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Federal, Policy

White House launches new war on secrecy

August 23, 2022

Via: POLITICO

The government keeps way too many secrets, the Biden administration asserts. The sprawling spy community — made up of 18 separate intelligence agencies — sees it quite differently. But despite differing worldviews, the White House is quietly gearing up to […]


Cybersecurity

DNC “lone hacker” Guccifer 2.0 pegged as Russian spy after opsec fail

March 23, 2018

Via: ArsTechnica

Soon after the June 2016 announcement by CrowdStrike that the Democratic National Committee’s network had been the victim of a long-running breach perpetrated by Russian intelligence agencies, someone going by the name “Guccifer 2.0” suddenly materialized to take credit for […]


Cybersecurity, Federal, Policy

Don’t Use Huawei Phones, Warn 6 Top U.S. Intelligence Chiefs

February 14, 2018

Via: Fortune

Heads of six U.S. intelligence agencies are warning Americans against using products made by Chinese smartphone manufacturer Huawei. In a Senate Intelligence Committee briefing on Tuesday, the heads of the CIA, FBI, and NSA, the director of national intelligence, and […]


Cybersecurity, Federal, Policy

Three paths for Congress on spy powers

November 1, 2017

Via: FCW

For months the White House, intelligence agencies and large elements of Congress have been united in emphasizing the need to reauthorize the government’s spying powers under Section 702 of the FISA Amendments Act. There is substantially less unity, however, about […]


Federal, Policy

House panel looks to curtail spy powers

October 6, 2017

Via: FCW

On Oct. 5, the House Judiciary Committee unveiled legislation to reform the way intelligence agencies can use surveillance tools, with an eye to keeping more Americans out of the dragnet. The USA Liberty Act would revise Section 702 of the […]


Cybersecurity

Former fed and contractor charged with spying for China

June 26, 2017

Via: FCW

Kevin Patrick Mallory told law enforcement officials that he wrote two unclassified “white papers” and delivered them to individuals he suspected were Chinese intelligence officials. Messages and documents found on Mallory’s electronic device, however, told a different story. According to […]