US secret services have recruited more than a dozen officials in various German government ministries to work as spies, with some of them working for the CIA for many years, a German tabloid reported on Sunday.
Germany's relations with the United States reeled further on Monday over new spying allegations, with commentators demanding a tough response to the reported US purchase of classified documents from a German double-agent.
According to a new book about to hit the shelves in the UK, Israel eavesdropped on phone conversations between US president Bill Clinton and the late Syrian leader Hafez Assad during sensitive peace negotiations between Israel and Syria in 1999.
While the United States has warned against buying Chinese routers due to surveillance concerns, a new book about the Edward Snowden revelations states America has been intercepting and tinkering with routers intended for foreign customers.
Israeli Minister of International Relations, Intelligence and Strategic Affairs Yuval Steinitz on Saturday denied vehemently a Newsweek report that Israel is involved in massive spying activities against the US.
When White House national security advisor Susan Rice’s security detail cleared her Jerusalem hotel suite for bugs and intruders Tuesday night, they might’ve had in mind a surprise visitor to Vice President Al Gore’s room 16 years ago this week: a spy in an air duct.
A new report shows that 16 years ago an Israeli spy hid in an air duct in the hotel room of the vice president of the United States at the time but US officials quickly hushed up the incident after they learned about it.
Speculation is rising about why the head of the parliamentary committee investigating NSA spying in Germany quit on Wednesday. The opposition claims he was pushed in an attempt to avoid souring relations with the US.
US spy bosses have ignored a request from Chancellor Angela Merkel to look at her secret service file, according to reports on Wednesday. It came as the chairman of the committee investigating NSA spying in Germany resigned.
The US National Security Agency's vast eavesdropping programmes amassed more than 300 reports on German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Der Spiegel has reported, citing information leaked by former US intelligence contractor Edward Snowden.
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Barack Obama's recent ban on monitoring Angela Merkel's communications had forced the NSA to turn to other sources of European data. Reports say the agency has switched to spying on hundreds of German officials - including the interior minister.
On the occasion of President François Hollande's visit to the US, he and American President Barack Obama said on Tuesday they have settled differences over digital spying efforts revealed by leaker Edward Snowden.
The US ambassador admitted on Tuesday the tapping of Chancellor Angela Merkel’s phone by US security services was “stupid”. He was speaking minutes before it emerged the phone of Merkel’s predecessor was also targeted.
Citing worries about foreign surveillance efforts, the government of Switzerland has ordered tighter control methods on its own computer and phone technology systems in order to prevent Swiss communications from being monitored.
US intelligence spied on former Chancellor Gerhard Schröder from 2002, when he was leading European opposition to the Iraq invasion, it was reported on Tuesday, adding fuel to a row over spying on incumbent Angela Merkel.
The US National Security Agency and its UK counterpart, GCHQ, have the ability to harvest sensitive personal data from phone apps that transmit users’ data across the web, such as the extremely popular Angry Birds game.
President Obama has outlined reforms of America's controversial surveillance tactics - which had ensnared millions of people's phone calls, texts and emails around the globe. After praising the NSA and its importance to security, he admitted it made mistakes in its collection of private data.
When leaked files from the US National Security Agency revealed that the American spies had been keeping close tabs on a key ally - Germany - the government there was furious, comparing the practices to those of the East Germany's notorious secret police.
The National Security Agency has collected almost 200 million text messages a day from across the globe, using them to extract data including location, contact networks and credit card details, according to top-secret documents.
The Obama White House is preparing a National Security Agency “reform” package that is aimed at legitimizing and institutionalizing the NSA’s illegal domestic spying operations, while putting in place stringent security measures to prevent disclosures of its crimes such as those made by former contractor Edward Snowden.
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