Spies

  • Yahoo beefs up security to protect users from snooping 03-04-2014 12:56 PM

    San Francisco: Yahoo has added more layers of security in its effort to shield people's online lives from government spying and other snooping. The measures announced Wednesday include the completion of a system that encrypts all information being transmitted from one Yahoo data centre to another. The technology is designed...
  • Pakistani spy used email, fax to send info: Police 27-03-2014 10:06 PM

    Police on Thursday uncovered a "sophisticated mechanism" via which official information was transferred to Pakistani intelligence agencies by the spy who was arrested on Wednesday. Pak spy Lovedeep Singh, arrested on Wednesday, used the business solution of 'Fax My Way', located at Ashok Vihar of New Delhi, to fax and...
  • It's boom time for detective agencies in run up to Lok Sabha polls 27-03-2014 12:55 PM

    New Delhi: With campaigning for the Lok Sabha polls gaining momentum, private detective agencies are having a boom time as they are being hired on a large scale by candidates and parties to keep a tab on their rivals. Though spy agencies were engaged by parties in previous elections as...
  • China demands explanation from US on Huawei spying report 24-03-2014 02:53 PM

    Beijing: China wants a clear explanation from Washington over a report that the US National Security Agency infiltrated servers at the headquarters of telecoms giant Huawei Technologies Co., a Chinese foreign ministry spokesman said on Monday. Hong Lei, the spokesman, said China was "extremely concerned" about the spying allegations. "Recently,...
  • NSA hacks into email servers of Chinese tech giant Huawei: Report 23-03-2014 11:28 AM

    Berlin: US intelligence agencies hacked into the email servers of Chinese tech giant Huawei five years ago, around the time concerns were growing in Washington that the telecommunications equipment manufacturer was a threat to US national security, two newspapers reported Saturday. The National Security Agency began targeting Huawei in early...
  • MHA accuses Vodafone of secretly sharing data with British agency 11-03-2014 07:53 AM

    New Delhi: Major telecom player Vodafone has been accused by the Union Home Ministry of secretly sharing subscriber data with a British intelligence and security organisation, a charge denied by the company. According to documents of the Internal Security Division of the Home Ministry, Vodafone is alleged to have given...
  • Cyber spying campaign 'The Mask' uncovered 11-02-2014 02:10 PM

    Punta Cana: A computer security software firm has uncovered what it calls the first cyber espionage campaign believed to be started by a Spanish-speaking country, targeting government agencies, energy companies and activists in 31 countries. Dubbed "The Mask," the campaign had operated undetected since 2007 and infected more than 380...
  • No party to get majority in India's 2014 polls: US spy chief 29-01-2014 10:59 PM

    Washington: Coalition politics would continue to dominate India's governance as no party is likely to get a clear majority in the 2014 general election, a senior US intelligence official said on Wednesday. "Coalition politics will almost certainly dominate Indian governance. Since the 1984 national elections, no party has won a...
  • NSA also involved in industrial espionage: Edward Snowden 27-01-2014 07:17 AM

    Berlin: Former NSA contractor Edward Snowden claimed in a new interview that the US agency is involved in industrial espionage. In the interview aired on Sunday night on German public television broadcaster ARD, Snowden said if German engineering company Siemens had information that would benefit the US, but had nothing...
  • Snowden denies getting help from Russia in leaking US secrets: Report 22-01-2014 03:45 PM

    Former US spy agency contractor Edward Snowden said he acted alone in leaking US government secrets and that suggestions by some US lawmakers he might have had help from Russia were "absurd," a US based magazine reported on Tuesday. In an interview the magazine said was conducted by encrypted means...
  • A smartphone that can encrypt all calls, messages to protect them from spies, hackers 20-01-2014 12:06 PM

    London: A new 'snoop-resistant' smartphone that can encrypt all calls and messages to protect them from spies and hackers is being developed. The Blackphone is described by its makers as "the world's first smartphone to put privacy and control ahead of everything else." The Blackphone is being developed by US-based...
  • NSA malware spies on 100,000 computers around the world, including in India 16-01-2014 06:08 AM

    Washington: The US National Security Agency has implanted software in nearly 100,000 computers around the world - but not in the United States - that allows the US to conduct surveillance on those machines, The New York Times reported Tuesday. The Times cited NSA documents, computer experts and US officials...
  • Barack Obama likely to approve surveillance changes: officials 15-01-2014 10:53 PM

    Washington: President Barack Obama is expected to endorse changes to the way the government collects millions of Americans' phone records for possible future surveillance, but he'll leave many of the specific details to Congress, according to three US officials familiar with the White House intelligence review. In a highly anticipated...
  • Snowden worked at US Embassy in Delhi: report 14-01-2014 12:22 AM

    Washington: Intelligence whistleblower Edward Snowden worked at the US Embassy in India and took a course in "ethical hacking" in Delhi, about three years before he leaked the NSA's surveillance programmes that embarrassed the Obama administration. Snowden was in India in his capacity as a National Security Agency (NSA) contractor...
  • NSA developing a quantum computer to crack privacy codes: Report 03-01-2014 02:02 PM

    The US National Security Agency is trying to develop a computer that could ultimately break most encryption programs, whether they are used to protect other nations' spying programs or consumers' bank accounts, The Washington Post reported on Thursday. The report, which the newspaper said was based on documents leaked by...
  • Chinese hackers spied on Europeans before G20 meeting: Researcher 10-12-2013 02:07 PM

