit to operate in the United States. The firm must now stop providing telecommunications services in the country within 60 days, the FCC said. “Today we take …

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Israel insists only ‘legally’ spying on citizens

An Israeli minister has denied reports that police illegally used Pegasus surveillance software to spy on the country’s own citizens, calling the “central claim” – that the practice was illegal – “not true.” Several government investigations were launched this past week after the Israeli newspaper Calcalist reported that law enforcement …

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Google & Facebook fined for spying on users

France’s online privacy regulator has ordered Google and Facebook to cough up some €210 million ($237 million) between them, fining the firms for their questionable use of data-tracking ‘cookies’ on their sites. The French National Commission on Informatics and Liberty (CNIL) announced the move in a statement on Thursday, saying …

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Remote workers find ways to trick ‘bossware’ spying

Workplace surveillance is nothing new. Nor is resistance to it. The idea that people needed constant observation if they were to work efficiently goes back to early manufacturing in the early 1900s and the emergence of Taylorism. But since Covid, surveillance has moved from the office into the home. Working …

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Ex-Argentine president charged in spying case

Federal Judge Martíni Bava supported the indictment on Wednesday, saying that Macri was responsible for an online surveillance campaign on the relatives of the San Juan submarine sailors, who asked the government to continue searching for the submarine that went missing in November 2017. The judge sequestered 100 million pesos …

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