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Israeli Spyware Used to Surveil Activists World Wide

Israeli Spyware Used to Surveil Activists World Wide

Military-grade spyware leased by the Israeli firm NSO Group to governments for tracking terrorists and criminals was used in attempted and successful hacks of 37 smartphones belonging to journalists, human rights activists, business executives and the two women closest to murdered Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, according to an investigation by The Washington Post and 16...

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Former U.S. Defense Secretaries Warn Against a Military Coup  

Former U.S. Defense Secretaries Warn Against a Military Coup  

The statement, published in the Washington Post, is a symptom of America’s imperiled democracy. Ten former Secretaries of Defense, including Dick Cheney, vizier of the George Bush’s presidency, are denouncing President Trump’s efforts to overturn his electoral defeat. Although they don’t use the phrase, they say the danger is a military coup, As senior Defense...

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How the U.S. Intelligence Community Is Intervening in the 2020 Election

How the U.S. Intelligence Community Is Intervening in the 2020 Election

President Trump’s ongoing purge of the intelligence community, along with Bernie Sanders’ surge in the Democratic presidential race, has triggered an unprecedented intervention of U.S. intelligence agencies in the U.S. presidential election on factually dubious grounds. Former CIA director John Brennan sees a “full-blown national security crisis” in President Trump’s latest moves against the intelligence...

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Ex-Obama Official and Washington Post Columnist Quits Israeli Spyware Firm

Ex-Obama Official and Washington Post Columnist Quits Israeli Spyware Firm

NSO, the Israeli private intelligence firm is becoming notorious. Known for spyware that Saudi Arabia and Mexican drug cartels have used to spy on journalists and dissidents, NSO has sought respectability by hiring Americans like Juliette Kayyem, a Harvard professor and Washington Post columnist. I noted last last year that Kayyem’s dual positions as a...

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Ratcliffe’s Spy Agenda: Investigate a Washington Post Leaker

Ratcliffe’s Spy Agenda: Investigate a Washington Post Leaker

Imagine the indictment of a former national security official in the Obama administration for violation of the Espionage Act. Imagine James Clapper or Sally Yates facing the same charges as Julian Assange or Chelsea Manning. That dream of right-wing media (and some left-wing critics) came one step closer to reality Sunday, when President Trump announced...

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