Deputies of the German Parliament are seriously considering the use of typewriters in order to counter espionage on the part of the US, Chairman of the Bundestag Committee of inquiry into the activities of the NSA in Germany Patrick Sensburg stated on air of the German TV station Das Erste.
US President Barack Obama in a phone conversation with German Chancellor Angela Merkel said he wants to improve cooperation in the intelligence field amid the recent spy scandal, according to the statement issued by the White House Wednesday.
Edward Snowden’s case has revealed Washington's true attitude towards Berlin, namely that despite the fact that the two countries are allies, the United States treats Germany with suspicion, German Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen said, the RIA Novosti news agency reports.
The FBI supervised the communications between Nelson Mandela and the African National Congress and leftwing groups in the US through the 1980s and the beginning of 1990s as part of its ongoing investigations into what the bureau considered to be the communist threat to US national security, new report reveals.
The Federal Chancellery of Germany has instructed its Defense Ministry and intelligence services to minimize cooperation with their US partners, the Bild tabloid reported Friday.
US whistleblower Edward Snowden may have his Russian asylum extended next week, head of Russia's Federal Migration Service (FMS) Public Relations Council, Vladimir Volokh, said on Friday, Interfax reports.
The Attorney General’s Office confirmed on Wednesday morning they were investigating a further incident of spying in Germany, allegedly involving a US agent who reportedly worked for Germany's Ministry of Defence. The federal prosecutor in Karlsruhe said residential and office space were searched in Berlin on Wednesday by officers from Federal Criminal Police (BKA), in an investigation into the work of an intelligence agent, thelocal.de reports.
Allegations that a German intelligence official was used by the US secret services as a double agent will not hamper negotiations on a free trade deal between the European Union (EU) and the United States, Reuters cites a German government spokeswoman Christiane Wirtz as saying on Monday.
Former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and possible 2016 presidential candidate has said that Edward Snowden should have the right to launch a legal and public defense of his decision to leak NSA documents if he comes back to the United States.
The United States will not sign a no-spying agreement with Germany as it attempts to settle the diplomatic fallout from the US National Security Agency's surveillance on Chancellor Angela Merkel, a White House official said Thursday. "We're not going to have a no-spy agreement," deputy national security advisor Ben Rhodes said in response to a question from dpa, during a White House briefing with foreign media. "We don't have no-spy agreements with any country." Rhodes said it would "just take time and a healing process through dialogue" to address the issue, but that the US had to find a balance between fresh limits on espionage and the need to gather intelligence.
Foreign governments conducted a cyber-attack against the Finnish foreign ministry and were able to spy on it undetected for years, gaining access to sensitive materials, Reuters reports the ministry and the Finnish secret service as saying on Wednesday. The ministry was the target of two separate instances of spying, the Finnish Security Intelligence Service said. It found out about the first case in early 2013, which it said had been going on for years. It did not know when the spying started.
US National Security Agency (NSA) published the first report on the collection of electronic information, reports Huffington Post. This was done in accordance with the orders of the US President Barack Obama in connection with recent leaks of information by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden.
National Security Agency (NSA) ceased to monitor some of the world's leaders, after a former intelligence officer Edward Snowden uncovered US intelligence secrets. This was stated by the NSA Director Michael Rogers in an interview with journalists of the newspaper The New York Times.
The US military and the federal government have been long preparing an expansion of drone flights within the country. . The Pentagon is planning to operate thousands of drones from at least 110 bases in 39 US states, plus Guam and Puerto Rico, by 2017.
Poland's Foreign Minister Radoslaw Sikorski told the country's former minister of finance Jacek Rostowski that the US-Polish alliance is worthless and is in fact harmful for Poland, Wprost magazine reports citing the recording of the politicians' conversation. As the eavesdropping scandal in Poland grows, Wprost obtained new recordings of conversations between the country’s important figures, including the Foreign Minister Radoslaw Sikorski, the former government press secretary Pawel Gras, the minister of government property Wlodzimierz Karpinski and the ex-minister of finance Jacek Rostowski.
CCTV "spy cars" used to fine illegal parkers and hated by British drivers will soon be gone, the Government has announced. Communities Secretary Eric Pickles said: "CCTV spy cars can be seen lurking on every street raking in cash for greedy councils and breaking the rules that clearly state that fines should not be used to generate profit for town halls."
US whistleblower Edward Snowden, former contractor for the US National Security Agency now residing in Russia, received a symbolic award for civic courage from the Humanist Union non-governmental organization, Germany's Suedwestrundfunk (SWR) reported citing Werner Koep-Kerstin, the head of the organization.
China on Friday published a book exposing the United States' surveillance activities over China and other countries across the world.
Over 150,000 French people have signed a petition to President Francois Hollande on granting whistleblower Edward Snowden asylum in France. The petition saying that "France, country of human rights and freedom of the press, has a particular obligation towards [him]" was published by the L’Express news magazine on June 3.