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

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

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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.”

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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.

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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

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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.

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