    Chinese hackers eavesdropped on the computers of five European foreign ministries before last September's G20 Summit, which was dominated by the Syrian crisis, according to research by computer security firm FireEye Inc. The hackers infiltrated the ministries' computer networks by sending emails to staff containing tainted files with titles such...
  • NSA spying on online gamers across the world: Report 10-12-2013 07:59 AM

    London: American and British intelligence operations have been spying on gamers across the world, media outlets reported, saying that the world's most powerful espionage agencies sent undercover agents into virtual universes to monitor activity in online fantasy games such as World of Warcraft. Stories carried Monday by The New York...
  • Delhi: AAP releases video of alcohol being distributed by parties 03-12-2013 07:40 AM

    New Delhi: As Delhi goes to polls on Wednesday, the Aam Aadmi Party has now released a video of how in violation of the Election Commission guidelines, alcohol is being distributed in Delhi by rival parties. Pointing fingers at the Congress and BJP, Arvind Kejriwal's party has filed a complaint...
  • Court to consider defamation complaint against Modi, others on Nov 26 21-11-2013 06:56 PM

    A Delhi court, on Thursday, fixed November 26 for considering the criminal defamation complaint filed by former IPS officer RB Sreekumar against Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi, BJP President Rajnath Singh and two others over attacks on him in the ISRO spying case. Sreekumar, who retired as the Director General...
  • ISRO spying case: BJP trying to malign me, says RB Sreekumar 19-11-2013 12:39 PM

    New Delhi: Former Gujarat IPS office RB Sreekumar on Tuesday said that the Bharatiya Janata Party has undertaken a malicious propaganda against him by a raking up the 1994 ISRO spying case. "The BJP has undertaken a malicious propaganda against me by raking up a closed case," said Sreekumar. The...
  • BJP attacks Gujarat DGP Sreekumar, rakes up ISRO spy case 07-11-2013 05:06 PM

    BJP, on Thursday, alleged that former Gujarat DGP RB Sreekumar levelled charges of fake encounters against the Narendra Modi's government as a quid pro quo for the UPA dispensation giving him a clean chit in ISRO spy case "fabricated" by him. At a press conference held in New Delhi, BJP...
  • BJP accuses policeman who took on Modi of cooking up ISRO spying case 07-11-2013 02:50 PM

    New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party has launched an all out attack on former Gujarat IPS officer RB Sreekumar accusing him of cooking up the 1994 ISRO spying case. BJP Spokesperson Meenakshi Lekhi has alleged that the anti-Narendra Modi policeman was part of the Intelligence Bureau team which illegally detained...
  • 'No-spy' pact with Germany unlikely despite Snowden's revelations 06-11-2013 07:57 AM

    Washington: The United States is working to improve intelligence cooperation with Germany but a sweeping "no-spy" agreement between the two countries is unlikely, a senior Obama administration official said on Tuesday. German and US intelligence officials are meeting this week following reports that the National Security Agency had monitored German...
  • Google's Eric Schmidt says NSA spying outrageous, illegal if true: Report 04-11-2013 05:42 PM

    Bangalore: Google Inc Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt said widespread US government spying on its data centres would be outrageous and potentially illegal if true, the Wall Street Journal reported. "It's really outrageous that the NSA was looking between the Google data centers, if that's true," Schmidt said in an interview....
  • German journalists advised to stop using Google, Yahoo 02-11-2013 01:07 PM

    Frankfurt: The union representing German journalists advised its members on Thursday to stop using Google and Yahoo because of reported snooping by US and British intelligence. "The German Federation of Journalists recommends journalists to avoid until further notice the use of search engines and e-mail services from Google and Yahoo...
  • Snowden writes to Germans to seek support in spy row 01-11-2013 08:49 PM

    Fugitive US intelligence contractor Edward Snowden has told Germany he is counting on international support to stop Washington's 'persecution' of him for revealing the scale of its worldwide phone and Internet surveillance. In an open letter to a country at the centre of the row over US spying on allies,...
  • US weighs end to spying on leaders: Sources 29-10-2013 10:52 AM

    The Obama administration is considering to end spying on allied heads of state, a senior administration official said, as the White House grappled with the fallout from revelations that the US has eavesdropped on German Chancellor Angela Merkel. The official said late Monday that a final decision had not been...
  • Obama aware of spying on Merkel since 2010, says newspapers 28-10-2013 12:21 AM

    A German newspaper said on Sunday that US President Barack Obama knew his intelligence service was eavesdropping on Angela Merkel as long ago as 2010, contradicting reports that he had told the German leader he did not know. Germany received information this week that the US National Security Agency (NSA)...
  • France summons US ambassador over spying report 21-10-2013 03:26 PM

    Luxembourg/Paris: France summoned the US ambassador on Monday to protest allegations in Le Monde newspaper about large-scale spying on French citizens by the US National Security Agency. The allegations that the agency was collecting tens of thousands of French telephone records risked turning into a diplomatic row just as US...
  • US spy agencies face big layoffs in government shutdown 02-10-2013 10:30 AM

    More than 70 percent of the civilians working for US spy agencies have been deemed "non-essential" employees and face temporary layoffs due to the government shutdown that began on Tuesday, three officials familiar with the matter said. The agencies affected are the Central Intelligence Agency, the Office of Director of...