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NSA to NSO: NY filmmakers explore circles of surveillance

Jun. 18, 2021 11:06 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — American filmmaker Laura Poitras, known for her award-winning 2014 documentary on former U.S. intelligence contractor Edward Snowden and his revelations about the National Security Agency, has once again turned her camera on the watchmen. In an exhibition...

Australian spy avoids jail in East Timor espionage scandal

Jun. 18, 2021 06:37 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — A former Australian spy was released from court on Friday with a three-month suspended prison sentence over his attempt to help East Timor prove that Australia spied on the fledgling nation during multibillion-dollar oil and gas negotiations. ...

Biden administration pushes plan to combat domestic terror

Jun. 15, 2021 14:47 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration says it will enhance its analysis of threats from domestic terrorists, including the sharing of intelligence within law enforcement agencies, and will work with tech companies to eliminate terrorist content online as part of a nationwide strategy...

US intel report warns of more violence by QAnon followers

Jun. 14, 2021 19:39 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A new federal intelligence report warns that adherents of QAnon, the conspiracy theory embraced by some in the mob that stormed the U.S. Capitol, could target Democrats and other political opponents for more violence as the movement's false prophecies increasingly fail to...

Reality Winner, NSA contractor in leak case, out of prison

Jun. 14, 2021 14:24 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A former government contractor who was given the longest federal prison sentence imposed for leaks to the news media has been released from prison to home confinement, a person familiar with the matter told The Associated Press on Monday. Reality...

Biden, unlike predecessors, has maintained Putin skepticism

Jun. 14, 2021 11:09 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — President Joe Biden frequently talks about what he sees as central in executing effective foreign policy: building personal relationships. But unlike his four most recent White House predecessors, who made an effort to build a measure of rapport with...

Rail union: Sabotage caused Washington oil-train derailment

Jun. 07, 2021 17:58 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — A rail union official reportedly told investigators that a fiery oil car train derailment north of Seattle late last year was caused by sabotage. Seven train cars carrying crude oil derailed and five caught fire in Custer, Washington, on Dec. 22, 2020,...

Supreme Court agrees to hear 2nd 'state secrets' case

Jun. 07, 2021 11:16 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court agreed on Monday to decide whether a lawsuit can go forward in which a group of Muslim residents of California allege the FBI targeted them for surveillance because of their religion. It's the second case the court has accepted for...

Global war on ransomware? Hurdles hinder the US response

Jun. 05, 2021 08:32 AM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Foreign keyboard criminals with scant fear of repercussions have paralyzed U.S. schools and hospitals, leaked highly sensitive police files, triggered fuel shortages and, most recently, threatened global food supply chains. The escalating havoc ...

US intel report on UFOs: No evidence of aliens, but ...

Jun. 04, 2021 21:17 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Whatever or whoever they are, they’re still out there. U.S. intelligence is after them, but its upcoming report won't deliver any full or final truth about UFOs. The tantalizing prospect of top government intel finally weighing in — after decades...