Facebook reportedly avoided DOJ wiretap of Messenger calls

As part of a case involving members of the MS-13 gang, the US Department of Justice has been pushing to get access to Facebook Messenger voice calls. It even attempted to hold Facebook in contempt of court last month when the company pushed back on a wiretap order. Now, Reuters reports that a US District […]

US authorities tapped 3 mln phones in single wiretap order in 2016

It took US authorities a single wiretap order to intercept and record over 3 million phone calls and messages last year, the Wiretap Report 2016, published by the United States Courts, revealed. The intercepts were carried out over the course of two months by an undisclosed government agency, which applied for the wiretap order in […]

UK’s cyber spy agency GCHQ denies ‘utterly ridiculous’ allegations of Trump wiretap

Published time: 17 Mar, 2017 10:56 British intelligence officials have hit back at the White House after it repeated unsubstantiated claims that GCHQ helped President Barack Obama “wiretap” candidate Donald Trump during last year’s presidential election race. Read more White House press secretary Sean Spicer quoted a Fox News report which alleged Obama used the […]

A British intelligence agency debunked a story Sean Spicer cited as evidence for Trump’s wiretap claims

Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer continued his defense of President Donald Trump’s unfounded claims that the Obama administration spied on Trump Tower during the election. Members of Trump’s inner circle have sparred with lawmakers and intelligence officials over the matter for nearly two weeks. During a White House press briefing on […]

The author of the story that inspired Trump’s infamous wiretap tweet got the idea while washing the dishes

MSNBC The story that may have prompted President Donald Trump to accuse the Obama administration of wiretapping Trump Tower phones may have originated at someone’s kitchen sink. The person who wrote the article is Breitbart editor Joel Pollack. He said in an interview on MSNBC’s “Meet the Press Daily” that the idea of potential spying at […]

DOJ needs more time to provide evidence of Trump’s wiretap claims

The US Justice Department isn’t yet ready to comply with a House Intelligence Committee inquiry asking for evidence of President Donald Trump’s wiretapping allegations against former President Barack Obama. The House Intelligence Community originally set a Monday deadline for the DOJ. They expected the department to provide any evidence to support Trump’s claims that Obama […]

‘No reason to believe it’s true’: McCain calls on Trump to retract wiretap claim or provide proof

Published time: 13 Mar, 2017 00:11 Republican stalwart John McCain has called on US President Donald Trump to provide evidence to back up his claim that his predecessor, Barack Obama, wiretapped his phones in Trump Tower during the election campaign or else drop the allegations entirely. “The president has one of two choices, either retract […]