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Report: U.S. Increasing Spies in Africa

The US has expanded its secret intelligence forces in Africa, with Special Operations forces establishing a network of small air bases to spy on terrorist hideouts, The Washington Post reported on Thursday.


A glimpse into shadowy world of spies

The infiltration of an agent into the ranks of al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula provides a rare insight into the shadowy world of counter-terrorism and the problems for both intelligence agencies and al-Qaeda in knowing whom to trust.


AP Exclusive: CIA following Twitter, Facebook

In an anonymous industrial park, CIA analysts who jokingly call themselves the "ninja librarians" are mining the mass of information people publish about themselves overseas, tracking everything from common public opinion to revolutions.

Senh: There's just so much private information in these networks, it only makes sense to gather and filter them.


US report blasts China, Russia for cybercrime

Cyber-attacks by Chinese and Russian intelligence services, as well corporate hackers in those countries, have swallowed up large amounts of high-tech American research and development data, and that stolen information has helped build their economies, U.S. intelligence agencies have concluded.

Senh: The United States doesn't like China and Russia. First, there was the study that those two countries are the most corrupt. Now, they also commit the most cyber crimes.


'Credible, unconfirmed' 9/11 threat to U.S., officials say

U.S. officials said Thursday evening they have "specific, credible but unconfirmed" information about a potential threat against the United States coinciding with the 10th anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks.


British Spy Loses Top Secret Information in a Handbag

The drugs liaison officer lost a computer memory stick said to contain a list of undercover agents' names and details with more than five years of intelligence work.


CIA reportedly declined to closely evaluate harsh interrogations

Current and former U.S. officials say the failure to carefully examine the value of 'enhanced' methods like waterboarding -- despite calls to do so as early as 2003 -- was part of a broader trend.

The CIA used an arsenal of severe interrogation techniques on alleged Al Qaeda prisoners for nearly seven years without ever seeking a rigorous assessment of whether the methods were effective or necessary, according to current and former U.S.


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