Latest Government surveillance News

France says Russian forces threatened to shoot down surveillance aircraft patrolling the Black Sea

Feb. 22, 2024 10:19 AM EST

PARIS (AP) — Russian forces threatened to shoot down a French surveillance aircraft patrolling in international airspace over the Black Sea, a signal of increasingly aggressive behavior from Moscow as its invasion of Ukraine struggles to make headway, French defense officials said Thursday. ...

State governments looking to protect health-related data as it's used in abortion battle

Feb. 17, 2024 00:25 AM EST

Some state governments and federal regulators were already moving to keep individuals' reproductive health information private when a U.S. senator’s report last week offered a new jolt, describing how cellphone location data was used to send millions of anti-abortion ads to people who visited...

Russian efforts to create anti-satellite weapons are cause for US concern

Feb. 15, 2024 03:42 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. has gathered highly sensitive intelligence about Russian anti-satellite weapons that has been shared in recent weeks with the upper echelons of government, according to four people who have been briefed on the intelligence. The people, who were not authorized to comment...

Detecting Russian 'carrots' and 'tea bags': Ukraine decodes enemy chatter to save lives

Feb. 14, 2024 07:32 AM EST

SEREBRYANSKY FOREST, Ukraine (AP) — As the radio crackles with enemy communications that are hard to decipher, one Russian command rings out clear: “Brew five Chinese tea bags on 38 orange.” A Ukrainian soldier known on the battlefield as Mikhass, who has spent months listening...

Nicaragua's crackdown on Catholic Church spreads fear among the faithful, there and in exile

Feb. 11, 2024 08:05 AM EST

MIAMI (AP) — Nineteen priests kicked out of the country, dozens of incidents of harassment and church desecrations, rural areas lacking worship and social services: the situation for Catholic clergy and faithful in Nicaragua is only worsening in 2024, according to exiled priests, laypeople in the...

Nearly 200 abused corpses were found at a funeral home. Why did it take authorities years to act?

Feb. 09, 2024 18:01 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — A county coroner reported suspicions about bodies being poorly treated by a Colorado funeral home more than three years before nearly 200 decomposing bodies were discovered inside a decrepit building in October, according to newly unsealed court documents that raise questions about...

Man convicted in Italy for 2007 Meredith Kercher murder is under surveillance over abuse claims

Feb. 09, 2024 14:32 PM EST

ROME (AP) — A Rome court has ordered that the man convicted in the 2007 murder of British student Meredith Kercher and freed three years ago be placed under “special surveillance” for allegedly abusing a former girlfriend, Italian media reported on Friday. The order came after...

Brawl between migrants and police in New York's Times Square touches off backlash

Feb. 05, 2024 22:00 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A video showing a group of migrants brawling with police in Times Square has touched off a political furor and renewed debate over a long-standing New York City policy that limits cooperation between local police and federal immigration authorities. The surveillance...

The US is increasing its urgent military aid to Guyana as neighboring Venezuela's threats linger

Feb. 05, 2024 12:26 PM EST

GEORGETOWN, Guyana (AP) — The U.S. government is increasing its urgent military assistance to Guyana, officials said Monday, as neighboring Venezuela threatens to seize a large part of the country's territory it has long claimed. The U.S. is pledging to help Guyana buy new...

US approves $4 billion drone sale to India for maritime security needs

Feb. 01, 2024 16:12 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration on Thursday approved a nearly $4 billion sale of drones and military equipment to India that are meant to be used to improve its maritime safety and surveillance. The approval comes at a time when Washington is courting New Delhi to...