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Tag: espionage

Netflix biopic ‘raises blood pressure’ of Israeli spy’s widow  

Nadia Cohen feels ‘The Spy’ over-dramatises story of executed husband.

Australian bloggers held in Iran return home in possible swap

Australia dismissed ‘speculation’ over reports of a prisoner swap.

Australian travel-blogging couple held in Iran released

A third Australian citizen remains in detention.

FBI arrest man suspected spying for China

Edward Peng Xuehua was seen to be making ‘dead drops’ on multiple occasions.

Netanyahu, Trump deny report of Israeli spying near White House

Reports say US officials believe Israelis most likely to be behind several stingray scanners discovered in downtown Washington in 2017.

US lawmakers ask Pentagon for list of Chinese companies to curb ‘economic espionage’

The lawmakers requested the public release of an updated list as soon as possible to combat China's economic espionage in the US.

Aussie ex-spy offers surprise guilty plea for leaking East Timor plot

East Timor, which gained independence from Indonesian occupation in 2002, is impoverished and depends heavily on oil and gas exports.

US imposes more sanctions on Russia for chemical agent use

The US will limit the export of goods and technology to Russia as part of the new sanctions.

Trump taps Rep John Ratcliffe to replace current spy chief

The current director of national intelligence will step down on Aug 15.

Russian defense contractor developing smartphone spyware, says US firm

A St Petersburg-based defence contractor develops a code that has been aimed at a small number of targets, including those interested in a rebel militia in Russian-allied Syria.

Israel says foiled Iranian spy ring attempt

A statement from the Shin Bet did not give the number or identities of suspects or say if any had been arrested or charged.

Trump denies Iran arrested 17 people accused of being US spies

Iran's announcement follows Washington's statement that it had shot down an Iranian drone, which Tehran denies.

Iran announces arrests, death sentences as CIA spy ring busted

The announcement comes as Iran-US tensions soar after the US withdrew unilaterally from a landmark 2015 nuclear deal and reimposed economic sanctions on the Islamic republic.

Hackers steal data from telcos in espionage campaign

The attackers have compromised companies in more than 30 countries.

Cameron Highlands: Holiday retreat and James Bond’s playground

From being a communist HQ and the scene of an unexplainable disappearance, Moonlight bungalow has many cloak and dagger tales to tell.

Huawei braces for a steep drop in overseas smartphone sales

Huawei sales and marketing managers are internally charting a drop in volumes of anywhere between 40 million to 60 million smartphones this year.

US charges Julian Assange with espionage

The superseding indictment comes a little more than a month after the Justice Department unseal a narrower criminal case against Assange.

Ingenious gadgets, real-world quandaries at Washington’s all-new Spy Museum

Relocated in a gleaming new steel and glass building double the size of its former premises.

State-sponsored espionage group Whitefly behind Singapore cyberattack, says report

Authorities say the attack illegally accessed and copied personal details of clinical patients including high-ranking politicians.

Huawei goes on legal warpath with twin US lawsuits

Huawei Technologies intends to file a lawsuit claiming the US government is overstepping by banning Huawei equipment from certain networks.

Senate panel wants Chinese-funded institutes to change or leave US

A report critical of Chinese-funded Confucius Institutes in the United States comes amid a trade war between Washington and Beijing.

Huawei says US has ‘no evidence’ of 5G spying allegations

Chairman Guo Ping says that the US has no evidence against Huawei and ironically, allows its own entities to access cross-border data.

Trump says order to block Huawei 5G sales is an option

Trump's aides advised him to hold off banning Huawei as trade talks are still ongoing.

Huawei-US spying tiff goes to top mobile fair

The Mobile World Congress in Barcelona is expected to have over 100,000 visitors from the telecoms industry.

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