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# Spying

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2022
# Espionage charges
Swedish spy and his sibling face life term over Russian allegations
The case is mainly taking place behind closed doors given the “extremely sensitive material” allegedly divulged by the brothers.
# Silicon Valley
Ex-Twitter worker gets prison time for giving user information to Saudi regime
The man’s defence claimed he did nothing more than accept gifts from free-spending Saudis for simply doing his client management job.
All time
# Espionage
Italian navy captain arrested for passing on 'confidential documents' to the Russians
The Italian foreign affairs ministry has summoned the Russian ambassador over the incident.
# IKEA
Ikea's French subsidiary goes on trial over illegal spying claims
Trade unions reported the furniture and home goods company to French authorities in 2012.
# Spain
Spanish court to examine claims Julian Assange was spied on
It is claimed that a Spanish company carried out surveillance on the WikiLeaks founder while he was in Ecuador’s embassy in London.
# Social Media
Former Twitter employees recruited as spies for Saudi Arabia, US court heard
Prosecutors allege the Saudi government was behind the recruitment of the spies.
# Focus
Hansen laughs off Jones' spying comments as 'a distraction and clickbait'
‘Eddie needs to work out what England are going to do about the pressure they’re under.’
# stirring the pot
Jones claims England were spied on and calls Kiwi media 'fans with keyboards'
The England boss said all the pressure is on New Zealand ahead of Saturday’s World Cup semi-final.
# Deported
North Korea claims released Australian student was 'spying'
Alek disappeared in June but was later freed and deported from North Korea.
# deep cover
Beluga whale found in Norwegian waters 'may have been trained by Russian navy'
The whale was wearing a harness bearing the words “Equipment of St. Petersburg”.
# Showdown
Spying, Connect 4, Vunipolas and kicks - Ireland and England prep for a rugby war
Ireland are keen to avoid looking towards the World Cup before a big game in Dublin on 2 February.
# Arrest
Huawei employee arrested in Poland on suspicion of spying for China
The Chinese foreign ministry told AFP it was “highly concerned” by the arrest.
# death by spies
The price of betrayal: Who did the British pay for info on Irish rebels and how much did they pay?
A old manuscript currently on display has those answers.
# Purge
North Korean spy chief sacked and officials executed over 'abuse of power'
Kim Won-Hong had survived repeated purges since Kim Jong-Un took power in 2011.
# Russia Today
US Senate planning probe into Russian spying, Trump planning to end Russian sanctions
Meanwhile, the President-Elect says he may scrap sanctions of Russia recently put in place by President Obama.
# Clapper
John McCain says 'every American should be alarmed' by Russian interference in election
The US intelligence community has said Moscow interfered to help Republican Donald Trump win.
# cover up
The FBI's director says we should all cover up our webcams
“It’s not crazy that the FBI director cares about personal security as well”
# Courts
Teacher claims she was 'spied on' after bringing legal action against insurance company
Bridget Majella Daly claims she was placed under surveillance by a private investigator.
# Iran Nuclear Programme
Iran executes nuclear scientist accused of spying for the US
Shahram Amiri disappeared in Saudi Arabia in June 2009 and resurfaced a year later in the United States.
# i spy
What are the chances someone is spying on you through your laptop camera?
It might be an unlikely situation, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t be careful.
# Not so super spy
German agent spied for the CIA and Russia because he wanted to do 'something exciting'
We don’t think it’s meant to work like that.
# bad apples
Apple bans hundreds of iPhone apps that secretly spied on users
The ad software used by these apps was able to gather personal information without anyone, even the app developers themselves, knowing.
# back to the ussr
Former KGB employee gets €8,000 after being sacked from his job as a lawyer
Lithuania’s KGB Act prevents former KGB employees obtaining employment in various sectors.
# Accused of spying
American journalist accused of spying
He is accused of espionage and collaboration with hostile governments.
# Cables
'The UK respects Ireland's privacy, there is no question of any mass surveillance'
Documents previously showed that UK authorities had access to opitcal fibre cables that carry a range of data, from internet traffic to telephone calls.
# lee rigby
UK spies can't handle all of the data they collect
This was disclosed by GCHQ during an inquiry into the investigation of Lee Rigby’s murder.
# Spying
Windows flaw allowed Russian hackers to spy on NATO
The flaw, dubbed ‘Sandworm’, allowed spies to gain access to computers using all versions of Windows for PCs and servers during the past five years.
# Voyeurism
Man jailed for eight months for spying on woman with police camera
The PSNI said it is carrying out an internal review into the use of CCTV by staff and officers to try to ensure this never happens again.
# Listening In
Germany spied on John Kerry and Hilary Clinton "by accident"
The pair were both accessed while serving as US Secretary of State.
# Spying
CIA chief apologises to US Senate intelligence committee for agents hacking its computers
The agency’s director had previously dismissed allegations of CIA spying on committee investigators.
Voices
Opinion: American policy is moving ever further from European interests
Under the Obama administration the NSA has continued to grow and Libya has slipped into chaos, meanwhile relations with Russia are reaching crisis point.
# Double Agent
Criminal proceedings on the table as Germany weighs how to hit back in US spying row
The row has damaged US-German ties, with no resolution in sight just yet.
# eavesdropping
Friction after US double-agent arrested for 'spying' in Germany
The US ambassador has been summoned to Berlin to help clarify the situation.
# spooks
A suspected US double-agent has been 'arrested for spying' in Germany
It is likely to further strain US-German relations following previous revelations that the NSA spied on Merkel’s phone calls.
# Privacy
Major victory for Irish online rights group as ECJ strikes down EU mobile surveillance rules
Digital Rights Ireland hard argued that the rules requiring operators to keep call details were against fundamental rights.
# Spying
Spy agency captures millions of Yahoo users' webcam images
In one six-month period in 2008, the British spy agency collected webcam imagery from more than 1.8 million Yahoo user accounts around the world.
# Garda Ombudsman
Taoiseach: Details of bugging controversy should be made available for ‘public analysis’
Justice Minister Alan Shatter is meeting GSOC today following reports that a surveillance operation was used to hack into the police watchdog’s emails, wi-fi and phone systems.
# Spying
Obama clips NSA's wings but bulk collections will continue
The NSA will now have to seek court orders to access data on specific targets, but will continue to collect massive amounts of data.
# Spying
Obama to unveil NSA data collection reforms
The US president is expected to roll out only modest changes to the way in which the NSA collects phone and internet information.
# Reliable Sources
NY Times reporter fighting order to reveal his CIA sources
James Risen says he is willing to go to jail to protect those who gave him information.