Latest U.S. National Security Agency News

NSA to NSO: NY filmmakers explore circles of surveillance

Jun. 18, 2021 18:37 PM 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...

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...

Denmark: Ties with allies not hurt by alleged US eavesdrop

Jun. 03, 2021 10:27 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Denmark has solid relationships with its allies, including France and Germany, that do not need to be restored, its prime minister said after reports that the country allegedly had helped the United States spy on European leaders more than seven years ago. ...

Question for Denmark: Why could the US allegedly eavesdrop?

Jun. 01, 2021 06:46 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Several European nations want Denmark to explain why its foreign secret service allegedly helped the United States spy on European leaders, including German Chancellor Angela Merkel, more than seven years ago. “We want the cards on the...

Court: UK mass surveillance unlawful under European rules

May. 25, 2021 10:33 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Europe's top human rights court ruled Tuesday that British mass surveillance and intelligence-gathering practices breached human rights laws, in a partial victory for civil rights groups that had challenged the practices exposed by former National Security Agency contractor...

Steep drop in national security surveillance during pandemic

Apr. 30, 2021 18:35 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of targets of secretive surveillance in national security investigations fell sharply last year in large part because of the coronavirus pandemic, according to a government report released Friday. The drop in eavesdropping targets under the...

Biden names 2 ex-NSA officials for senior cyber positions

Apr. 12, 2021 19:04 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden has selected two former senior National Security Agency officials for key cyber jobs in his administration, the White House said Monday in moving to fill out a team whose role has grown more urgent after two major hacks that have consumed the...

Analyst pleads to leaking secrets about drone program

Mar. 31, 2021 20:42 PM EDT

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A former Air Force intelligence analyst pleaded guilty Wednesday to leaking classified documents to a reporter about military drone strikes against al-Qaida and other terrorist targets. The guilty plea from Daniel Hale, 33, of Nashville,...

General says attacks by foreign hackers are 'clarion call'

Mar. 25, 2021 21:19 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Cyber Command conducted more than two dozen operations aimed at thwarting interference in last November's presidential election, the general who leads the Pentagon's cyber force said Thursday. Gen. Paul Nakasone did not describe the nature of...

AP sources: Iran threatens US Army post and top general

Mar. 21, 2021 15:48 PM EDT

Iran has made threats against Fort McNair, an Army post in the U.S. capital, and against the Army’s vice chief of staff, two senior U.S. intelligence officials said. They said communications intercepted by the National Security Agency in January showed that Iran’s...