Government surveillance

December 10, 2017 - 6:03 am
BERLIN (AP) — The head of Germany's domestic intelligence agency says the number of Islamic radicals is growing and becoming increasingly difficult to keep under surveillance as recruiting efforts move underground. Hans-Georg Maassen said in comments released Sunday that the number of adherents of...
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December 01, 2017 - 5:50 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The congressional clock is running out as a handful of bills are batted around Capitol Hill to reauthorize a critical foreign intelligence collection program that expires in four weeks. The House intelligence committee on Friday passed the latest one 13-8. The vote split along...
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Senate Select Committee on Intelligence Chairman Richard Burr, R-N.C., center, arrives for a Republican luncheon with President Donald Trump in Washington, Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2017. The Senate Intelligence Committee has voted to reauthorize a key, widely used foreign surveillance law that is set to expire at the end of the year. The vote was 12-3 to advance the measure to the full Senate. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
October 24, 2017 - 10:26 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate Intelligence Committee voted Tuesday to reauthorize a key, widely used foreign surveillance law that is set to expire at the end of the year. The vote was 12-3 to advance the measure to the full Senate. There is bipartisan support for the surveillance law, which allows...
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In this June 10, 2017 file photo Polish police officers forcibly remove protesters staging an anti-government demonstration in the center of Warsaw, Poland. Amnesty International has issued a report alleging that Poland's authorities have used surveillance, prosecutions and harassment, and even excessive force in rare cases, against peaceful anti-government protesters since 2016. (AP Photo/Alik Keplicz, file)
October 19, 2017 - 10:41 am
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Klementyna Suchanow, a women's rights activist, was filming an anti-government protest in Warsaw in July when she says a police officer grabbed her without warning, pushed her against a traffic light pole and elbowed her in the face. The 43-year-old's case is just one cited by...
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August 16, 2017 - 7:58 am
BERLIN (AP) — Authorities in Germany have formally indicted a Swiss citizen on suspicion of espionage for spying on German tax investigators. Federal prosecutors say the 54-year-old man, identified only as Daniel M. due to German privacy rules, acted as an agent for Switzerland's intelligence...
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August 09, 2017 - 7:07 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A low-flying Russian airplane created a buzz in the nation's capital on Wednesday, but it turns out the surveillance flight over the Capitol, Pentagon and other sites was cleared by the U.S. government under a long-standing global treaty. The flight, which was filmed by The...
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July 13, 2017 - 10:05 pm
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The Australian government on Friday proposed a new cybersecurity law to force global technology companies such as Facebook and Google to help police by unscrambling encrypted messages sent by suspected extremists and other criminals. The new law would be modeled on...
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U.S. Customs and Border Protection supervisor Erik Gordon, left, helps passenger Ronan Pabhye navigate one of the new facial recognition kiosks at a United Airlines gate before boarding a flight to Tokyo, Wednesday, July 12, 2017, at George Bush Intercontinental Airport, in Houston. The Trump administration intends to require that American citizens boarding international flights submit to face scans, something Congress has not explicitly approved and privacy advocates consider an ill-advised step toward a surveillance state. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
July 12, 2017 - 1:07 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — If the Trump administration gets its way, all Americans boarding international flights will have to submit to a face scan, a plan privacy advocates call an ill-advised step toward a surveillance state. The Department of Homeland Security says it's the only way to successfully expand...
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July 05, 2017 - 7:41 pm
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The Kenyan government is rushing to set up systems to increase cybersecurity, but it may also be using the opportunity to increase surveillance as the country prepares for presidential elections next month, an international group promoting the right to privacy said Wednesday...
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A U.S. P3 Orion surveillance plane flies over Marawi city, southern Philippines as Philippine Air Force helicopters and bombers continue air strikes on Friday, June 9, 2017. It's unclear how many people remain trapped in Marawi as government troops battle Muslim militants led by the so-called "Maute" group but army officers have put the figure this week at anywhere from 150 to 1,000. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)
June 10, 2017 - 10:55 am
ILIGAN, Philippines (AP) — American spy planes are helping Filipino troops quell a nearly three-week siege by Muslim militants in a southern city where 13 Philippine marines were killed in the biggest single-day loss for government forces, officials said Saturday. A U.S. Navy aircraft provided...
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