Espionage

FILE - In this file photo dated Sunday, Sept. 15, 2019, former Venezuelan military spy chief, retired Maj. Gen. Hugo Carvajal walks out of prison in Estremera, outskirts of Madrid, Spain. Spanish police said Wednesday Nov. 13, 2019, they have been unable to locate Venezuelan former spymaster Carvajal, wanted by the United States for extradition on charges of drug trafficking. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez, FILE)
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November 13, 2019 - 6:41 am
MADRID (AP) — Spanish police said Wednesday they have been unable to locate a Venezuelan former spymaster wanted by the United States for extradition on charges of drug trafficking. Police told The Associated Press that its officers have been unable to find Maj. Gen. Hugo Carvajal. News website El...
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Cars drive past the center for advanced education (ZNAF) at the Federal Intelligence Service (BND) in Berlin, Germany, Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2019. Germany's intelligence agencies are inaugurating a joint spy school in the heart of Berlin, a city that was dubbed the 'capital of spies' during the Cold War and remains a hotspot of espionage.(AP Photo/Michael Sohn)
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November 12, 2019 - 1:08 pm
BERLIN (AP) — A room full of grey suits, strict instructions only to photograph the audience from behind and — of course — a medley of James Bond tunes to lighten the mood. Germany's intelligence agencies on Tuesday inaugurated a joint training center in the heart of Berlin, a city that was dubbed...
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FILE - In this Sept. 15, 2019 file photo, former Venezuelan military spy chief, retired Maj. Gen. Hugo Carvajal, walks out of prison in Estremera, outskirts of Madrid, Spain. After a surprising court reversal on Friday, Nov. 8, 2019, the former Venezuelan spymaster accused of attempting to “flood” the United States with drugs is one step closer to being extradited from Spain, The Associated Press has learned. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez, File)
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November 08, 2019 - 3:55 pm
MIAMI (AP) — After a surprising court reversal on Friday, a former Venezuelan spymaster accused of attempting to "flood" the United States with drugs is one step closer to being extradited from Spain, The Associated Press has learned. The fate of Maj. Gen. Hugo Carvajal, who was for over a decade...
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FILE - In this July 9, 2019, file photo a pedestrian walks across the street from the Twitter office building in San Francisco. A complaint unsealed in a federal court detailed a coordinated effort by Saudi officials to recruit employees at the social media giant who could tap into the Twitter accounts of political opponents and access their personal data, including internet protocol addresses that can give up a user's location. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)
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November 08, 2019 - 1:44 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — Family and friends of a former Twitter employee accused of spying for Saudi Arabia call him a dedicated husband and father who has overcome recent mental health struggles, according to letters of support filed to federal court. Ahmad Abouammo, a U.S. citizen and a media partnership...
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This FBI internet wanted poster, released Thursday, Nov. 7, 2019, shows Ali Alzabarah, sought in connection with alleged spying on critics of Saudi Arabia on Twitter. Saudi Arabia, frustrated by growing criticism of its leaders and policies on social media, recruited two Twitter employees to spy on thousands of accounts that included prominent opponents, U.S. prosecutors have alleged. Investigators said Alzabarah is in Saudi Arabia. (FBI via AP)
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November 07, 2019 - 6:25 pm
Allegations that two former Twitter employees spied on users for the Saudi government have spotlighted the threat posed by insiders who exploit their access to the mountains of sensitive data held by tech companies. The Twitter case adds an alarming international dimension to the longstanding...
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FILE - This July 9, 2019, file photo shows pedestrians walking across the street from the Twitter office building in San Francisco. The Saudi government recruited two Twitter employees to get personal account information of their critics, prosecutors said Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2019. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)
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November 06, 2019 - 11:06 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Saudi government, frustrated by growing criticism of its leaders and policies on social media, recruited two Twitter employees to gather confidential personal information on thousands of accounts that included prominent opponents, prosecutors alleged Wednesday. The...
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FILE - In this Aug. 16, 2019, file photo, the logo for Uber appears above a trading post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Two computer hackers have pleaded guilty Wednesday, Oct. 30, to concocting an extortion scheme that entangled Uber in a yearlong cover-up of a data breach that stole sensitive information about 57 million of the ride-hailing service's passengers and drivers. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
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October 30, 2019 - 8:22 pm
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Two computer hackers have pleaded guilty to concocting an extortion scheme that entangled Uber in a yearlong cover-up of a data breach that stole sensitive information about 57 million of the ride-hailing service's passengers and drivers. The pleas entered Wednesday in a San...
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October 28, 2019 - 11:54 am
SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — Bulgaria has expelled a Russian diplomat accused by the prosecutor's office of spying. Bulgaria's foreign ministry said Monday it had asked the Russian ambassador in Sofia to recall a diplomat accused of spying. The prosecutor's office said it had received information from...
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October 24, 2019 - 11:30 am
MOSCOW (AP) — An official Russian commission has recommended a presidential pardon for a Norwegian serving a 14-year sentence for espionage. The recommendation was reported Thursday, one day before Foreign Minister Lavrov is to meet his Norwegian counterpart in the Arctic city of Kirkenes to...
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FILE - In this Sunday April 21, 2019, photo, a Sri Lankan Police officer inspects a blast spot at the Shangri-la hotel in Colombo, Sri Lanka. A Sri Lankan parliamentary committee that investigated April’s Easter suicide bombings has concluded that the country’s spy chief is primarily responsible for the intelligence failure that led to the deaths of 269 people. In its report released Wednesday, Oct. 23, the committee said State Intelligence Service chief Nilantha Jayawardena received information of possible attacks as early as April 4, 17 days before the suicide bombings took place, but there were delays on his part in sharing the intelligence with other agencies. (AP Photo/Chamila Karunarathne, file)
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October 23, 2019 - 12:08 pm
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — A Sri Lankan parliamentary committee that investigated last April's Easter suicide bombings has concluded that the country's spy chief was primarily responsible for the intelligence failure that led to the deaths of 269 people in the attacks. In a report released Wednesday...
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