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Saturday, March 17, 2018

Snowden Says He Left Clues About Data He Stole But NSA Missed Them

By Carol J. Williams, Los Angeles Times Fugitive whistle-blower Edward Snowden said in a magazine interview published Wednesday that he is sure his former employers at the National Security Agency are tracking his communications while in exile in Russia. In a lengthy interview with Wired magazine, the 31-year-old former NSA contractor wanted on U.S. charges […]

August 14, 2014

Arthur J. Walker, Who Sold Secret Navy Files To The Soviets, Dead At 79

By Steve Chawkins, Los Angeles Times Arthur J. Walker, a conspirator in one of the biggest U.S. spy cases since World War II, was a surprisingly trusting soul. When FBI agents wanted to talk to him in 1985 after arresting his brother John on suspicion of espionage, Walker voluntarily chatted, over several sessions, for a […]

July 16, 2014

White House ‘Outs’ CIA Station Chief By Mistake

Washington (AFP) – The White House accidentally revealed the name of the CIA station chief in Afghanistan during President Barack Obama’s surprise visit to the country on Sunday. The top agent’s name was revealed in a pool report sent out by a Washington Post reporter to journalists based on a list of officials provided by […]

May 26, 2014

Hacking Charges Came Even As U.S. Wooed Chinese Investment

By Stuart Leavenworth, McClatchy Foreign Staff BEIJING — Max Baucus, the U.S. ambassador to China, started his workweek Monday by urging China’s state-owned enterprises to invest in American infrastructure projects. “There is a huge opportunity,” he told a forum at the U.S. Embassy in Beijing that scores of Chinese and U.S. executives attended. While Baucus was […]

May 20, 2014

China Accuses U.S. Of ‘Hypocrisy’ As Hacking Row Escalates

Beijing (AFP) – Beijing summoned the U.S. ambassador and accused Washington of double standards Tuesday as a diplomatic row escalated over the unprecedented indictment of five Chinese military officers for cyber-espionage. The world’s top two economies have long been at loggerheads over hacking and China’s defense ministry denounced Washington’s allegations as “a pure fabrication by […]

May 20, 2014

U.S. Indicts 5 Chinese Officers, Alleging Economic Espionage

By Timothy M. Phelps and Julie Makinen, Tribune Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — The Justice Department Monday filed unprecedented criminal charges against five members of the Chinese military, accusing them of economic espionage for hacking into the computers of U.S. companies involved in nuclear energy, steel manufacturing and solar energy. The indictment for economic espionage marked […]

May 19, 2014

Release Of Jonathan Pollard Once Again Appears Under Debate

By Christi Parsons and Timothy M. Phelps, Tribune Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — The Obama administration appears to have begun considering the early release of Jonathan Pollard, an American serving a life sentence for spying for Israel, as it tries to nudge the Middle East peace process forward. On Monday, U.S. officials conspicuously declined to comment on […]

April 1, 2014