Counterterrorism detectives and local police are investigating after a couple fall critically ill from exposure to an unknown substance a few miles from where a former Russian spy and his daughter were poisoned in March.
Russia is expelling over 150 diplomats, including 60 Americans, in retaliation for a wave of Western expulsions of Russian diplomats over the poisoning of an ex-spy and his daughter in Britain.
US officials report that foreign spy services, including those operated by China and Russia, are organizing hacked U computer databases to target U intelligence officers and agents.
Russian researchers have discovered that the hard drives of personal computers in 30 countries have been infected by deeply hidden National Security Agency spying software.
A new movie profiles journalist Gary Webb, who exposed the CIA's involvement with the U.S. crack epidemic and later committed suicide.
The idea has since been dismissed by other German politicians, but on a morning talk show, Patrick Sensburg, who is leading the Bundestag's investigation into NSA surveillance, said the government has considered using non-electronic typewriters.
There are several strong female contenders, including one Massachusetts senator, who should challenge the former secretary of state for the Democratic presidential nomination; spies are being recruited on college campuses; meanwhile, the U.S. government will financially reward people who support TAFTA. These discoveries and more after the jump.
NBC has released a score of snippets from the network's interview with Edward Snowden (posted after the jump), and one of the main takeaways is this, in the leaker's own words: "I may have lost my ability to travel, but I've gained the ability to go to sleep at night and to put my head on the pillow and feel comfortable that I've done the right thing even when it was the hard thing. And I'm comfortable with that."
Washington is now spy central. It surveils not just potential future enemies, but also its closest allies as if they were enemies. Increasingly, the structure built to do a significant part of that spying is aimed at Americans, too, and on a scale that is no less breathtaking.Increasingly, the structure built by Washington to do a significant part of its spying is aimed at Americans, and on a scale that is breathtaking.