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  1. April 11, 2014

    White House pressed to release report into CIA torture programme

    The White House is facing intense pressure to release a secret congressional report into the CIA’s torture programme after a...

  2. March 14, 2014

    Dianne Feinstein: Steely inquisitor who calmly skewered the spies

    For more than three years, beginning in 2009, staff members of the US Senate intelligence committee spent their days combing...

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  1. March 12, 2014

    CIA row reopens ‘war on terror’ wounds

    A fortnight before he took office in 2009, Barack Obama indicated that he did not plan to prosecute officials at the Central...

  2. March 11, 2014

    Senator accuses CIA of interfering in torture inquiry

    The head of the Senate intelligence committee claimed on Tuesday that the Central Intelligence Agency may have violated the...

  3. FT Alphaville

    March 7, 2014

    The Krypto$ theory

    This is Kryptos: It’s an encrypted sculpture by Jim Sanborn which stands outside the offices of the Central Intelligence...

  4. March 6, 2014

    US accused of ‘trying to destroy Russia’

    An ally of Vladimir Putin has accused the US and a “global financial oligarchy” of organising the violent overthrow of power...

  5. January 24, 2014

    US softens tone on any Snowden deal

    The US government is beginning to drop hints about opening a legal negotiation with Edward Snowden a week after the White...

  6. January 23, 2014

    Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit – film review

    Chris Pine is going about being younger versions of everyone. Yesterday Star Trek’s Jim Kirk. Today Jack Ryan, Tom Clancy’s...

  7. January 15, 2014

    Obama to give data safeguards to foreigners

    Barack Obama is planning to give foreigners some of the safeguards now afforded to Americans when their personal data are...

  8. January 13, 2014

    Obama will rein in US spies but not hinder their work

    In an atmosphere of near panic about terrorism in the post 9/11 era, US intelligence agencies have been able to operate in a...

  9. January 9, 2014

    US feared threat from ‘virtual bin Laden’

    US intelligence experts were worried that Osama bin Laden would be reincarnated in an “immortal” form: as a virtual avatar,...

  10. December 20, 2013

    Twelve years on, prisoners of Guantánamo Bay face divergent paths

    As Congress made ready a new law this week that could allow most of the 158 detainees still held at Guantánamo Bay to be...

  11. December 13, 2013

    Intelligence: The all-seeing eyes

    Like relaxed work colleagues casually sharing the tricks of the trade, American and British intelligence officers tracking a...

  12. December 6, 2013

    Box adds to soaring start-up valuations

    Valuations are soaring across Silicon Valley with technology companies from cloud storage provider Box to CIA-backed...

  13. December 5, 2013

    CIA-backed Palantir valued at $9bn

    Palantir Technologies, a big data company which works for the US intelligence services, has been valued at about $9bn, after...

  14. November 26, 2013

    Brussels considers options to respond to NSA spying scandal

    Ever since Edward Snowden, the National Security Agency contractor-turned-whistleblower, revealed that US spies were...

  15. November 24, 2013

    US spying fuels popularity of secure messaging app Wickr

    Wickr, the secure messaging app that positions itself “halfway between Snapchat and Snowden”, is set to raise more funds and...

  16. October 25, 2013

    Paul seeks hold on Yellen’s nomination as Fed chair

    Rand Paul, the senator from Kentucky, said on Friday that he intended to place a hold on the nomination of Janet Yellen, the...

  17. October 22, 2013

    Amnesty calls on US to ‘come clean’ over drone strikes

    Amnesty International has called on the US to “come clean” on its justification for drone attacks in Pakistan – as the human...

  18. October 9, 2013

    The security threat posed by Snowden

    In an open society, a delicate balance should always be struck regarding the role of state security services. Britain’s MI5...

  19. October 8, 2013

    US drone market comes under fire as it tries to take off

    Manufacturers of unmanned aircraft have seen the value of their market soar to more than $5bn in just a few years as the...

  20. The World

    September 25, 2013

    From Wacko Birds to Michael Phelps: 10 things you should know about Senator Ted Cruz

    Ted Cruz takes the Senate floor Ten things about Senator Ted Cruz, 42, the junior senator from Texas, who has been talking...

  21. FT Tech Hub

    September 12, 2013

    Mark Zuckerberg says US "blew it" on NSA communications

    Mark Zuckerberg accused the US government of bad PR, saying it failed to communicate the balance of security and economic...

  22. September 11, 2013

    Libya offers no model for ending Syria’s chemical arms threat

    Western leaders were sceptical when the Libyan leader Muammer Gaddafi offered to open up his nation’s chemical and nuclear...

  23. FT Tech Hub

    September 11, 2013

    Judges consider 2012 law from “post-Snowden” perspective

    Federal judges evaluated the privacy and free speech implications of a California law that would create a database of online...

  24. September 8, 2013

    Oil security fears focus on Middle East

    When Antoine Halff, head of markets at the International Energy Agency, launched his organisation’s medium term review of...

  25. August 30, 2013

    UK vote on Syria leaves Obama all but alone on military action

    There was a time in Washington 10 years ago when US leaders loved to turn the television on to watch the British parliament,...

  26. August 29, 2013

    Size of CIA’s budget slice revealed in Edward Snowden leak

    The Central Intelligence Agency has grown rapidly in recent years to devour the largest share of the $52.6bn annual US...

  27. August 8, 2013

    Out of sight, out of mind – a rotten way to quit a war

    Whatever happened to the war? You know the one. The west has been fighting it for a decade. The costs run to a trillion...

  28. July 19, 2013

    Return of CIA agent avoids a new extradition stand-off for US

    A former CIA official convicted in Italy for his role in the kidnapping of a terror suspect has been sent back to the US...

  29. beyondbrics

    July 19, 2013

    New York headlines

    * Sheikh in Barclays rescue sells stake * Chevron employees sentenced in Indonesia corruption case * Record downgrades...

  30. beyondbrics

    July 19, 2013

    London headlines

    * Sheikh in Barclays rescue sells stake * Chevron employees sentenced in Indonesia corruption case * Record downgrades...

  31. July 18, 2013

    Huawei spied for China, claims ex-CIA head Michael Hayden

    Western intelligence agencies believe that Huawei, the Chinese telecommunications giant, has spied on behalf of Beijing, an...

  32. July 9, 2013

    Osama Bin Laden’s life on the run revealed in Pakistan inquiry

    ISLAMABAD – Osama bin Laden lived in plain sight for almost a decade and was once even pulled over for speeding but not...

  33. July 8, 2013

    Brazil acts on US spying allegations

    Brazil pledged to push through anti-spying measures at the UN and International Telecommunications Union after allegations...

  34. July 8, 2013

    Snowden deserves an immediate presidential pardon

    In his second inaugural address, President Barack Obama called upon “We, the People” to preserve America’s ideals of...

  35. The World

    July 1, 2013

    Spying: not everybody does it as well as America

    Protesters in Berlin compare US President Barack Obama with the former Eastern German secret police, the "Stasi" (Getty)...

  36. June 28, 2013

    Tailor-made for the role

    Is anyone else struck by how much Edward Snowden, in the few pictures that have surfaced and are used again and again, looks...

  37. FT Photo Diary

    June 25, 2013

    Afghan soldier stands guard

    Shah Marai/AFP/Getty Images An Afghan security force stands guard as an ambulance arrives near the entrance gate of the...

  38. June 19, 2013

    US and Russia find common ground on Syrian conflict

    Frosty does not quite describe the looks on their faces. When Barack Obama met Vladimir Putin this week, they attempted...

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