SPY

  • Madonna gives fans an early x-mas gift; releases six new songs 6 days ago

    London: Pop star Madonna released six tracks from her new album 'Rebel Heart' over one night after demos of the songs were leaked earlier this week. She says this her "early Christmas gift" for her fans. The singer's album is due to release in March, reports mirror.co.uk. The 56-year-old took to Twitter,...
  • Delhi polls: AAP to use spy cams to stop money power November 19, 2014

    New Delhi: The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) will provide its workers spy cameras to stop the use of money and muscle power by other political parties in the upcoming Delhi assembly polls. "Spy cameras will be given to AAP volunteers so that they can video record the illegal means adopted by...
  • Netaji deputy, Nehru aide ACN Nambiar was Soviet spy: British documents October 25, 2014

    London: A deputy of freedom fighter Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose, an "old friend" of Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru and a former Indian ambassador, ACN Nambiar, has been described as a Soviet spy. According to documents declassified under the 30-year-rule at the National Archives, Nambiar went to Berlin in 1924 as a journalist...
  • Arrest of ISI spies have created panic among people: M Karunanidhi September 14, 2014

    Chennai: DMK chief M Karunanidhi said the arrest of ISI spies and their activities in Tamil Nadu has created panic among people and asked why no arrests have been made in connection with the May 1 twin bomb blasts in a train at the Central Railway Station in which a...
  • Japan pushes North Korea to resolve abductions September 13, 2014

    Tokyo: Japan's prime minister turned up the pressure on North Korea on Saturday to answer questions over the fate of possibly hundreds of Japanese citizens believed to have been abducted by the North's agents in the 1970s and '80s. Shinzo Abe told a rally in Tokyo that he will not back...
  • Sri Lankan arrested on the charge of spying for Pakistan September 11, 2014

    New Delhi: A Sri Lankan national was arrested by National Investigation Agency (NIA) on the charge of spying on behalf of Pakistan. Arun Selvarajan was arrested by NIA for his alleged involvement in espionage activities at the instigation of Pakistan, official sources said. Selvarajan was found in possession of two...
  • Colin Firth to play a gentleman spy in the upcoming film 'Kingsman: The Secret Service' July 26, 2014

    San Diego: Colin Firth is a "gentleman spy" with a killer umbrella and Samuel L. Jackson is a bloodhating villain with a lisp in Fox's forthcoming 'Kingsman: The Secret Service.' The two actors were joined by fellow cast members and the film's writer Friday at ComicCon to present an early look...
  • US government software standards may enable spying by NSA July 15, 2014

    San Francisco: US government standards for software may enable spying by the National Security Agency through widely used coding formulas that should be jettisoned, some of US' top independent experts concluded in papers released on Monday. Such mathematical formulas, or curves, are an arcane but essential part of most technology...
  • Nargis Fakhri: I'm more comfortable in Bollywood than Hollywood July 10, 2014

    Mumbai: Actress Nargis Fakhri, who is making her debut in Hollywood with the film 'Spy', says she is comparatively more comfortable in Bollywood. "I think I am feeling comfortable in Bollywood more than in Hollywood because I have spent more time here now and I am understanding a lot of things....
  • Reports of BJP being spied upon by NSA embarrassing, says US Senator John McCain July 3, 2014

    US Senator John McCain who is in India on a twoday visit has told CNNIBN that reports of the Bharatiya Janata Party being spied upon by the National Security Agency is embarrassing. Speaking to CNNIBN, he has also admitted that there is a need for more judicial and Congressional supervision...
  • Government has taken cognizance of spying report: BJP July 2, 2014

    New Delhi: The government has taken cognizance of the reports of the US spying over the BJP and it should not happen again, the party said on Wednesday. "The government has taken cognizance of the reports, and it is unfortunate. It should not happen again," Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) spokesperson Syed...
  • Vidya Balan admits that she used to spy on her college crush July 2, 2014

    New Delhi: Among the three major sleuth films that were announced last year, it is Vidya Balan's 'Bobby Jasoos' that is being presented to the audience first and the actress is glad to be leading the race to the theatres. The other two films are Dibakar Banerjee's 'Byomkesh Bakshi', a period...
  • India summons US diplomats over snooping of BJP, calls it unnaceptable July 2, 2014

    New Delhi: India has strongly taken up the issue of the US National Security Agency spying upon the Bharatitya Janata Party and has summoned US diplomats. The government has called the snooping of the BJP 'unacceptable' and has sought assurance from the US that it will not happen again. However, officials...
  • US NSA spied upon BJP, 5 other foreign political parties, 193 governments July 1, 2014

    New Delhi: The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party was one of the six foreign political parties that was spied upon by the United States of America's National Security Agency according to documents published by whistleblower Edward Snowden through the Washington Post. According to the documents, which have also been accessed by...
  • Vidya Balan dons the detective hat in real life; set to spy on colleagues through 'Bobby Jasoos' blog June 12, 2014

    New Delhi: Actress Vidya Balan, who will be seen as a detective in her forthcoming film "Bobby Jasoos", is going to start spying on Bollywood stars through a blog. Titled Bobby Ko Sab Malum Hai, the blog will have Bobby writing, sharing exclusive Bollywood news and gossip. The actress will be...
  • China state media wants Apple, Google to be severely punished for spying June 4, 2014

    Beijing: Chinese state media lashed out at Google Inc, Apple Inc and other US technology companies on Wednesday, calling on Beijing "to punish severely the pawns" of the US government for monitoring China and stealing secrets. US companies such as Yahoo Inc, Cisco Systems Inc, Microsoft Corp and Facebook Inc threaten...
  • Indian spy says treated worse back home than in Pakistan jail June 4, 2014

    Srinagar: Sent on a mission to Pakistan 37 years ago, there has been little by way by appreciation for Indian spy Vinod Sahani. So much so that he feels that his own country has treated him worse than a state which tortured and kept him in jail for 11 years....
  • Police vs police fight in Bangalore, public not amused May 31, 2014

    Bangalore: In Bangalore, a revolt has been brewing within the police department. This after a senior IPS officer was accused of clicking a woman's picture at a coffee shop. The officer claims it's an attempt by senior officers from the police department to defame him. Additional Director General of...
  • YSR Congress MP joins TDP May 25, 2014

    In a blow to the YSR Congress, one of its party MPs on Sunday joined the rival TDP, which is set to form the government in Andhra Pradesh. A threetime Nandyal MP, S P Y Reddy, who was elected on a YSR Congress ticket, switched over to TDP. He was elected...
  • Yahoo beefs up security to protect users from snooping April 3, 2014

    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 to...
  • Pakistani spy used email, fax to send info: Police March 27, 2014

    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 email...
  • It's boom time for detective agencies in run up to Lok Sabha polls March 27, 2014

    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 March 24, 2014

    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, the international...
  • NSA hacks into email servers of Chinese tech giant Huawei: Report March 23, 2014

    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 2009...
  • MHA accuses Vodafone of secretly sharing data with British agency March 11, 2014

    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 February 11, 2014

    Punta Cana: A computer security software firm has uncovered what it calls the first cyber espionage campaign believed to be started by a Spanishspeaking 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 targets...
  • No party to get majority in India's 2014 polls: US spy chief January 29, 2014

    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 January 27, 2014

    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 January 22, 2014

    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 from...
  • A smartphone that can encrypt all calls, messages to protect them from spies, hackers January 20, 2014

    London: A new 'snoopresistant' 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 USbased...