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CIA spying on Americans' financial data: report

The Central Intelligence Agency is amassing a huge database of international money transfers that includes the financial and personal data of millions of Americans, The Wall Street Journal reported Thursday.

CIA spying on Americans' financial data: report
Obama not 'poking' into origin of intelligence on allies
Obama not 'poking' into origin of intelligence on allies

President Barack Obama Thursday said he had never poked and probed to find out the origin of US intelligence on key allies like Germany, following a furor over claims US spies eavesdropped on foreign leaders.

Obama not 'poking' into origin of intelligence on allies
Demonstrators hold signs supporting fugitive former NSA contractor Edward Snowden. ©Reuters/Jonathan Ernst
No clemency for Snowden says Obama aide, US lawmakers

A senior White House aide and top US lawmakers on Sunday rejected intelligence leaker Edward Snowden's request for clemency following his disclosures of widespread government surveillance.

No clemency for Snowden says Obama aide, US lawmakers
US spy chiefs hit back in Europe row
US spy chiefs hit back in Europe row

US espionage chiefs turned the tables on European allies in the transatlantic spat over intercepted phone records, saying in many cases it was European agencies -- not the NSA -- that gathered and shared them with America.

US spy chiefs hit back in Europe row
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Snowden's leaks most serious in US history: ex-CIA official

Leaks from Edward Snowden have helped America's adversaries and represent the most serious breach of classified information in US history.

Snowden's leaks most serious in US history: ex-CIA official
Merkel quizzes Obama on reports US spied on her phone
Merkel quizzes Obama on reports US spied on her phone

German Chancellor Angela Merkel demanded answers from President Barack Obama after learning US spies may have monitored her phone.

Merkel quizzes Obama on reports US spied on her phone
S. Korea election meddling scandal threatens Park
S. Korea election meddling scandal threatens Park

A simmering row over alleged election meddling by South Korea's domestic spy service is threatening to boil over into a full-blown scandal that could seriously scald President Park Geun-Hye's administration.

S. Korea election meddling scandal threatens Park
Edward Snowden. ©Reuters/Jason Lee
Edward Snowden given 'integrity in intelligence' award

US fugitive Edward Snowden has been honored with a prize awarded annually by former CIA staff for exhibiting "integrity in intelligence".

Edward Snowden given 'integrity in intelligence' award
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Spying not illegal, says Canada eavesdropping chief

Canada's electronic eavesdropping agency chief spoke for the first time Wednesday since allegations of spying on Brazil's mining and energy ministry, saying its work is legal and doesn't target Canadians.

Spying not illegal, says Canada eavesdropping chief
Brazil to host Internet governance summit next year
Brazil to host Internet governance summit next year

Brazil, which has slammed massive US electronic spying on its territory, said Wednesday it would host a global summit on Internet governance in April.

Brazil to host Internet governance summit next year
US lawmakers propose reforming NSA spying powers
US lawmakers propose reforming NSA spying powers

Lawmakers overseeing US spy agencies on Thursday proposed stricter limits on the government's electronic surveillance while also calling for bolstering its authority to track terror suspects coming to America.

US lawmakers propose reforming NSA spying powers
US spy revelations hurt Web trust: Facebook chief
US spy revelations hurt Web trust: Facebook chief

Revelations about the US government's secret surveillance programs has had a big impact on "trust metrics" of Internet companies like Facebook.

US spy revelations hurt Web trust: Facebook chief
Yahoo CEO fears defying NSA on data could mean prison
Yahoo CEO fears defying NSA on data could mean prison

Yahoo chief Marissa Mayer on Wednesday said she feared winding up in prison for treason if she refused to comply with US spy demands for data.

Yahoo CEO fears defying NSA on data could mean prison
Brazil leader accuses US of spying for 'economic' interests
Brazil leader accuses US of spying for 'economic' interests

Brazil President Dilma Rousseff Monday accused the United States of spying on oil giant Petrobras for its own "economic and strategic" reasons -- not for national security.

Brazil leader accuses US of spying for 'economic' interests
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US spied on Brazil's Petrobras oil firm: report

The US government spied on Brazilian state-run oil giant Petrobras.

US spied on Brazil's Petrobras oil firm: report
Australian tycoon to sue Murdoch, claims wife 'Chinese spy'
Australian tycoon to sue Murdoch, claims wife 'Chinese spy'

Flamboyant Australian billionaire Clive Palmer on Thursday said he plans to sue Rupert Murdoch over unflattering allegations and claimed the media mogul's estranged wife is a Chinese spy.

Australian tycoon to sue Murdoch, claims wife 'Chinese spy'
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Microsoft joins Google in US spying suit

Microsoft on Friday said that a battle to shed light on secret US government requests for Internet user data would play out in court after failed peace talks.

Microsoft joins Google in US spying suit
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Britain has secret Middle East web surveillance base: report

Britain is running a secret Internet surveillance station in the Middle East, a report said Thursday citing the latest leaked documents obtained by fugitive US security contractor Edward Snowden.

Britain has secret Middle East web surveillance base: report
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US admits electronic spying on Americans was illegal

The US government spied on electronic communications between Americans with no links to terror suspects until a judge ruled it illegal in 2011.

US admits electronic spying on Americans was illegal
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'Area 51' landing site for U2 planes, not UFOs: CIA

A newly declassified CIA document confirms the existence of famed "Area 51" in Nevada, but conspiracy theorists will be disappointed the spy agency offers no proof of alien spaceship landings at the site.

'Area 51' landing site for U2 planes, not UFOs: CIA