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.
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.
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.
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.
Leaks from Edward Snowden have helped America's adversaries and represent the most serious breach of classified information in US history.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel demanded answers from President Barack Obama after learning US spies may have monitored her phone.
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.
US fugitive Edward Snowden has been honored with a prize awarded annually by former CIA staff for exhibiting "integrity in intelligence".
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.
Brazil, which has slammed massive US electronic spying on its territory, said Wednesday it would host a global summit on Internet governance in April.
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.
Revelations about the US government's secret surveillance programs has had a big impact on "trust metrics" of Internet companies like Facebook.
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.
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.
The US government spied on Brazilian state-run oil giant Petrobras.
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.
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.
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.
The US government spied on electronic communications between Americans with no links to terror suspects until a judge ruled it illegal in 2011.
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.
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