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# spying - Wednesday 27 November, 2013

Column: The EU seems just as interested in your data as the NSA

Searching questions need to be asked over what type of data the EU retains – and what it does with this data, writes David Moloney.

# spying - Wednesday 13 November, 2013

MI6 spy found dead and locked in sports bag likely an accident - UK police

A fresh review of the mysterious “spy in the bag” case has concluded that Gareth Williams was not murdered but had climbed into the bag without assistance.

# spying - Friday 8 November, 2013

Guardian editor faces grilling over Edward Snowden's NSA leaks

Alan Rusbridger has been asked to appear before the British parliament’s Home Affairs Select Committee next month.

# spying - Thursday 7 November, 2013

"Our adversaries are rubbing their hands with glee. Al-Qaeda is lapping it up." - MI6

British spy chiefs said today that intelligence leaks by Edward Snowden were being used by enemies to change the way they operate.

# spying - Monday 4 November, 2013

Google boss says US data spying "outrageous" and potentially illegal

Eric Schmidt was responding to reports that the US government spied on the company’s data centres.

# spying - Friday 1 November, 2013

John Kerry: Yes, US spying 'has reached too far' at times

The admission by the US Secretary of State was unprecedented as the tense row between the US and Europe rumbles on.

# spying - Thursday 31 October, 2013

Tánaiste on NSA spying: 'Friends don’t bug each other's telephones'

Eamon Gilmore has said that the government does not have any information that the US carried out surveillance on its activities.

Gilmore raised concerns over US spying with embassy in Dublin this summer

The Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore said he expressed the government’s concerns to the US Embassy in Dublin at a senior official level.

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Happy Halloween! Here are the nine stories you need to know as you kick off your day.

# spying - Wednesday 30 October, 2013

NSA 'tapped into links to Google, Yahoo data centres'

The latest reports show that a programme intercepted data flows – and it was operated jointly with the NSA’s British counterpart.

Even the Pope has had his phone tapped by the US says Italian magazine

The NSA snooped on Jorge Mario Bergoglio’s residence in the Vatican before he was elected as Pope Francis in March according to Panorama magazine.

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Good morning. Here are the nine stories you need to know as you start your day.

# spying - Tuesday 29 October, 2013

Here's What Happened Today: Tuesday

Everyone’s talking about the final Troika review, another Labour resignation and the testimony of US intelligence officials.

Photobomb protestors tell the NSA to 'stop spying'

The CodePink protestors sat behind the National Security Agency’s chief at hearings today.

NSA chief: Europe spy reports are "completely false"

General Keith Alexander made the comments after reports of alleged snooping on German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

A 'total review' on US surveillance operations ordered

Senate intelligence committee chair Dianne Feinstein wants a sweeping review into spying on EU allies.

Poll: Should the US apologise for spying on world leaders? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should the US apologise for spying on world leaders?

The US is under increasing pressure to explain its covert surveillance programmes – but does it need to apologise?

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

Good morning. Here are the nine stories you need to know as you kick off your day.

# spying - Sunday 27 October, 2013

Merkel's phone bugged by US since 2002, report claims

Der Spiegel claims that the German Chancellor’s mobile is one of many on the NSA’s tracking list.

The 9 at 9: Sunday

Good morning. Here are the nine stories you need to know this morning.

# spying - Saturday 26 October, 2013

German spy chiefs will travel to US to demand explanations

Allegations of US spying has caused “a moment of tension” with some allies, admitted the US.

The 9 at 9: Saturday

Good morning. Here are the nine things you need to know this morning as you start your weekend…

# spying - Friday 25 October, 2013

Merkel demands no spying agreement: 'Spying among friends, that cannot be'

France and Germany have called for an agreement with the US by the end of the year to try to resolve a dispute over spying.

# spying - Thursday 24 October, 2013

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Good morning. Here are the nine stories you need to know this morning.

# spying - Wednesday 23 October, 2013

Merkel calls Obama over claims the US is spying on her mobile phone

President Obama denied the claim according to a US spokesperson.

US: We never snooped on the French. France: We don't believe you

The US has denied a report that it monitored 70 million phone calls during one month – but French newspaper Le Monde is standing by its story.

# spying - Tuesday 22 October, 2013

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

Good morning. Here are the nine stories you need to know this morning.

# spying - Saturday 31 August, 2013

Someone spied on this Reddit user — using a bugged extension cable

Commenters on the social news website analysed images of a strange collection of wires found inside an extension lead — and identified it as surveillance equipment.

# spying - Sunday 18 August, 2013

Drones not just for spying - they spot ancient ruins too

The spy craft are not just being used in war and military surveillance – in Peru, they are studying ancient ruins.

# spying - Monday 12 August, 2013

Edward Snowden's father to visit his son in Russia

The decision to grant a visa to Lon Snowden has angered the US and President Barack Obama has cancelled an upcoming meeting with Vladimir Putin.

# spying - Wednesday 3 July, 2013

Snowden not on Bolivian jet in Vienna: Austria‎

Austrian and Bolivian officials are insisting the US leaker was not on President Evo Morales’s jet when it landed overnight.

# spying - Tuesday 2 July, 2013

Married couple jailed for spying on Germany for more than 20 years

The couple left hidden messages for the Russian secret services in comments under YouTube videos.

# spying - Monday 1 July, 2013

European Commission expects 'clarity and transparency' from US over spying claims

In a statement today the Commission said that the allegations that offices in Brussels and the United States were targeted, “demand full clarification”.

Irish MEP calls on America to explain EU 'bugging' reports

“The EU is not going to attack the United States. Supposedly, China or the EU was doing this on the US…can you imagine what the blowout would be?” – Gay Mitchell, MEP

# spying - Saturday 29 June, 2013

George Orwell warned us about more than just Big Brother

Countryside overrun by housing developments, commercialism and greed – the 1984 author is one to re-read.

# spying - Thursday 27 June, 2013

Russian official says Snowden case at 'dead end'

Moscow is refusing to respond to US efforts to have the former NSA contractor handed over.

# spying - Wednesday 26 June, 2013

Edward Snowden's choice of Ecuador is riddled with problems

Uncovered documents show the South American country has major surveillance capabilities.

# spying - Saturday 15 June, 2013

US government made 9,000 requests for Facebook user info in six months

The requests covered issues from child disappearances to petty crimes and terror threats.

# spying - Monday 10 June, 2013

British minister says report of UK access to US data is 'baseless'

William Hague says any proposals by British intelligence agencies to intercept data needs the approval of ministers.