Latest Government surveillance News

Tusk says hacking marks crisis of democracy in Poland

Dec. 28, 2021 11:25 AM EST

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Donald Tusk, the leader of Poland's main opposition party, called Tuesday for the creation of a parliamentary commission to investigate surveillance after reports that powerful spyware was used against three people associated with the political opposition. ...

China vows to respond after US enacts Xinjiang sanctions

Dec. 17, 2021 05:52 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — China will take all necessary measures to safeguard its institutions and enterprises, a Foreign Ministry spokesman said Friday after the U.S. Senate passed a law barring imports from the Xinjiang region unless businesses can prove they were made without forced labor. ...

Congress approves import ban targeting forced labor in China

Dec. 16, 2021 18:02 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senators gave final congressional approval Thursday to a bill barring imports from China’s Xinjiang region unless businesses can prove they were produced without forced labor, overcoming initial hesitation from the White House and what supporters said was opposition from...

AP seeks answers from US gov't on tracking of journalists

Dec. 13, 2021 22:59 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Associated Press sought answers Monday from the Department of Homeland Security on its use of sensitive government databases for tracking international terrorists to investigate as many as 20 American journalists, including an acclaimed AP reporter. In a...

Drone crashes on runway at Holloman Air Force Base

Dec. 06, 2021 12:55 PM EST

HOLLOMAN AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. (AP) — The U.S. Air Force says an unmanned aircraft has crashed on a runway during takeoff from Holloman Air Force Base in southern New Mexico. Officials with the 49th Wing say no injuries were reported in the Monday morning crash of an MQ-9 Reaper....

Spanish researchers allow others to make their COVID test

Nov. 23, 2021 07:19 AM EST

GENEVA (AP) — Spanish government researchers have agreed to allow other manufacturers to make their coronavirus antibody test, in a move that could significantly boost testing in poor countries with limited COVID-19 surveillance. In a statement on Tuesday, the World...

Editorial Roundup: Wisconsin

Nov. 10, 2021 15:37 PM EST

Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. November 7, 2021. Editorial: Unneeded secrecy undermines trust We’re not going to say much about the ongoing trial of Kyle Rittenhouse. There’s enough of a circus surrounding it, and it’s up to jurors to decide...

Mexico arrests businessman in Pegasus spyware case

Nov. 08, 2021 19:56 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican prosecutors said Monday they have arrested a businessman on charges he used the Pegasus spyware to spy on a journalist. The software marketed by the Israeli spyware firm NSO Group has been implicated in government surveillance of opponents...

High court struggles with government secrets case

Nov. 08, 2021 15:01 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court struggled Monday with whether to allow a lawsuit by Muslim men claiming religious bias by the FBI to go forward despite the government's objection that doing so could reveal national security secrets. The case the high court was...

Analyst who aided Trump-Russia dossier charged with lying

Nov. 04, 2021 21:30 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Russian analyst who contributed to a dossier of Democratic-funded research into ties between Russia and Donald Trump was arrested Thursday on charges of lying to the FBI about his sources of information, among them a longtime supporter of Hillary Clinton. ...