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Guatemala's former anti-corruption prosecutor faces arrest

Sep. 03, 2021 21:56 PM EDT

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Guatemalan officials confirmed Friday they are trying to arrest a fired anti-corruption prosecutor whose ouster led the United States to reduce cooperation with the Central American nation's legal system. The arrest warrant for Juan Francisco...

US granted more grounds to appeal on Assange extradition

Aug. 11, 2021 10:54 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Britain's High Court on Wednesday granted U.S. authorities permission to expand their grounds for appealing an earlier U.K. court decision to block the extradition of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, where he is wanted on espionage charges. District...

Study: Vaccinated people can carry as much virus as others

Jul. 30, 2021 17:40 PM EDT

In another dispiriting setback for the nation’s efforts to stamp out the coronavirus, scientists who studied a big COVID-19 outbreak in Massachusetts concluded that vaccinated people who got so-called breakthrough infections carried about the same amount of the coronavirus as those who did...

Ex-airman sentenced to 45 months for leaking drone info

Jul. 27, 2021 20:56 PM EDT

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A former Air Force intelligence analyst who once helped find targets for deadly U.S. drone strikes was sentenced to 45 months in prison for leaking top-secret details about the program. Daniel Hale, 33, told a federal judge he felt compelled to...

Ex-Air Force intelligence analyst sentenced to 45 months in prison for leaking classified info about US drone program

Jul. 27, 2021 12:45 PM EDT
ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — Ex-Air Force intelligence analyst sentenced to 45 months in prison for leaking classified info about US drone program.

Ex-airman: Guilt over drone strikes prompted to leak secrets

Jul. 22, 2021 17:57 PM EDT

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A former Air Force intelligence analyst said his guilt over participating in lethal drone strikes in Afghanistan led him to leak government secrets about the drone program to a reporter. Daniel Hale of Nashville, Tennessee, is scheduled to be...

EXPLAINER: Target list of Israeli hack-for-hire firm widens

Jul. 19, 2021 23:36 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Human rights and press freedom activists are up in arms about a new report on NSO Group, the notorious Israeli hacker-for-hire company. The report, by a global media consortium, expands public knowledge of the target list used in NSO's military-grade spyware. According to the...

UN rights chief alarmed by reported use of powerful spyware

Jul. 19, 2021 13:15 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — The United Nations' human rights chief voiced alarm Monday over the reported use of military-grade malware from Israel-based NSO Group to spy on journalists, human rights activists and political dissidents. U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle...

Probe: Journalists, activists among firm's spyware targets

Jul. 18, 2021 23:08 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — An investigation by a global media consortium based on leaked targeting data provides further evidence that military-grade malware from Israel-based NSO Group, the world’s most infamous hacker-for-hire outfit, is being used to spy on journalists, human rights activists and...

Russia-based ransomware gang offline but cause not clear

Jul. 13, 2021 14:39 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Russia-based criminal syndicate behind a devastating series of recent ransomware attacks was offline on Tuesday, but cybersecurity experts said that it was premature to speculate why and that there was no indication of a law enforcement takedown. ...