Government surveillance

Attorney General William Barr reacts as he appears before a Senate Appropriations subcommittee to make his Justice Department budget request, Wednesday, April 10, 2019, in Washington. Barr said Wednesday that he was reviewing the origins of the Trump-Russia investigation. He said he believed the president's campaign had been spied on and he was concerned about possible abuses of government power. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
April 11, 2019 - 5:14 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General William Barr says he thinks "spying did occur" against Donald Trump's presidential campaign. His comments before a Senate panel on Wednesday suggest the origins of the Russia investigation may have been mishandled. Barr's remarks aligned him with the president at...
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Attorney General William Barr appears before a Senate Appropriations subcommittee to make his Justice Department budget request, Wednesday, April 10, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
April 10, 2019 - 5:56 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General William Barr declared Wednesday he thinks "spying did occur" against Donald Trump's presidential campaign, suggesting the origins of the Russia investigation may have been mishandled in remarks that aligned him with the president at a time when Barr's independence...
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Attorney General William Barr appears before a Senate Appropriations subcommittee to make his Justice Department budget request, Wednesday, April 10, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
April 10, 2019 - 3:29 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Attorney General William Barr's testimony to Congress and the Russia probe (all times local): 4:20 p.m. Attorney General William Barr says he thinks "spying did occur" on Donald Trump's presidential campaign, suggesting the origins of the Russia investigation may...
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January 07, 2019 - 5:02 am
MOSCOW (AP) — In a story Jan. 6 about the detention of an American citizen in Moscow on suspicion of spying, The Associated Press misidentified a Russian arrested by the United States as Sergei Makarenko. The man's name is Dmitry Makarenko. A corrected version of the story is below: Russia: Too...
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December 14, 2018 - 6:19 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Lawyers for a man charged with killing eight people in a terrorist attack on a New York City bike path said in a court filing Friday that they had learned the FBI had intercepted his communications, though it was unclear when that surveillance began. "We are still waiting for more...
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FILE - In this Oct. 23, 2018, file photo, a Barron County, Wis., sheriff's vehicle is parked outside the home where James Closs and Denise Closs were found fatally shot on Oct. 15. A search to find the couple's missing 13-year-old daughter Jayme continues. The FBI is examining additional surveillance video taken from an expanded area around the home. Investigators believe Jayme was abducted. (AP Photo/Jeff Baenen, File)
November 14, 2018 - 1:53 pm
MILWAUKEE (AP) — The FBI is examining additional surveillance video taken from an expanded area around the Wisconsin home where a couple was shot and killed and their daughter was apparently abducted, the sheriff leading the investigation said Wednesday. Jayme Closs, 13, disappeared early on Oct...
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In this Oct. 31, 2018, photo, Huang Yongzhen, CEO of Watrix, demonstrates the use of his firm's gait recognition software at his company's offices in Beijing. A Chinese technology startup hopes to begin selling software that recognizes people by their body shape and how they walk, enabling identification when faces are hidden from cameras. Already used by police on the streets of Beijing and Shanghai, “gait recognition” is part of a major push to develop artificial-intelligence and data-driven surveillance across China, raising concern about how far the technology will go. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
November 06, 2018 - 6:58 am
BEIJING (AP) — Chinese authorities have begun deploying a new surveillance tool: "gait recognition" software that uses people's body shapes and how they walk to identify them, even when their faces are hidden from cameras. Already used by police on the streets of Beijing and Shanghai, "gait...
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September 25, 2018 - 6:28 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — A Chinese citizen living in Chicago was arrested Tuesday for allegedly spying, including by helping with the recruitment of U.S. engineers, defense contractors and scientists for intelligence services in China, federal prosecutors said. Ji Chaoqun, 27, is charged with one count of...
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FILE - In this Feb. 14, 2015, file photo, Edward Snowden appears on a live video feed broadcast from Moscow at an event sponsored by ACLU Hawaii in Honolulu. Europe's human rights court is about to publish what could be a landmark ruling on the legality of mass surveillance. The case brought by civil liberties, human rights and journalism groups and campaigners challenges British surveillance and intelligence-sharing practices revealed by American whistleblower Edward Snowden. (AP Photo/Marco Garcia, File)
September 13, 2018 - 7:41 am
STRASBOURG, France (AP) — Europe's human rights court handed a partial victory Thursday to civil rights groups that challenged the legality of mass surveillance and intelligence-sharing practices exposed by American whistleblower Edward Snowden. The European Court of Human Rights ruled that some...
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FILE - In this April 27, 2017, file photo, visitors use their smartphones in front of a booth for Google at the Global Mobile Internet Conference (GMIC) in Beijing. More than a dozen human rights groups have sent a letter dated Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2018, to Google urging the company not to offer censored internet search in China, amid reports it is planning to again begin offering the service in the giant Asian market. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein, File)
August 29, 2018 - 5:51 am
BEIJING (AP) — More than a dozen human rights groups have sent a letter to Google urging the company not to offer censored internet search in China, amid reports it is planning to again provide the service in the giant market. The joint letter dated Tuesday calls on CEO Sundar Pichai to explain...
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