Latest Government surveillance News

Lithuanians, Norwegian released in spy swap with Russia

Nov. 15, 2019 8:59 AM EST

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Two Lithuanians and a Norwegian convicted of espionage in Russia were freed Friday in exchange for two Russians who had been in prison in Lithuania. Yevgeny Mataitis and Aristidas Tamosaitis, who were convicted in 2016, have been reunited with their families, Lithuanian spy chief...

AP source: Second US official in Kyiv heard Trump call

Nov. 14, 2019 4:37 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — A second U.S. Embassy staffer in Kyiv overheard a cellphone call between President Donald Trump and his ambassador to the European Union discussing a need for Ukrainian officials to pursue “investigations,” The Associated Press has learned. The July 26 call between Trump and...

Charges: Chinese surveillance goods illegally sold to US

Nov. 7, 2019 4:20 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A Long Island firm sold tens of millions of dollars in Chinese-made surveillance and other sensitive security equipment to customers, including the U.S. military to use on aircraft carriers, by falsely claiming the goods were manufactured in America, federal prosecutors said Thursday. The...

Papadopoulos seeks California seat left vacant by Rep. Hill

Oct. 29, 2019 9:32 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — George Papadopoulos, a former Trump campaign aide who was a key figure in the FBI's Russia probe, filed paperwork Tuesday to run for the U.S. House seat being vacated by Democrat Katie Hill. Papadopoulos didn't immediately comment, but on Sunday he tweeted, "I love my state too much to...

Snowden memoir: The spy who came out and told

Oct. 28, 2019 8:43 AM EDT

"Permanent Record," Metropolitan Books, by Edward Snowden Edward Snowden is mostly self-invented, the fruit of his own ingenuity. If hacking, purely defined, consists of devising the simplest, most elegant way of getting what you want, then Snowden excelled at it, beginning when he set back every clock in the...

Chinese snooping tech spreads to nations vulnerable to abuse

Oct. 17, 2019 4:44 AM EDT

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — When hundreds of video cameras with the power to identify and track individuals started appearing in the streets of Belgrade as part of a major surveillance project, some protesters began having second thoughts about joining anti-government demonstrations in the Serbian capital....

Hearing examines video that wasn't disclosed in terror case

Oct. 15, 2019 6:50 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Surveillance video taken on the day that two Phoenix men left for suburban Dallas to attack a 2015 Prophet Muhammad cartoon contest shows them in religious clothing, one of the men with a handgun on his hip and both carrying unspecified objects out of their apartment, an FBI agent has...

Indonesia: Minister's attacker was under police surveillance

Oct. 11, 2019 7:47 AM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — The Muslim militant who wounded the country's security minister in a brazen knife attack was under government surveillance for some time but police did not attempt to arrest him because he didn't seem to pose an immediate threat, a police official said Friday. National police...

Judge to examine failure to disclose video in terror case

Oct. 11, 2019 1:17 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A judge will hold a hearing Tuesday over the FBI's failure to turn over surveillance footage to an Arizona man until three years after he was convicted of providing guns to two friends who launched a 2015 attack on a Prophet Muhammad cartoon contest in suburban Dallas. Attorneys for Abdul...

Armed men's cold-blooded killing sparks anger in Libya

Oct. 4, 2019 1:19 PM EDT

BENGHAZI, Libya (AP) — Surveillance cameras have caught armed men shooting to death a young man in one of the busiest streets in Libya's capital Tripoli, sparking anger and demands the government declare a state of emergency. The footage of the cold-blooded killing of Rashid al-Bakoush and the wounding of...