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Politics Sep 13Lawmakers want to know how ‘deepfake’ videos of real people could threaten national security
The rising capabilities of the technology are fueling concerns it could be used to make a bogus video, for example, of an American politician accepting a bribe or of a U.S. or an adversarial foreign leader warning of an impending…
Politics Sep 12Trump signs executive order approving sanctions for foreigners meddling in U.S. elections
With the midterm elections now two months away, National Intelligence Director Dan Coats said the U.S. is not currently seeing the intensity of Russian intervention that was experienced in 2016, but didn't rule it out.
Politics Aug 08U.S. braces for possible cyberattacks after Iran sanctions
U.S. intelligence agencies have singled out Iran as one of the main foreign cyber threats facing America, along with Russia, China and North Korea.
Politics Jul 12House passes intelligence bill to defend against foreign threats
WASHINGTON — A bill to authorize funding for intelligence agencies and support critical national security programs especially targeting Russia, China and North Korea, passed the House on Thursday.
Politics Jun 20Methodists, prosecutors scold Sessions over border policy
Members of Jeff Sessions' church signed a letter Monday accusing Sessions of child abuse, immorality and racial discrimination.
Politics May 16Senate panel backs intelligence agencies findings on Russian meddling in 2016 election
Sen. Richard Burr, R-N.C., chairman of the Senate panel, said his staff spent 14 months "reviewing the sources, tradecraft and analytic work" conducted by the intelligence agencies. He said the committee uncovered no reason to dispute the conclusions of the…
Nation Apr 20Probe cleared Gina Haspel in destruction of waterboarding tapes, CIA memo says
A former top U.S. intelligence official says President Donald Trump's nominee to be the next CIA director was cleared of wrongdoing years ago.
Politics Mar 14Trump’s pick to lead CIA to face questions about torture
WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump’s pick to be the next director of the CIA is a career spymaster who oversaw torture at a secret prison during one of the darkest chapters in the agency’s history. If confirmed, 61-year-old Gina Haspel…
Politics Mar 13Who is Gina Haspel, Trump’s pick for new CIA director?
President Donald Trump's choice to be the first female director of the CIA is a career spymaster who once ran an agency prison in Thailand where terror suspects were subjected to a harsh interrogation technique that the president has supported.
Nation Feb 27U.S. actions haven’t deterred Russian meddling, intelligence official says
Adm. Mike Rogers told Congress: "Clearly what we have done hasn't been enough."…