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German suspect was in contact with State Dept not US spies: Officials

Last Updated: Saturday, July 12, 2014, 05:23

A German defense official under investigation for alleged spying was in contact with a US State Department officer rather than American intelligence agencies, raising questions about whether any espionage occurred, US officials familiar with the case told Reuters on Friday.

Global crackdown nabs 90 `BlackShades` webcam spies

Last Updated: Tuesday, May 20, 2014, 11:31

An international crackdown by the FBI and police in 19 countries has exposed a malware called "Blackshades" that enabled hackers around the world to secretly and remotely control victims` computers.

Russia frees three Georgian spies

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014, 21:52

Russia has freed three Georgian spies who were arrested after the 2008 war, a Georgian official said today, signalling a nascent thaw between the arch-foes.

US spies not caught off-guard by Crimea crisis: General

Last Updated: Saturday, March 08, 2014, 01:14

Accused of failing to anticipate Russian`s actions in Ukraine, US spy agencies insisted Friday they were not caught off-guard and had warned the White House intervention was "imminent."

Bond-style one-way sound device developed

Last Updated: Friday, January 31, 2014, 21:36

Scientists have developed a new `Bond-style` device that may allow spies to listen to someone without having to worry about being heard.

US, British spies tap mobile phone apps: Report

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 28, 2014, 02:54

The National Security Agency and its British counterpart are tapping into smart phone applications to scoop up personal data, the New York Times reported Monday.

Canada spies abroad on behalf of US: Report

Last Updated: Wednesday, December 11, 2013, 03:47

Canada has spied abroad on behalf of the US National Security Agency, according to a classified document cited by public broadcaster CBC.

Norway spies on phones outside country: Spy chief

Last Updated: Wednesday, November 20, 2013, 00:51

Norway`s military intelligence chief on Tuesday said his country carries out surveillance on millions of phone calls in conflict areas around the world and shares that data with allies, including the United States.

Brazil monitored French spies: Report

Last Updated: Wednesday, November 06, 2013, 09:04

Brazil`s intelligence agency monitored French spies it suspected of involvement in the 2003 explosion at a satellite launch base, a newspaper said on Tuesday, though it was finally determined they played no role.

Russia denies head of US exchange program recruiting spies

Last Updated: Thursday, October 24, 2013, 22:52

Russia angrily denied U.S. media reports that the Russian director of a cultural exchange program may be recruiting Americans as spies, saying such allegations risked damaging ties between the two countries.

Dogs set on polio team in Pakistani Punjab, accuse

Last Updated: Tuesday, October 08, 2013, 18:48

A polio vaccination team in Pakistan’s Punjab province had to run for their lives after some people accused them of being CIA spies and set dogs on them, according to a media report on Tuesday.

European spies to be able to snoop on emails

Last Updated: Sunday, February 10, 2013, 21:53

A European spying agency will soon get powers to access a vast range of personal information, including medical data, criminal records, emails and website visits, a media report said Sunday.