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Joel Schectman

Special Report: U.S. hackers helped UAE spy on Al Jazeera chairman, BBC host

Apr 01 2019

WASHINGTON A group of American hackers who once worked for U.S. intelligence agencies helped the United Arab Emirates spy on a BBC host, the chairman of Al Jazeera and other prominent Arab media figures during a tense 2017 confrontation pitting the UAE and its allies against the Gulf state of Qatar. | Video

RPT-Firefox maker fears DarkMatter 'misuse' of browser for hacking

Mar 05 2019

WASHINGTON, March 4 Firefox browser-maker Mozilla is considering whether to block cybersecurity company DarkMatter from serving as one of its internet security gatekeepers after a Reuters report linked the United Arab Emirates-based firm to a cyber espionage program.

Firefox maker fears DarkMatter 'misuse' of browser for hacking

Mar 04 2019

WASHINGTON Firefox browser-maker Mozilla is considering whether to block cybersecurity company DarkMatter from serving as one of its internet security gatekeepers after a Reuters report linked the United Arab Emirates-based firm to a cyber espionage program.

Special Report: Inside the UAE’s secret hacking team of U.S. mercenaries

Jan 30 2019

WASHINGTON Two weeks after leaving her position as an intelligence analyst for the U.S. National Security Agency in 2014, Lori Stroud was in the Middle East working as a hacker for an Arab monarchy. | Video

Exclusive: UAE used cyber super-weapon to spy on iPhones of foes

Jan 30 2019

WASHINGTON A team of former U.S. government intelligence operatives working for the United Arab Emirates hacked into the iPhones of activists, diplomats and rival foreign leaders with the help of a sophisticated spying tool called Karma, in a campaign that shows how potent cyber-weapons are proliferating beyond the world’s superpowers and into the hands of smaller nations.

Exclusive: FBI probing cyber attack on congressional campaign in California - sources

Aug 18 2018

WASHINGTON The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation is investigating a cyber attack on the congressional campaign of a Democratic candidate in California, according to three people close to the campaign.

U.S. Congress passes bill forcing tech companies to disclose foreign software probes

Aug 02 2018

WASHINGTON The U.S. Congress is sending President Donald Trump legislation that would force technology companies to disclose if they allowed countries like China and Russia to examine the inner workings of software sold to the U.S. military.

Special Report: America's unending hostage crisis with Iran

Aug 01 2018

WASHINGTON, August 1 A year before leaving office, Barack Obama stunned the world with a prisoner trade with Iran. After more than a year of secret negotiations, the U.S. president announced that five Americans were freed from captivity, closing a deal he dubbed a “one-time gesture.” | Video

Special Report: A wrenching choice for families: Go public or stay quiet?

Aug 01 2018

August 1 After Siamak Namazi was arrested in Tehran in 2015, his family faced a wrenching choice: involve the diplomatic machinery of the U.S. government, speak out publicly about the arrest, or quietly work for his release through Iranian officials.

Special Report - A wrenching choice for families: Go public or stay quiet?

Aug 01 2018

August 1 After Siamak Namazi was arrested in Tehran in 2015, his family faced a wrenching choice: involve the diplomatic machinery of the U.S. government, speak out publicly about the arrest, or quietly work for his release through Iranian officials.

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