Why Do Ordinary People Commit Acts of Espionage?

[section_tc][column_tc span=’12’][h_tc type=’2′] Political ideology and money serve as motivators for some people to commit acts of espionage, but they’re not the only factors involved. By Jerad W. ALEXANDER [/h_tc][text_tc timing=’linear’ trigger_pt=’0′ duration=’1000′ delay=’0′] In mid-July, 2018, Mariia Butina, a 29-year-old assistant to the Russian central bank and long-time Vladimir Putin ally Alexander Torshin, was arrested in Washington, D.C., on a charge of “conspiracy to act as an agent of…

South Korean women demand equal justice for internet sex crimes amid ‘spy-cam porn epidemic’

[section_tc][column_tc span=’12’][h_tc type=’2′] Thousands of women took to the streets of Seoul over the weekend to demand that the police fairly investigate digital sex crimes involving hidden cameras. [/h_tc][text_tc timing=’linear’ trigger_pt=’0′ duration=’1000′ delay=’0′] Demonstrators among the 12,000-strong gathering claimed that the police would “speed up” their investigations if the victims of privacy intrusions of a sexual nature were men, while allegedly dragging their feet over abuse cases involving women, including…

Spy agency NSA triples collection of U.S. phone records – official report

[section_tc][column_tc span=’12’][h_tc type=’1′] WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. National Security Agency collected 534 million records of phone calls and text messages of Americans last year, more than triple gathered in 2016, a U.S. intelligence agency report released on Friday said. [/h_tc][text_tc timing=’linear’ trigger_pt=’0′ duration=’1000′ delay=’0′] The sharp increase from 151 million occurred during the second full year of a new surveillance system established at the spy agency after U.S. lawmakers…

Swiss prosecutors charge Germans with industrial espionage – report

[section_tc][column_tc span=’12’][text_tc timing=’linear’ trigger_pt=’0′ duration=’1000′ delay=’0′] BERLIN/ZURICH (Reuters) – Swiss prosecutors are charging three Germans with industrial espionage and violating bank secrecy, a media report said on Tuesday, potentially stoking a simmering dispute between Germany and Switzerland. Zurich prosecutors allege the individuals passed documents to German courts and authorities, several Swiss and German media reported, in the latest twist to a row pitting Switzerland’s long-defended bank secrecy laws against a…

Scientists claim ‘sonic attacks’ in Cuba were likely caused by poorly engineered eavesdropping devices

[section_tc][column_tc span=’12’][ul_tc timing=’linear’ duration=’1100′ delay=’0′][li_tc icon=’el-el_stop’ icon_color=’#cdad00′] US embassy workers in Cuba fell ill after hearing high-pitch sounds [/li_tc][li_tc icon=’el-el_stop’ icon_color=’#cdad00′] The ‘sonic attacks’ were experienced in their homes and hotel rooms [/li_tc][li_tc icon=’el-el_stop’ icon_color=’#cdad00′] It was thought that ‘sonic weapons’ might have been used against them [/li_tc][li_tc icon=’el-el_stop’ icon_color=’#cdad00′] Scientists at the University of Michigan believe that poorly engineered eavesdropping devices might’ve produced the painful sound [/li_tc][li_tc icon=’el-el_stop’ icon_color=’#cdad00′]…

Iran the most dangerous nation for cyberattacks, says Saudi foreign minister

[section_tc][column_tc span=’12’][text_tc timing=’linear’ trigger_pt=’0′ duration=’1000′ delay=’0′] The most dangerous nation for cyber threats is Iran, Saudi Foreign Minister Adel Al-Jubeir told CNBC on Sunday, saying that the country had been attacked “repeatedly” by its adversary. Asked who he believed was the most dangerous nation in terms of cyber attacks and Al-Jubeir was unequivocal. “The most dangerous nation behind cyber attacks? Iran,” Al-Jubeir said. “Iran is the only country that has…

Malawi Suspends Sim Card Registration Due To Eavesdropping Fears

[section_tc][column_tc span=’12’][text_tc timing=’linear’ trigger_pt=’0′ duration=’1000′ delay=’0′] The Malawian government has suspended a weeks-long mass registration of sim cards due to public concerns, Minister of Information and Communications Technology Nicholas Dausi said in a statement, Xinhua reported here on Thursday[br_tc][nbsp_tc][br_tc]LILONGWE,(UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News – 15th Feb, 2018 )::The Malawian government has suspended a weeks-long mass registration of sim cards due to public concerns, Minister of Information and CommunicationsTechnology Nicholas Dausi…

China’s ZTE says is trusted partner after U.S. concern

[section_tc][column_tc span=’12’][text_tc timing=’linear’ trigger_pt=’0′ duration=’1000′ delay=’0′] BEIJING (Reuters) – Chinese telecoms equipment group ZTE Corp hit back on Thursday against concerns from U.S. lawmakers that it is a vehicle for Chinese espionage, saying it was a trusted partner of its U.S. customers, state news agency Xinhua reported. China is trying to gain access to sensitive U.S. technologies and intellectual properties through telecommunications companies, academia and joint business ventures, U.S. senators…

U.S. senators concerned about Chinese access to intellectual property

[section_tc][column_tc span=’12’][text_tc timing=’linear’ trigger_pt=’0′ duration=’1000′ delay=’0′] WASHINGTON (Reuters) – China is trying to gain access to sensitive U.S. technologies and intellectual properties through telecommunications companies, academia and joint business ventures, U.S. senators and spy chiefs warned on Tuesday at a Senate hearing. Republican Senator Richard Burr, chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, said he worried about the spread in the United States of what he called “counterintelligence and information security…

Mexico presidential hopeful says he is target of government spying

[section_tc][column_tc span=’12’][text_tc timing=’linear’ trigger_pt=’0′ duration=’1000′ delay=’0′] MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – A Mexican presidential candidate denounced on Tuesday alleged surveillance of his movements by the government and demanded an explanation, the latest in a series of accusations that Mexico is spying without due cause on its own citizens. Ricardo Anaya, a former congressman in second place in many opinion polls ahead of July’s election, published a video on Twitter that shows…

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