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With NSA Training, UAE Spies Monitored Rights Activists and Michelle Obama 

With NSA Training, UAE Spies Monitored Rights Activists and Michelle Obama 

From a New York Times story and additional reporting by Al Jazeera: Known as Project Raven, hackers employed state-of-the-art cyber-espionage tools to help the UAE engage in surveillance of other governments, armed groups, and human rights activists critical of the monarchy. Interviews by Reuters news agency in 2019 with former Raven operatives, along with a...

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Could Russian Hackers Turn Out the Lights on Behalf of Trump? 

Could Russian Hackers Turn Out the Lights on Behalf of Trump? 

The ability of Russian intelligence agencies to disrupt U.S. infrastructure should not be doubted, says Jeff Stein at SpyTalk. With a vested interest in President Trump retaining power, the Russians have a motive. Former Bush national security adviser Richard Clarke sees a  threat. In 2018 Dan Coats, the then-director of national intelligence, warned that the...

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Former Bush Adviser Sells Repression in the Middle East

Former Bush Adviser Sells Repression in the Middle East

As counterterrorism adviser to President George W. Bush, Richard Clarke advocated vastly expanded spying powers for the U.S. government. As a private citizen, he sold the same idea to a Persian Gulf oil monarchy. The Reuters investigated, and the resulting story, Made in America shows how and why private intelligence firms are flourishing. Undemocratic governments...

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