Reuters uncovers scandal over former U.S. intelligence agents working for foreign country

In 2014 former U.S. intelligence agents started working for the United Arab Emirates to spy on those critical of the monarchy. They used modern espionage equipment to surveil human rights workers, journalists and political opponents including ISIS. But the former agents soon found themselves serving UAE intelligence services by spying on U.S. citizens, a practice that caused many of them to resign. (Reuters, January 30, 2019, by Christopher Bing and Joel Schectman)

The FBI is investigating to see if there were leaks of classified surveillance techniques. They do not consider spying on journalists and other Americans a priority. (techdirt, February 7, 2019, by Tim Cushing)


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