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Broadcaster demands Australia police drop probe of reporters

Jul. 11, 2019 4:06 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australian government assurances that public sector leakers rather than journalists are the targets of raids on two media organizations have come under question as new details have emerged of police efforts to track one reporter's movements and to discover who reporters talk to...

Amazon, Microsoft wage war over the Pentagon's 'war cloud'

Jul. 9, 2019 4:58 PM EDT

Amazon and Microsoft are battling it out over a $10 billion opportunity to build the U.S. military its first "war cloud" computing system. But Amazon's early hopes of a shock-and-awe victory may be slipping away. Formally called the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure plan, or JEDI, the military's computing...

Mystery of NSA leak lingers as stolen document case winds up

Jul. 6, 2019 5:00 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal agents descended on the suburban Maryland house with the flash and bang of a stun grenade, blocked off the street and spent hours questioning the homeowner about a theft of government documents that prosecutors would later describe as "breathtaking" in its scale. The suspect,...

Poland convicts former gov't employee of spying for Russia

Jul. 5, 2019 12:27 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A Polish court has convicted a former government employee on charges of spying for Russia and sentenced him to three years in prison. The man identified only as Marek W. was arrested in early 2018 on charges of passing classified information on the energy sector to the Russian...

Whistleblower returns to Australian court over Afghan leak

Jun. 27, 2019 1:46 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — An Australian army whistleblower charged with leaking secret documents to Australian Broadcasting Corp. reporters alleging misconduct in Afghanistan said on Thursday he welcomed state-owned ABC taking part in his case. David William McBride, 55, appeared in the Australian Capital...

Australia media demand press freedom law reforms after raids

Jun. 26, 2019 4:03 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia's three largest media organizations joined forces on Wednesday to demand legal reforms that would prevent journalists from risking imprisonment for doing their jobs. The demands came after unprecedented raids against media organizations by police searching for leaked...

Feds: Ex-CIA employee waged 'information war' against US

Jun. 18, 2019 6:03 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — An ex-CIA employee must be kept isolated in prison after claiming he was waging an "information war" against the United States, prosecutors said Tuesday. Prosecutors made the comment in papers filed in Manhattan federal court in the criminal case against Joshua Adam Schulte. They said...

Former Australian army lawyer in court over leak to media

Jun. 12, 2019 11:53 PM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — A former Australian army lawyer charged with leaking secret documents to journalists said on Thursday his prosecution was not about protecting national security but concealing "a national shame." David William McBride, 55, made his first appearance in the Australian Capital...

US submits extradition request for WikiLeaks founder Assange

Jun. 11, 2019 6:21 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States government has formally submitted an extradition request to the United Kingdom for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange , a Justice Department official said Tuesday. Assange faces an 18-count indictment that accuses him of soliciting and publishing classified information and...

Pakistan army chief approves sentences for 3 for espionage

May. 30, 2019 10:38 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's military says the country's army chief has approved death sentences for a retired brigadier general and a private physician after they were court-martialed on charges of espionage and revealing classified information to foreign intelligence agencies. Thursday's statement says...