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Senator Dianne Feinstein: CIA illegally searched computers in Congress over interrogation report

A senior US senator on Tuesday accused the Central Intelligence Agency of illegally searching computers of Senate staff members who were investigating a CIA interrogation program. Dianne Feinstein, the powerful chairwoman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, angrily denounced the CIA’s actions, saying it appeared to be a bid to intimidate…

FBI investigating Senate staffers’ unauthorized removal of documents about CIA interrogations

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is investigating whether staff members for the Senate Intelligence Committee removed classified documents without authorization for use in a committee report criticizing the Central Intelligence Agency’s (CIA) interrogation techniques, McClatchy Newspapers reported on Thursday. The FBI’s probe was instigated by a request from the…

CIA crushes UFO conspiracy theorists’ hopes and dreams with Area 51 documents

Newly declassified documents with the dry title “Central Intelligence Agency and Overhead Reconnaissance: The U-2 and Oxcart Programs, 1954-1974″ reveal that Area 51, long thought by conspiracy theorists to house debris from a crashed extraterrestrial vehicle, was merely a testing site for government spy planes. CIA officials had acknowledged the…

Obama plan would give spymasters access to Americans’ bank accounts

The Obama administration is planning a proposal to open up the Treasury Department’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network Center (FinCEN) to spies at the Central Intelligence Agency and the National Security Agency, Reuters reported Wednesday. The move would ensure that counter-terrorism and anti-money laundering efforts conducted by the nation’s spy agencies…

Report: Mossad agents posed as CIA to recruit anti-Iranian terrorists

WASHINGTON — Agents with Israel’s Mossad agency posed as American CIA agents in operations to recruit members of the Pakistani militant group Jundallah, a report in Foreign Policy magazine said Friday. Using American dollars and US passports, the agents passed themselves off as members of the Central Intelligence Agency in…

Libyan rendition victim files complaint against MI6

A Libyan Islamist has filed a criminal complaint with London police claiming British and US intelligence handed him over to Moamer Kadhafi’s regime in 2004, a rights group said on Thursday. Sami al-Saadi said he and his family of six were detained while living in London, then illegally rendered to Libyan authorities by the foreign…

CIA monitoring Twitter, Facebook for intel and tips

The Central Intelligence Agency is clandestinely gathering troves of information from social media sites, according to a huge report released Friday by The Associated Press’ Kimberly Dozier. Based out of an unassuming building in Virginia, a team known within the organization as the ”vengeful librarians” are tracking chat rooms, blogs, Facebook,…

U.S. reins in drones over diplomatic concerns: report

WASHINGTON — The US spy agency has quietly tightened its rules on drone strikes in Pakistan over concerns about their impact on tense relations with Islamabad, the Wall Street Journal reported. The Journal, citing senior officials, said the new rules resulted from a behind-the-scenes battle between an aggressive Central Intelligence…

U.S. accuses China, Russia of cyber spying

The Chinese are the world’s “most active and persistent perpetrators” of economic espionage, a US intelligence agency said on Thursday in an unusually blunt report on a sensitive topic. The report on foreign cyber spying efforts submitted to the US Congress also pointed the finger at Russia’s intelligence services, saying…

U.S. flying armed drones out of Ethiopia: report

WASHINGTON — The US Air Force is flying armed drones from a civilian airport in southern Ethiopia as part of a growing battle against Al-Qaeda linked Shabab militants in Somalia, the Washington Post reported Thursday. The airfield in Arba Minch is part of a network of secret bases for unmanned…

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