Today in History

Today in History Today is Sunday, March 29, the 89th day of 2020. There are 277 days left in the year. Today's Highlights in History: On March 29,...

Chinese hacker activity surges amid coronavirus outbreak: US cybersecurity firm

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — U.S. cybersecurity firm FireEye issued an alert Wednesday (March 25) over a spike in cyberspying conducted by a suspected China-nexus cyberespionage actor since January in...

China accuses professor at Japanese university of espionage

BEIJING (AP) — A Chinese citizen who was working as a professor in Japan has been detained in China for alleged espionage and has confessed to spying and other unspecified wrongdoing, Beijing's foreig...

Australia criticizes China's espionage case against writer

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia on Wednesday criticized China for formally charging a Chinese Australian writer with espionage during the new coronavirus pandemic. Yang Hengjun ...

France: researcher jailed in Iran is free and returning home

PARIS (AP) — A French researcher released from jail in Tehran as part of an apparent prisoner swap was flying home Saturday, French President Emmanuel Macron said. Macron said in a s...

Iran frees French researcher in apparent prisoner swap

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iranian state TV said late Friday that authorities released a jailed French researcher detained in Tehran for more than eight months on charges of violating stat...

How national security surveillance nabs more than spies

WASHINGTON (AP) — The case against Nassif Sami Daher and Kamel Mohammad Rammal, two Michigan men accused of food stamp fraud, hardly seemed exceptional. But the tool that agents used to investigate th...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Sunday, March 15, the 75th day of 2020. There are 291 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On March 15, ...

House set to vote on bill extending surveillance authorities

WASHINGTON (AP) — After a rare bipartisan agreement, the House is preparing to vote to extend surveillance authorities just days before they are set to expire while Congress takes a weeklong break. ...

Minor convictions for ex-CIA coder in hacking tools case

NEW YORK (AP) — A former CIA software engineer accused of stealing a massive trove of the agency's hacking tools and handing it over to WikiLeaks was convicted of only minor charges Monday, after a ju...

Defense contractor charged with giving up military secrets

WASHINGTON (AP) — A linguist working for the U.S. military who kept a list of secret informants hidden under her mattress was charged with sharing the names with a romantic interest linked to the Leba...

Mexican accused by US as Russian agent pleads not guilty

MIAMI (AP) — A Mexican scientist pleaded not guilty Tuesday to U.S. charges that he spied for Russia in Miami. The plea was entered in a brief hearing by Ronald Gainor, attorney for ...

Coder charged in massive CIA leak portrayed as vindictive

NEW YORK (AP) — A software engineer on trial in the largest leak of classified information in CIA history was “prepared to do anything” to betray the agency, federal prosecutors said Monday as a defen...

Teens love the video app TikTok. Do they love it too much?

From the perspective of teens, TikTok is a major new outlet for self-expression, one proudly home to the silly, the loud and the weird. To others, the Chinese-owned online video serv...

Justice Dept. charges professor with hiding ties to China

WASHINGTON (AP) — A professor at the University of Tennessee has been arrested on charges that he hid his relationship with a Chinese university while receiving research grants from the federal govern...