Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Just Another Week in the World of Spies

China - Yang Hengjun, a well-known Australian writer and democracy activist detained by the Chinese authorities in January, has been formally charged with spying... more

Russia - A Moscow court has ruled to keep an American man and Marine veteran suspected of spying in prison for two more months. The court ruled on Friday to keep Paul Whelan behind bars at least until late October. more 

WWW - Freelance site Fiverr offers illegal private spying services... more

UAE - Why the CIA doesn't spy on the UAE... more

Israel shouldn’t let a little spying undo its economic ties with China, ex-chief analyst argues... more

Iran has sentenced a British-Iranian national to 10 years in jail for spying for Israel... more

China’s spies are waging an intensifying espionage offensive against the United States. more

USA - Patrick Byrne resigned suddenly as CEO of Overstock.com last Thursday, after mounting controversy surrounding his past romantic relationship with alleged Russian agent Maria Butina. Butina is now serving an 18 month prison sentence for conspiring to promote Russian interests through conservative U.S. political groups. more

Australia - Intelligence agencies warn of 'unprecedented scale' of foreign spying within Australia. more

Iran - Environmentalists filming Iran’s endangered cheetahs could be executed for spying. more

India sending spying devices to Pakistan via balloons... more

USA - The spy in your wallet: Credit cards have a privacy problem... In a privacy experiment, we bought one banana with the new Apple Card — and another with the Amazon Prime Rewards Visa from Chase. Here’s who tracked, mined and shared our data. more