BBC To Snoop On Your Wi-Fi – And It’s Legal

The BBC will be deploying a new technology to spy on your Wi-Fi in your own home to see if you are watching their programmes ‘illicitly’. And they’ve been given the legal dispensation to do so.

MPs Vote To Decriminalise Non-Payments Of TV License

FBI Employee Pleads Guilty to Spying for China

FBI electronics technician Kun Shan Chun, a.k.a. Joey Chun, entered a guilty plea on Monday to acting as an agent for the government of China and passing sensitive material to Chinese officials in that capacity.

Kun Shan Chun, an FBI employee who pleaded guilty in federal court to having acted as an agent of the Chinese government, is pictured in New York City, New York, U.S. August 1, 2016. REUTERS/NATE RAYMOND

Chinese Man Sentenced to Death for Leaking Classified Documents

48-year-old Huang Yu, a computer technician in the Sichuan Province of southwestern China, has been sentenced to death for leaking over 150,000 classified documents to an unspecified foreign spy agency, according to Chinese state television.

Chinese Man Sentenced to Death for Leaking Classified Documents

Taiwan-Born Navy Lieutenant Commander Charged with Espionage

Navy Lt. Commander Edward Lin has been charged with giving “secret information relating to the national defense to a representative of a foreign government,” with “intent or reason to believe it would be used to the advantage of a foreign nation.”

Mass Communication Specialist 1st class Sarah Murphy/ Navy

Polish Senate Approves Internet Surveillance Law

(AFP) – Poland’s senate on Friday approved a controversial amendment making it easier for the secret service and police to access Internet data, stoking concerns about the state of democracy in the EU member. The new measure will notably give

Polish Senate

Israel ‘Disappointed, not Surprised’ by Massive US, UK Spying Exposé

Israel said it was disappointed, but claimed not to be surprised, by the revelation that the US and British intelligence services have spied on its air force operations for at least 18 years. The intel breach was described by one Israeli security source Friday as “an earthquake… the worst leak in the history of Israeli intelligence.”

U.S.-Israel relations

NSA Spies on Israel–and Obama’s Opponents

The revelation Tuesday by Adam Entrous and Danny Yadron of the Wall Street Journal that the National Security Agency (NSA) has been spying on Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s conversations with congressional leaders represents the latest–and worst–partisan abuse of power by the Obama administration.

Obama, Netanyahu to meet at White House after antagonistic year

Report: Obama’s NSA Spied on Congress & American Jewish Organizations

In the midst of its espionage operations against the State of Israel, the Obama administration’s National Security Agency (NSA) listened in on private conversations conducted with members of the U.S. Congress and American-Jewish groups, a late Tuesday report in the Wall Street Journal reveals.

The Associated Press

Israeli Spy Pollard Released From US Prison

After 10,956 days behind bars in the US, convicted Israeli spy Jonathan Pollard left his prison in North Carolina in the early hours of Friday morning. “The people of Israel welcome Jonathan Pollard’s release,” said Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in

Jonathan Pollar

China to Impose Orwellian ‘Social Credit System’ on Internet Users

The latest brainstorm from the Chinese Communist Party is a system for monitoring the Internet activity and financial transactions of its citizens, computing a “social credit” score on the acceptability of each person’s behavior, similar to the credit ratings compiled by financial institutions.


Europe Drops the Hammer on Tech Startups over Edward Snowden Leaks

(Ferenstein Wire)—The technology industry is scrambling to understand how it will continue business in Europe, after the continent’s high court struck down a privacy agreement that protected U.S.-based companies operating abroad, known as Safe Harbor.


NYT: AT&T Is NSA’s Biggest Partner in Spying on American Communications

For years, security-minded politicians have been saying that U.S. spy agencies and the private sector need to have a better working relationship to stop terrorism. But if the arm-in-arm relationship between communications giant AT&T and the National Security Agency is any indication, that relationship is already in full bloom. Worse, the government has been paying AT&T millions to supply the info.


U.S. Charges Six Chinese Nationals With Economic Espionage

REUTERS– The U.S government charged six Chinese nationals with economic espionage, saying they stole secrets from two companies that develop technology often used in military systems, the Department of Justice said on Tuesday. It was the third time in as

U.S. and China work to repatriate Chinese officials accused of corruption