Spanish authorities admitted Thursday they were contacted about a potential summer attack on civilians in Barcelona but dispute the authenticity of an apparent leaked US intelligence document published in the Spanish media.
Following the lead of President-elect Donald Trump, Republicans say their views of Russia and its president, Vladimir Putin, are improving, according to a new poll. The percentage of Republicans who call Russia an enemy has dropped 11 points since August.
Convicted of espionage, ex-CIA agent Jeffrey Sterling has been in prison since June. But on Wednesday in Washington, DC, his wife Holly led the call for a presidential pardon, with support from other whistleblowers and over 100,000 petition signers.
Some 700,000 declassified Central Intelligence Agency files, held on public yet largely inaccessible CIA computers, are just waiting for someone to come along and print them. One Kickstarter project is on the verge of doing exactly that.
Freedom of Information Act requests to the CIA and FBI seeking documents on former officers involved in the Iran-Contra affair have been pre-approved, but before any documents are released, a self-styled “national security geek” must raise over $1,000.
An ex-CIA director claims Edward Snowden should face the death penalty because he has French “blood on his hands.” Some experts, however, cast doubt on that claim, with one saying the Paris attacks are being used as a “good crisis” by those in power.
An Italian artist has declared a ‘brush-and-ink’ war on mass surveillance – he looks for private photos of high-ranking US intelligence officials, reworking them in a stencil technique. He then posts them on walls in capital cities across the globe.