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Head of UK’s secret eavesdropping agency GCHQ to step down

The head of GCHQ, the secret eavesdropping agency that has come under scrutiny following leaks by former US analyst Edward Snowden, is to stand down. Iain Lobban, 53, will leave the agency later this year after serving nearly six years as director,……

US launches giant eavesdropping satellite

The United States has placed in orbit a vast reconnaissance satellite reputed to be the largest eavesdropping device ever launched into space. The largest unmanned American launch vehicle, the Delta-4 Heavy rocket, roared into the the night sky in Cape Canaveral, Florida on Sunday carrying the mysterious satellite on a…

Gonzales evades criminal prosecution for misleading Congress on NSA spying

The Justice Department has concluded that there is insufficient evidence to bring criminal charges against former Attorney General Alberto Gonzales for allegedly misleading Congress about the Bush administration’s warrantless eavesdropping program. The decision was first disclosed yesterday by reporter Murray Waas in a little-noticed posting on the blog of New…

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