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#Spying

# spying - Friday 7 June, 2013

UK has had access to US's secret data for three years - report

The Guardian says Britain’s GCHQ surveillance agency has been able to access data harvested by the US’s ‘PRISM’ system.

George W. Obama? Here's how the HuffPo is covering the US surveillance scandal

What do you think? Let us know in the comments section.

The 9 at 9: Friday

We’ve almost arrived at the weekend. But before we get there, here are nine things you should know.

# spying - Friday 17 May, 2013

From The Daily Edge Imagine if someone was taking secret photos of you in your house? Close The Curtains

Imagine if someone was taking secret photos of you in your house?

That’s what one photographer in New York has been doing.

# spying - Tuesday 9 April, 2013

NZ intelligence agency illegally spied on dozens of citizens - report

A report prompted by illegal surveillance of Kim Dotcom reveals that 88 residents were illegally spied upon by a state body.

# spying - Tuesday 26 February, 2013

From The42 Barcelona accused of spying on Gerard Pique and Shakira Spies Like Us

Barcelona accused of spying on Gerard Pique and Shakira

The rumours were leaked by disgruntled ex-employees of the Metodo 3 detective agency.

# spying - Saturday 5 January, 2013

Man released over alleged garda spying

Detectives in Dublin discovered a hotel room overlooking the Harcourt Street station in September with surveillance equipment.

The 9 at 9: Saturday

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

# spying - Friday 28 September, 2012

Man due in court over Dublin Garda station spying

A 41-year-old man will appear in court this evening in connection with the suspected covert surveillance of the Garda station on Harcourt Street.

# spying - Thursday 27 September, 2012

Man suspected of spying released without charge

However, another suspect remains in custody.

# spying - Sunday 22 April, 2012

From The Daily Edge Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads Attacks

Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads

The very best of the week’s writing from around the web.

# spying - Sunday 1 April, 2012

From The Daily Edge Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads Sitdown Sunday

Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads

The very best of the week’s writing from around the web.

# spying - Sunday 19 February, 2012

From The Daily Edge Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads Sitdown Sunday

Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads

The very best of the week’s writing from around the web.

# spying - Monday 9 January, 2012

Iran sentences US citizen Amir Mirzai Hekmati to death over 'CIA spying'

Conviction comes as US-Iranian relations increasingly sour.

# spying - Sunday 8 January, 2012

From The Daily Edge In pictures: top spy gadgets of the 60s and 70s Spying This post contains images

In pictures: top spy gadgets of the 60s and 70s

From ‘turd’ transmitters to the classic camera watch, here are some of the top Cold War gadgets from the KGB and CIA.

# spying - Tuesday 1 November, 2011

Colombian intelligence agency dissolved after spying scandals

The Colombian president says the agency’s staff will be transferred to other state positions before a new intelligence organisation is established.

# spying - Thursday 13 October, 2011

US citizen charged with spying for Assad regime in Syria

The 47-year-old man was arrested on Tuesday and charged with acting in the US as an unregistered agent of a foreign government.

# spying - Sunday 25 September, 2011

Hikers convicted of espionage in Iran return to US

Josh Fattal and Shane Bauer say they were arrested after accidentally crossing the border into Iran during a trip to neighbouring Iraq in 2009.

# spying - Tuesday 13 September, 2011

Iran sets bail for release of US backpacker 'spies'

A year after their fellow traveller Sarah Shroud was released on bail, Iran agrees to let Shane Bauer and Josh Fattal go free.

# spying - Thursday 8 September, 2011

Former NASA scientist admits trying to spy for Israel

Stewart David Nozette was caught in an undercover operation that started with him failing to report all of his income in his tax return.

# spying - Monday 29 August, 2011

Chinese general's talk about spy cases leaked onto YouTube

Footage of a Chinese general briefing officials about sensitive and potentially embarrassing spying cases have been leaked online.

# spying - Friday 26 August, 2011

South Koreans accused of spying for Pyongyang

The five men are accused of providing sensitive military and political information to North Korea.

# spying - Monday 22 August, 2011

US 'deeply disappointed' at Iran's sentencing of hikers

Two men who claim they accidentally wandered across the Iranian border have been sentenced for spying.

# spying - Sunday 31 July, 2011

Iran closes US hikers espionage case

However, the court won’t deliver its verdict until during the week, dampening hopes for their immediate release.

# spying - Sunday 5 June, 2011

Gardaí investigating 'spying' of INM chief executive INM

Gardaí investigating 'spying' of INM chief executive

INM chief executive Gavin O’Reilly was being trailed by a British security firm, according to a Sunday Times report.

# spying - Thursday 21 April, 2011

Student who filmed roommate having sex with another man faces 15 charges

The man faces charges after secretly streaming footage of his roommate sleeping with another man on the internet. His 18-year-old roommate took his own life after learning about what had happened.

# spying - Monday 7 February, 2011

Americans on trial for spying in Iran

Sarah Shourd misses opening of trial as she, Shane Bauer and Josh Fattal, face charges of entering Iran illegally and spying.

# spying - Sunday 5 December, 2010

British MP denies his assistant is a Russian spy UK

British MP denies his assistant is a Russian spy

MI5 briefing led to the British home secretary approving deportation order for MP’s Russian aide.

# spying - Monday 19 July, 2010

AN INVESTIGATION INTO America’s intelligence network says it is now so big that its effectiveness is compromised. The Washington Post conducted a two-year investigation into the intelligence services put in place by the US government after the 9/11 attacks.

Among the developments documented by the newspaper are the 33 building complexes set aside for top-secret intelligence work which have been built or are being built since 11 September, 2001. Over three-quarters of a million people currently have top-secret security clearance, “nearly 1.5 times as many people as live in Washington, DC,” the report writes.

The volume of reports produced by people engaged in intelligence work is so high that it many are simply ignored. The Washington Post writes that it was lack of focus, not lack of resources, which allowed the Fort Hood shooting in Texas last year and the Christmas Day attempted plane bombing to happen.

The CIA had been warned about the attempted bombing when the bomber’s father alerted the US embassy in Nigeria about his sons inclinations.

Today’s article suggests that the intelligence system has grown so big and unwieldy, no one really knowns how many people are involved – or how much it all costs. But US Defence Secretary Robert Gates told the Post he didn’t believe the system had grown too large too manage, but conceded that accessing specific information can sometimes be difficult.

# spying - Tuesday 13 July, 2010

US AUTHORITIES have detained a 12th person in connection with the Russian spy ring recently broken on the east coast of the States, the Wall Street Journal reports. Ten people found guilty of operating as foreign agents in the US were deported to Moscow last week in an apparent spy swap deal between the US and Russia. This 12th person may follow suit.