The NSA has to delete innocent texts involving Americans from the system but there is no requirement to do so for foreign phone numbers
The intelligence agency reportedly inserted radio-transmitters into computers via spies and unwitting users to crack disconnected devices
Extraordinary scenes filmed for new documentary showing the marine mammals in their natural habitats
Edward Snowden's revelations about the NSA have wounded the President almost as much as the disastrous roll-out of his healthcare reform
Appearing for questioning in front of the Home Affairs Select Committee, Alan Rusbridger said: ‘This is an ongoing story we are writing’
Did they play golf in Soviet Russia? If not, then the KGB's idea of burying a secret cache in a bunker on a golf course might seem less slipshod than it did in last night's BBC2 Cold War spy thriller Legacy. After all, how was the KGB to know that British courses are full of perennially useless hackers such as myself who, when bunkered, tends to displace more sand than Lawrence of Arabia charging a Turkish goods train? I'd soon have uncovered it.
Wales praised Snowden for the care he took in the materials he leaked and described the NSA revelations as "incredibly damaging and embarrassing to the US"
Two cases in quick succession have placed US secret agents under scrutiny
Time-traveller Sandbrook's history lesson needed more dissenting voices
Head of human resources turned to lawyers over 'highly defamatory' claims of 'dirty tricks' operation
The heads of MI5, MI6 and GCHQ yesterday told MPs that the information leaked to the press by Edward Snowden, a former employee of the NSA, had significantly compromised their operations.
The heads of Britain’s security services left MPs in no doubt whom they blame for aiding terrorism
The widow of a Russian dissident who died after being poisoned in London broke down in tears as she told how she was struggling to fund a fight to force a public inquiry.
Marina Litvinenko’s fight for answers over the suspicious death of her husband, Alexander, has suffered another defeat after judges refused to protect her from facing crippling costs if she loses her legal battle for a public inquiry.
Fraudsters including Armenians, Turks, Kurds, Japanese, members of al-Qa’ida and the Knights of Malta have tried to claim the money, but no one is sure who it belongs to
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