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Google is not removing Saudi government app which lets men spy on their wives

Absher allows men to track women and control their movement

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Former US Air Force agent charged with defecting to Iran

She also helped the Revolutionary Guard target her former colleagues

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Don’t fall in love on Facebook, warns Hamid Nehal Ansari

Says getting deported was the happiest moment of his life

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India court jails ex-diplomat for spying for Pakistan

An Indian diplomat convicted of passing state secrets to Pakistan’s intelligence services has been jailed for three years, her lawyer said Sunday. Madhuri Gupta was found guilty in a New Delhi court on Friday of “spying and wrongful communication of information” while posted to the Indian embassy in Islamabad. Gupta, 61, was arrested in 2010…

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Saudi court starts trial of two Arabs accused of spying for Mossad

A Saudi Arabian court began the trial of two Jordanians accused of spying against the kingdom for Israel’s Mossad intelligence agency, Saudi-owned al-Arabiya said on Monday. The charges under consideration by the Specialized Criminal Court include plotting a terrorist act during the annual Muslim haj pilgrimage four years ago and supporting Islamic State militants, Al-Arabiya…

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Russia warns Britain over spy poisoning speculation as May readies response

London, March 12: Russia warned the British government Monday it was playing a “dangerous game” that risked harming bilateral ties as Prime Minister Theresa May prepared to update MPs on a spy attack that politicians and the media have linked to Moscow. May will make a statement to the House of Commons after chairing a…

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Google ‘spying’ on Android users’ location

NEW YORK: A new report shows that Google has been accessing data about Android users’ locations, even when the user believes that the data is being kept private. According to a report, Google has been able to access users’ data about their locations due to Android phones collecting addresses of mobile towers. That data is…

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Indian drone shot down by Pakistan army

ISLAMABAD: An Indian quadcopter spying across the Line of Control (LoC) in Rakhchikri Sector was shot down by Pakistan army on Friday. In a statement on Twitter, DG ISPR Maj-Gen Asif Ghafoor said that the wreckage of spying drone shot down by shooters was held by Pakistan army. “Indian quadcopter spying across LOC in Rakhchikri…

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Saudi condemns 15 to death for spying for Iran

A Saudi court Tuesday sentenced 15 people to death for spying for the kingdom’s rival Iran, local media and a source close to the case said, in a move likely to heighten regional tensions. The source told AFP that most of the 15 Saudis were members of the kingdom’s Shiite minority. Their trial opened in…

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China demands end to US spying over South China Sea

BEIJING: Beijing demanded an end to U.S. surveillance near China on Thursday after two of its fighter jets carried out what the Pentagon said was an “unsafe” intercept of a U.S. military reconnaissance aircraft over the South China Sea. The incident, likely to increase tension in and around the contested waterway, took place in international…

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Four Afghan secret agents arrested from Karachi

KARACHI: Four personnel of Afghan intelligence have been arrested in Karachi during a joint raid by intelligence agencies. According to security sources, the law-enforcers launched a crackdown on illegal immigrants in Rizvia Colony and arrested four personnel of Afghan army and police. Pakistan’s intelligence agencies conducted a raid and arrested Afghan secret agents including Amanullah,…

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EU court strikes down transatlantic data deal in Facebook case

LUXEMBOURG: The EU’s top court on Tuesday ruled that a key transatlantic data deal relied on by companies such as Facebook was invalid in the light of spying revelations in the Edward Snowden scandal. “The Court of Justice declares that the (European) Commission’s US Safe Harbour Decision is invalid,” it said in a decision on…

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Ending NSA spying would boost terror threat: CIA chief

WASHINGTON: CIA chief John Brennan warned Sunday that allowing vital surveillance programs to expire could increase terror threats, as the US Senate convened for a crunch debate on whether to renew the controversial provisions. With key counterterrorism programs set to expire at midnight Sunday, the top intelligence official made a final pitch to senators, arguing…

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India claims caging in a 'spy pigeon' from Pakistan

NEW DELHI: Indian police said Friday they have detained a pigeon that flew into a village near the heavily militarised border with Pakistan on suspicion it was being used for espionage. Indian Punjab police said they had X-rayed the bird to see whether it was carrying anything suspicious after a villager spotted a stamp under…

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NSA's phone spying program ruled illegal

NEW YORK: A U.S. spying program that systematically collects millions of Americans' phone records is illegal, a US federal appeals court ruled on Thursday, putting pressure on Congress to quickly decide whether to replace or end the controversial anti-terrorism surveillance. Ruling on a program revealed by former government security contractor Edward Snowden, the 2nd U.S….

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Computer spying malware with 'stealth' features uncovered

LOS ANGELES: An advanced malicious software application has been uncovered that since 2008 was used to spy on private companies, governments, research institutes and individuals in 10 countries, anti virus software maker Symantec Corp said in a report on Sunday. The Mountain View, California-based maker of Norton anti virus products said its research showed that…

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Pakistani charged with selling smartphone spying software

SAN FRANCISCO: US prosecutors have indicted a Pakistani man for marketing a StealthGenie application that could be used to secretly spy on calls, texts, and other activity on smartphones. Charges leveled against 31-year-old Hammad Akbar, 31, of Lahore, Pakistan, were billed by the US Department of Justice as the first-ever criminal case centered on the…

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India summons US envoy on spying claim

NEW DELHI: India summoned the top diplomat from the US embassy Wednesday to complain for the third time about spying following new allegations that Washington's National Security Agency targeted the ruling party. “What we have said is that we expect a response and an assurance that this won't happen again,” a foreign ministry source told…

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Netanyahu moves to calm clamour over U.S. spying allegations

JERUSALEM: Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu moved on Sunday to avoid friction with the United States over allegations it spied on Israeli leaders, slappingdown demands in his cabinet to press Washington for redress. Several Israeli cabinet members and lawmakers latched onto the reported U.S. espionage as an opportunity to call on Washington to free jailed Israeli…

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Malaysia, Singapore in spying dispute

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia's government summoned Singapore's high commissioner for talks on Tuesday, saying it was “extremely concerned” by media reports that the city-state helps Western intelligence agencies spy on its Southeast Asian neighbour.Malaysia's government summoned Singapore's high commissioner for talks on Tuesday, saying it was “extremely concerned” by media reports that the city-state helps Western…

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