Latest Government surveillance News

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...

Trump-Ukraine whistleblower is part of long tradition

Oct. 1, 2019 3:32 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Erin Brockovich, who has some experience in revealing disturbing secrets, knows what she would say to the government whistleblower at the heart of allegations that President Donald Trump pressured Ukraine's president to investigate his political rival Joe Biden. "I would say, 'You are...

US citizen living in California charged with spying on behalf of Chinese government

Sep. 30, 2019 2:31 PM EDT
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — US citizen living in California charged with spying on behalf of Chinese government.

France dismisses Snowden's latest request for asylum

Sep. 19, 2019 4:22 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — France's foreign minister says "it's not the time" to grant a new asylum request from former U.S. National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden. Snowden has been living in Russia to escape U.S. prosecution after leaking classified documents detailing government surveillance programs....

Researchers: AI surveillance is expanding worldwide

Sep. 17, 2019 2:43 PM EDT

A growing number of countries are following China's lead in deploying artificial intelligence to track citizens, according to a research group's report published Tuesday. The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace says at least 75 countries are actively using AI tools such as facial recognition for...

Snowden calls on France's Macron to grant him asylum

Sep. 16, 2019 4:29 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Former U.S. National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden, who leaked classified documents detailing government surveillance programs, is calling on French President Emmanuel Macron to grant him asylum. Snowden, now living in Russia to avoid prosecution in the United States, stressed in...