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US spy aircraft patrolling northern border

U.S. border officials are testing an unmanned surveillance aircraft to judge whether the drones can be used more widely along the U.S.-Canadian border, including at a crossing where cigarette and drug smuggling are a continuing problem. The U.S. Customs and ...

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Spying on pacifists, environmentalists and nuns

By Bob Drogin Reporting from Takoma Park, Md. — To friends in the protest movement, Lucy was an eager 20-something who attended their events and sent encouraging e-mails to support their causes. Only one thing seemed strange. “At one demonstration, ...

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Groups Sue U.S. for Data On Tracking By Cellphone

By Ellen Nakashima | Two civil liberties groups filed a lawsuit against the U.S. government yesterday, seeking records related to the government’s use of cellphones as tracking devices. The American Civil Liberties Union and the Electronic Frontier Foundation sued the government ...

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BAE Systems To Build Mini Spy Robots

EFY | The company has partnered with the US Army Research Laboratory to build miniature robots for military use. BAE Systems has signed a $38 million agreement with the US Army Research Laboratory to build miniature robots for military use. ...

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U.S. Islamic group argues against warrantless wiretaps

AP | An Islamic charity group is challenging the Bush administration’s record use of the so-called state secrets privilege, dubbed a “killer bullet” to the group’s case over warrantless wiretapping. Lawyers for the Oregon-based U.S. arm of the Al-Haramain Islamic ...

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America can now spy on British motorists

By Toby Helm and Christopher Hope | Routine journeys carried out by millions of British motorists can be monitored by authorities in the United States and other enforcement agencies across the world under anti-terrorism rules introduced discreetly by Jacqui Smith. ...

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Ecuador slams CIA spy interference

Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa has blasted the CIA for financing the country’s intelligence agencies to pass information to Colombia. “Many of our intelligence agencies have been taken over by the CIA,” the Correa said Saturday during his weekly radio address. ...

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US analyst admits spying for China

A US Defense Department analyst has pleaded guilty to delivering classified information to a Louisiana businessman working for China. Gregg Bergersen, a weapons analyst at the Defense Security Cooperation Agency who held top secret security clearances, was arrested last month. ...

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Wiretapping’s true danger

History says we should worry less about privacy and more about political spying. As the battle over reforms to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act rages in Congress, civil libertarians warn that legislation sought by the White House could enable spying ...

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Why we sued the phone company

By Studs Terkel, Quentin Young, Barbara Flynn Currie and James Montgomery More than six years after the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, the Bush administration remains committed to using the specter of those attacks (and other possible new attacks) ...

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Royal bugging claims denied

Claims the Royal Family was being bugged by GCHQ (Government Communications Headquarters) have been denied at the Princess Diana inquest. Rumours were rife by 1993 that the Government’s intelligence and security organisation may have been behind the infamous Squidgygate and ...

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US intelligence to spy on virtual worlds

By Ryan Singel Be careful who you frag. Having eliminated all terrorism in the real world, the U.S. intelligence community is working to develop software that will detect violent extremists infiltrating World of Warcraft and other massive multiplayer games, according ...

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Calls for probe into prison bugging

An inquiry has been demanded into claims lawyers’ legally-protected conversations with clients in jail are routinely bugged. Opposition parties said such a practice would strike “at the heart” of the justice system and suggested it could only have been sanctioned ...

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MP first probed by MI5 over 9/11

By NICK PARKER THOMAS WHITAKER and GRAEME WILSON BUGGING scandal MP Sadiq Khan was first probed by security services over his association with a 9/11 terrorist, The Sun can reveal. And it has emerged that Justice Secretary Jack Straw knew ...

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Illegal bug uncovered in second UK prison

Richard Ford, Home Correspondent and Sean O’Neill Video briefing: who is Babar Ahmad? Bugging devices planted in a prison telephone were illegally used to record privileged conversations between an inmate and his solicitor, The Times has learnt. Defence lawyers said ...

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US Senate to grant immunity in illegal wiretapping

By Andre Damon The Democratic-controlled Senate moved Thursday to shield telecommunications companies that aided the Bush administration’s illegal domestic spying program from lawsuits. By a vote 60 to 36, the Senate rejected any provision in its upcoming amendment to the ...

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U.S. to use Spy Evidence against Citizens?

Determining what NSA electronic surveillance can be used by police or introduced into court by Government, may be the next battle Americans have to fight. Dan Scott It is not surprising the Telecom Industry wants “Retroactive Immunity” from at least ...

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Cheney demands ‘permanent’ wiretaps

The US Vice President, Dick Cheney calls on Congress to ‘permanently’ allow warrantless wiretaps on foreign electronic communications. During a speech to the Heritage Foundation in Washington on Wednesday, Cheney said it is ‘urgent’ to renew and update the Foreign ...

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Israeli satellite to spy on Iran

Israel has successfully launched a spy satellite which will be used to gather intelligence on Iran’s activities, a new report says. The TECSAR satellite is particularly important for Israel since it can be used to ‘keep tabs on Iran’s nuclear ...

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Bush administration forced to turn over spying docs

Bush administration forced to turn over spying documents by Friday Declan McCullagh A federal judge has ordered the Bush administration to divulge documents related to immunizing telecommunications companies from lawsuits, saying they illegally opened their networks to the National Security Agency. ...

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Socialist Firefighters To Spy for Feds

By EILEEN SULLIVAN Firefighters in major cities are being trained to take on a new role as lookouts for terrorism, raising concerns of eroding their standing as American icons and infringing on people’s privacy. Unlike police, firefighters and emergency medical ...

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The Spy Who Wants Israel to Talk

By David Ignatius Efraim Halevy, the former head of the Israeli intelligence agency Mossad, titled his memoirs “Man in the Shadows.” But now that he’s out in the sunlight, the 72-year-old retired spy chief has some surprisingly contrarian things to ...

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Intel chief pushes new spy law

By Richard Willing Director of National Intelligence Mike McConnell heads to Capitol Hill this week seeking to extend the government’s power to read e-mails, listen to telephone calls and carry out other surveillance within the USA in national security cases. ...

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Files prove that MI5 spied on SNP

MARC HORNE   THE SNP was spied on by British secret service agents, previously classified Government files seen by Scotland on Sunday have finally proved. Claims of surveillance of nationalist politicians by intelligence officers have circulated for years, but the new ...

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Spy Satellites Turned on the U.S.

Dems Call for Moratorium on Program, Expressing Privacy and Legal Concerns Government satellites have been used in the past to show areas affected by disasters, such as these photos that reveal the changes at the Pentagon after the Sept. 11 ...

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Age of the cyber spy

By Adam Lusher and Tim Shipman At first the air force administrator just thought it was strange. ”Checking the computer systems, he found a file listing user names and passwords. He deleted it and forgot it. Until it happened again. ...

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The Miami Five – Victims of American Justice

flamesong On 8th June 2001 in a federal court in Miami five Cuban men, Gerardo Hernández, Ramón Labañino, Antonio Guerrero, Fernando González and René González were convicted of charges of false identification, espionage and conspiracy to commit murder. Their sentences ...

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