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World 10 Dec 2019 | 10:27 PM

Security clearance loophole allowed ex-NSA hackers to work for UAE

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - How do you keep a coveted top-secret U.S. government security clearance while working for a foreign spy service? That question vexed U.S. intelligence operatives recruited to work as contractors for a secret United Arab Emirates hacking team.

TECH 04 Jul 2019 | 7:35 AM

Facebook, privacy activist Schrems face off in July 9 court hearing

Facebook will face Austrian privacy activist Max Schrems next week at Europe's top court in a landmark case that could affect how hundreds of thousands of companies transfer personal data worldwide as well as Europeans' privacy rights.

World 23 Aug 2018 | 9:01 PM

Reality Winner sentenced for leaking top secret U.S. report

(Reuters) - A federal judge sentenced former U.S. intelligence contractor Reality Winner on Thursday to more than five years in prison after she admitted leaking to a media outlet a top secret report on Russian interference in U.S. elections, her attorney said.

World 16 Aug 2018 | 9:35 AM

Trump loosens limits on when U.S. can deploy cyber weapons - WSJ

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump took steps on Wednesday to loosen limits on when the U.S. government can deploy cyber weapons against adversaries, reversing Obama-era guidelines, the Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday.

TECH 07 May 2018 | 5:42 AM

Spy agency NSA triples collection of US phone records: official report

The US National Security Agency collected 534 million records of phone calls and text messages of Americans last year, more than triple gathered in 2016, a US intelligence agency report released on May 4 said.

World 18 Apr 2018 | 8:22 AM

Former FBI agent pleads guilty to leaking secrets to reporter -Justice Dept

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A former FBI agent accused of leaking government secrets to a reporter pleaded guilty on Tuesday to two criminal counts related to retaining and disclosing defence information, the Justice Department said.