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UPDATED: Sat., July 6, 2019

Mystery of NSA leak lingers as stolen document case wraps up

A high-profile raid at the home of a National Security Agency contractor seemed to be linked to the devastating leak of U.S. government hacking tools, but three years later, with …


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 8, 2018

Former University of Idaho staff recalls project related to Bush surgery

Twenty-nine years ago, instructional media services researchers at the University of Idaho received an eerie phone call.


UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 4, 2018

Mueller recommends no prison for Flynn, citing cooperation

President Donald Trump’s former national security adviser provided so much information to the special counsel’s Russia investigation that prosecutors say he shouldn’t do any prison time, according to a court …


Leaker of secret report on Russian hacking gets 5 years

A former government contractor who pleaded guilty to mailing a classified U.S. report to a news organization was sentenced to more than five years Thursday as part of a deal …


Senate confirms new director of National Security Agency

The Senate on Tuesday confirmed President Donald Trump’s pick to lead the National Security Agency and the U.S. Cyber Command.


Shots fired: FBI probing why SUV tried to enter NSA campus

The FBI is trying to determine why a black SUV carrying three people tried to enter a top-secret intelligence site at Fort Meade, but officials said they don’t believe terrorism …


Trump has chosen nominee to lead NSA, US Cyber Command

President Donald Trump has picked Lt. Gen. Paul Nakasone to be the next director of the National Security Agency and U.S. Cyber Command.


Suspect wounded, SUV stopped after shooting at NSA gate

One person was wounded in a shooting Wednesday morning outside the National Security Agency campus at Fort Meade.


Kaspersky: We uploaded U.S. documents but quickly deleted them

Sometime in 2014, a group of analysts walked into the office of Eugene Kaspersky, the ebullient founder of Russian cybersecurity firm Kaspersky Lab, to deliver some sobering news. Kaspersky’s anti-virus …


Bipartisan bill seeks to limit use of foreign surveillance

Republicans and Democrats on the House Judiciary Committee set the stage for a fight with the White House by pushing a bill that would require law enforcement to get a …


Top intelligence official on National Security Council is out

Ezra Cohen-Watnick, the 31-year-old hired by retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn to serve as the senior director for intelligence programs at the National Security Council, was fired on Wednesday afternoon, …


Accused leaker shared harsh opinions on Trump before arrest

Before she was charged with leaking U.S. government secrets to a reporter, Reality Leigh Winner shared sometimes scathing opinions on President Donald Trump and his policies for the whole world …


Microsoft faulted over ransomware while shifting blame to NSA

There’s a blame game brewing over who’s responsible for the massive cyberattack that infected hundreds of thousands of computers. Microsoft is pointing the finger at the U.S. government, while some …


Analysis: Trump’s sharing of intelligence could damage U.S. alliances

For months, U.S. allies have anxiously wondered if President Donald Trump could be trusted with some of the world’s most sensitive national security secrets.


UPDATED: Sat., April 15, 2017

Microsoft says users are protected from alleged NSA malware

Up-to-date Microsoft customers are safe from the purported National Security Agency spying tools dumped online, the software company said Saturday, tamping down fears that the digital arsenal was poised to …


UPDATED: Sat., April 8, 2017

Hacker group releases password to alleged NSA files

A secretive group that published a trove of hacking tools allegedly used by U.S. spies has released a password that it says can unlock related files.


Why the CIA is using your TVs, smartphones and cars for spying

The latest revelations about U.S. government’s powerful hacking tools potentially takes surveillance right into the homes and hip pockets of billions of users worldwide, showing how a remarkable variety of …


Trump considering plans to restructure intelligence agency

President-elect Donald Trump is considering plans to restructure and slim down a top U.S. intelligence agency, a person familiar with the discussions said Thursday. The move comes after Trump questioned …


Controversy has swirled around Trump’s reported pick for national security adviser

National security advisers typically work in the shadows, but President-elect Donald Trump’s reported pick for the key job, Michael Flynn, is more of a flame-thrower who has labeled the Muslim …


Contractor in NSA case had intelligence officers’ names, official says

Classified information stolen by a former National Security Agency contractor included the names of covert intelligence officers, according to a federal court filing on Thursday.


Government alleges massive theft by NSA contractor

Federal prosecutors in Baltimore on Thursday said they will charge with violating the Espionage Act a former National Security Agency contractor accused of carrying out perhaps the largest theft of …


NSA contractor accused of taking classified information

A contractor for the National Security Agency has been arrested on charges that he illegally removed highly classified information and stored the material in his house and car, federal prosecutors …


Congressional report slams NSA leaker Edward Snowden

A House intelligence committee report on National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden says he’s not a whistleblower and that the vast majority of the documents he stole were military and …


Movie review: ‘Snowden’ is the Hollywood version of events in NSA leak case

Credits: Directed by Oliver Stone, starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Shailene Woodley, Melissa Leo, Zachary Quinto, Tom Wilkinson, Rhys Ifans, Ben Schnetzer, Nicolas Cage


Hacker group claims to have stolen NSA ‘cyberweapons’

A mysterious group that calls itself the Shadow Brokers claims to have hacked into the National Security Agency, stolen powerful cyberweapons and surveillance tools, and put them up for auction.


Edward Snowden joins Twitter, immediately gets more followers than NSA

Edward Snowden, the whistleblower and fugitive who exposed the mass-surveillance practices at the National Security Agency, is now on Twitter, and he already has way more Twitter followers than the …


Senate tweaks House bill to revamp NSA surveillance

WASHINGTON – However Congress resolves its impasse over government surveillance, this much is clear: The National Security Agency will ultimately be out of the business of collecting and storing Americans’ …


NSA: 1 dead after car rams police vehicle at Fort Meade

Officers opened fire after two men dressed as women refused to stop Monday at the National Security Agency gate at Fort Meade and then smashed into a police vehicle blocking …


Privacy argument proves tough sell in Coeur d’Alene woman’s NSA case

Federal appeals court judges were skeptical Monday of a Coeur d’Alene woman’s arguments that cellphone surveillance by the National Security Agency violates her constitutional right to privacy. Coeur d’Alene nurse …


Tech giants seek to halt overseas snooping by U.S.

NEW YORK - Microsoft Corp. and four other large American technology companies are using a Manhattan court case to draw a line in the cloud, saying the U.S. government has …