The fact that the presidency is attempting to get away with minimal regulation of bulk interception raises doubt about its commitment to ending intelligence abuse.
Smersh was originally set up to trace German spies in the Soviet Union during the Second World War.
The bill seeks greater intelligence powers but neglects oversight.
Cuba gets less attention as an espionage threat than Russia or China, but is a potent player in the spy world. Its intelligence service has already penetrated the US government at least once.
The curious case of the Danish spy chief and former minister may be over, but key questions about secrecy and democracy remain.
The revised law is targeting not only Westerners working in China, but also Chinese nationals who work for foreign companies or organisations or interact with foreigners in any way.
As a key UK trading partner, the government should tread carefully when addressing the very real risks posed by China.
Cutting edge gadgets are unreliable in a world under the threat of artificial intelligence.
The US and China are engaged in a classic power struggle. The question is, who will come out on top?
The Snake network has been detected in more than 50 countries, including Australia.
A scholar of Russia’s legal code explains the case against the Wall Street Journal reporter accused of espionage.
Wall Street Journal reporter Evan Gershkovich is far from the first American journalist to be accused of spying, a media historian explains.
Balloons can still be useful for gathering intelligence when used alongside satellites and aircraft.
Despite China’s complaints about the United States shooting down its balloon, the U.S. was within its rights — and China has done the same thing in the past.
Espionage routinely plays out between countries like the US and China. But a public spectacle like the Chinese spy balloon can change the game.
While human spies are the best-known way nations collect intelligence, there are several methods countries can use to spy on one another.
A Chinese high-altitude balloon violated U.S. airspace, a serious enough breach to nix a high-level diplomatic meeting in Beijing. The balloon itself, however, was not much of a threat.
School officials are becoming increasingly wary of TikTok amid concerns that the app poses a risk to student safety and privacy and makes the nation vulnerable to spies.
Prime minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis admits his intelligence agency surveilled journalists but denies using illegal Predator software on them.
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