The U.S. Built a Bizarre "Cuban Twitter" To Help Undermine Castro

In one of the oddest reports of spy games we've heard in years—and that's saying something—the AP has uncovered a United States plot to create a "Cuban Twitter" that would lure in users with soccer scores and music news before evolving its message into anti-Castro rhetoric. If any part of that made you say what, don't… » 4/03/14 8:53am 4/03/14 8:53am

Angry Birds Maker: We Do Not Collaborate With Spies

The maker of Angry Birds, one of the world's most popular video games of any type, today said it "does not share data, collaborate or collude with any government spy agencies." The statement follows a report yesterday that said American and British spies have harvested data collected by the game. » 1/28/14 6:20pm 1/28/14 6:20pm

Hundreds of Firms Are Selling NSA-Level Spy Tech and That's Not Okay

While Americans shuddered over revelations about NSA surveillance earlier this year, hundreds of private companies have been marketing technology that lets anybody be a spy. We're not talking about a few nanny cams here and there, either. We're talking about military-grade tools for whomever has the cash. » 11/19/13 10:20am 11/19/13 10:20am

NSA Chief's Former War Room Was Modeled After the Starship Enterprise

NSA director Keith Alexander might be the most famous spy in America right now. Everyone wants to know who's really behind the agency's widespread snooping. And now, a lengthy profile of Alexander in Foreign Policy invites even more intrigue. It also reveals some of the general's weird ways. » 9/09/13 11:14am 9/09/13 11:14am

Obama Will Reform Spy Programs But Won't Call Snowden a Patriot

President Obama announced a series of reforms to the country's surveillance practices on Friday at his first full press conference in nearly three months. The actions the administration is taking are many, and there's still a lot that's up in the air. One thing's for sure, though. Obama does not think Edward Snowden… » 8/09/13 4:03pm 8/09/13 4:03pm

How to Pick Your Battles in the War Against Transparency

Are you worried about Barack Obama reading all your emails and listening to all your phone calls? Beefing up your privacy settings is one thing, but fighting in the greater war to protect your Constitutional rights is another. You should do the latter, y'know, to be a good American. Here's how to get started. » 6/13/13 2:18pm 6/13/13 2:18pm

13 Hidden Spy Cams That Might Be Watching You Right Now

The idea of a hidden spy cam is pretty scary, but let's be real, an undetectable decoy photo tool is a pretty awesome concept, too. The creativity and imagination that has to go into creating these things, along with the technological innovation, can excite anybody. Here are 13 of the best cameras you never noticed. » 9/17/12 4:00pm 9/17/12 4:00pm

Time Warner Is So Scared of Google Fiber That It's Paying People to Spy …

According to this flyer, Time Warner Cable is asking people in Kansas City to share "tips, rumors and rumblings about Google construction or launch activity" about Google Fiber for a chance to win money. Yeah, Time Warner is so worried about Google Fiber that it's asking people to spy on Google so it'll have a better… » 7/12/12 5:00pm 7/12/12 5:00pm

Couple Busted Trying to Sell Meth and a Military Drone to China

Meth and drones, meth and drones—there's hardly a more imaginable combo that pairs better. The PB&J of espionage. At least according to a Taiwanese duo, accused of an attempt to smuggle out military secrets and drugs to China. » 4/25/12 3:47pm 4/25/12 3:47pm