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CIA Official: Cloud Is More Secure Than Old Tech, Less 'Soul-Crushing'

Federal officials have for years cited cybersecurityas one of their top concerns when moving to the cloud, but a top tech official at theCIAsaid the technology is better equipped than any legacy system to house the country’s most valuable secrets.“Security is an absolutely existential need for every

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Here's How the CIA Taps Start-Ups to Make Killer Spy Tech

Sony PicturesTheCIAonce was pretty much hidden behind a virtually impenetrable field of secrecy. The complications of a connected world today makes that impossible.So theCentral Intelligence Agencyrolled with it, and asReal Clear Life reports, some information on modern spy tech is easy to view on a


He Feared the CIA Would Delete a Document Detailing Its Torture Program. So He Took It.

On our podcast: A Senate investigator who exposed the agency’s torture secrets tells his story.Gina Haspel is sworn in during her confirmation hearing to become CIA director in Washington, D.C., on May 9. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)


Chinese Exec Investigated For Selling Aircraft Carrier Intel to CIA

Sun allegedly passed along classified information to the US’ Central Intelligence Agency regarding the Liaoning’s design and specifications following years of modifications of the Soviet-constructed ship that took place at CSIC’s Dalian shipyard. Since the design of China’s first domestically-built


When Allen Ginsberg met the head of the CIA – and offered him a wager

It is difficult to imagine a more unlikely pairing. Allen Ginsberg, beat poet and icon of the counterculture, and Richard Helms, the director of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) 1966-1973, during the most controversial years of the Vietnam War. But in March 1971, in a drawing room of the Corcor


Former CIA coder charged for Wikileaks espionage ... finally

Ittook a few months, but the Department of Justice hasfinally filed chargesin the largest hack and leak of the CIA in its history. Prosecutors filed a superseding indictment yesterday against Joshua Schulte, a former computer engineer for the agency, who had previously faced charges relating to chil


Former CIA employee charged over leaking of classified hacking tools

A former CIA employee was charged Monday with stealing classified national defense information from the agency that emerged publicly in March 2017, when WikiLeaks began releasing some of the CIA's hacking tools.Joshua Adam Schulte, of Manhattan, was charged in a 13-count superseding indictment retur


Former CIA Worker Was Allegedly Behind Agency's Biggest Leak in History — Now He's Facing Consequences

However, agrand jury indictmentrendered new charges for his alleged role in providing WikiLeaks with the so-called “Vault 7,” a trove of information on the CIA's cyber weapons, hacking tools, and spying techniques.


CIA programmer charged with leaking classified info

Joshua Adam Schulte, 29, was hit with a 13-count superseding indictment Monday that accuses him with everything from the theft of government property to copyright infringement to obstruction of justice.


TODAY headlines: Uproar over Trump’s border policy grows, former CIA employee charged

President Trump prepares to head to Capitol Hill today to meet with lawmakers as public outrage grows over the thousands of migrant children being held in detention facilities. In other TODAY headlines, a former CIA employee has been charged with more than a dozen crimes, including leaking key gover


Full transcript: Former NSA and CIA director General Michael Hayden on Recode Decode

On this episode ofRecode Decode, hosted by Kara Swisher, retired U.S. Air Force General Michael Hayden talks up his new book, “The Assault on Intelligence: American National Security in the Age of Lies.” Hayden, who directed the NSA under President Clinton and the CIA under President George W. Bush,


A former CIA employee is charged over the Vault 7 leak of classified material

Federal prosecutors charged Joshua Adam Schulte, 29, a former employee of the CIA, with the theft of classified material secretly passed to WikiLeaks in what became known as the“Vault 7” leak. Schulte is also up on child pornography charges.Contained within the Vault 7 dump of CIA files were details


Former CIA employee charged with leaking hacking tools to WikiLeaks - Hot Air

Joshua Schulte, 29, believed to be behind the WIkiLeaks “Vault 7” disclosures of 2017, in which the site spent months slowly leaking CIA hacking tools, had previously been charged with possession of child pornography.


Former CIA employee charged with leaking classified info

June 19 (UPI) --A former CIA employee was charged with leaking classified information, the Justice Department announced on Monday.Joshua Schulte, 29, was indicted on 13 counts in connection with his alleged theft of classified national defense information from the CIA and transmitting it to an outsi


Former CIA Employee Indicted in Leak of Classified U.S. Secrets

A former CIA employee has been indicted on federal charges of leaking classified national defense secrets.Joshua Adam Schulte, 29, was charged in a 13-count superseding indictment on Monday, about 10 months after he was first arrested on charges of possession of child pornography, federal officials


Former CIA Hacker Charged For Releasing Hack Code To Outside Organization

“Joshua Schulte, a former employee of the CIA, allegedly used his access at the agency to transmit classified material to an outside organization,” Manhattan U.S. Attorney Geoffrey S. Bermansaidin the press release.


Former CIA official charged with unauthorized disclosure of classified info

Former CIA official Joshua Adam Schulte was charged in a new 13-count indictment in relation to the unauthorized theft and disclosure of classified national defense information from the agency, the Justice Department announced Monday.Schulte took the information that “concerned among other things, t


Fmr. CIA Dir.: Trump child separation a 'national security' issue

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Former CIA Employee Charged In Massive Leak Of Confidential Information

The main lobby of the Central Intelligence Agency in Langley, Va., seen last year.Andrew Harnik/AP


Maura Tierney Joins CIA Drama ‘The Torture Report’

EXCLUSIVE: The AffairstarMaura Tierneyis set to co-star inVice Studios’The Torture Report, written and directed by TheBourne UltimatumscribeScott Z. Burns. Tierney will join Adam Driver, Annette Bening, Jon Hamm, Tim Blake Nelson, Ben McKenzie, Matthew Rhys, Jennifer Morrison, and Michael C. Hall.