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Secret Bahrain files stolen from US base

Secret documents revealing gaps in US intelligence on Bahrain's political situation were stolen by an Arabic translator at the navy base in the Juffair district of the kingdom, a report said. Former linguist James Hitselberger

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NSA spying undermines US cyber power

Revelations about the scale of US spying on the Internet have badly damaged the country's negotiating power in international talks on cyberspace regulation and law enforcement, analysts and industry leaders said at a conference on Tuesday.

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NSA intercepts Google, Yahoo traffic overseas

The National Security Agency has tapped directly into communications links used by Google and Yahoo to move huge amounts of email and other user information among overseas data centres, the Washington Post reported on Wednesday. T

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Obama orders curbs on NSA spying on UN

US President Barack Obama recently ordered the National Security Agency to curtail eavesdropping on the United Nations headquarters in New York as part of a review of US electronic surveillance, according to a US official familiar with the decis

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US agency ‘can break common Internet encryption’

The US National Security Agency (NSA) has secretly developed the ability to crack or circumvent commonplace Internet encryption used to protect everything from email to financial transactions, according to media reports. The Guard

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NSA surveillance covers 75pc Internet traffic

The National Security Agency's surveillance network has the capacity to reach around 75 per cent of all US Internet communications in the hunt for foreign intelligence, the Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday. Citing curre

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Ex-CIA man's snooping claims raise alarm bells

Fresh revelations by former CIA employee Edward Snowden have raised concerns that the US National Security Agency (NSA) may have hacked into Hong Kong's key internet exchange, which handles nearly all the Chinese territory's domestic web

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Asian officials concerned about email privacy

Government officials in parts of Asia have been sending sensitive information via e-mail services offered by US web giants, and concerns are spreading that these may have been collected by the National Security Agency (NSA). The o

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US e-surveillance alarms lawmakers, tech firms

Recent revelations about the US National Security Agency's expansive data-collection efforts have underscored the power of electronic surveillance in the Internet era and renewed an historic debate over how f

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US may open criminal probe into NSA leaks

President Barack Obama's administration is likely to open a criminal investigation into the leaking of highly classified documents that revealed the secret surveillance of Americans' telephone and email traffic, US officials said on Frid

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