Wiretapping

  • Obama tells Merkel, Germans he will not wiretap January 19, 2014

    Berlin: US President Barack Obama told Germans and their leader on Saturday he would not let intelligence work damage relations, and differences of opinion between the two countries was no reason to wiretap. In a rare interview on German TV, Obama set out to mend ties frayed last year by media...
  • US administration weighs options for expanding wiretap laws May 9, 2013

    Washington: The Obama administration may seek to end a longrunning debate over Internet wiretaps with proposed legislation that would enable lawenforcement agencies to tap into many types of Internet communications, US officials with knowledge of the matter said. The proposal is aimed at getting past the technical and legal obstacles that...
  • Russia caught Boston bomb suspect on wiretap: Officials April 28, 2013

    Washington: Russian authorities secretly recorded a telephone conversation in 2011 in which one of the Boston bombing suspects vaguely discussed jihad with his mother, officials said on Saturday, days after the US government finally received details about the call. In another conversation, the mother of nowdead bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev was...
  • Bush's wiretapping program illegal: Judge August 18, 2006

    Washington: A federal district judge has struck down as "illegal and unconstitutional" President George W Bush's wiretapping programme and ordered the National Security Agency (NSA) to shut it down. A US district court judge in Detroit, Michigan struck down the NSA's programme to secretly listen on international telephone calls to or...