Telecoms firm hails ‘significant victory’ as judge orders halt to FBI’s data demands

Credo speaks for first time after judge orders US government to stop issuing ‘national security letters’ to access citizens’ dataThe Californian telecoms company behind a stunning legal victory that has blown a hole in the FBI’s highly secretive system for collecting US citizens’ private data has come out of the shadows for the first time […]
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Walmart investigates claims of a cover-up over $24m in Mexican bribes

The New York Times has said the retailer’s senior executives hushed up an internal report into the bribery allegationsWalmart is investigating claims that its executives hushed up an internal report that found it paid $24m (£14.8m) in bribes to Mexican officials.The world’s largest retailer said it was aggressively looking into allegations that it bribed officials […]
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Police spies: watchdog calls for safeguards

Inspector criticises ‘intrusion’ into activists’ lives by undercover officer Mark KennedyA clandestine operation that secretly deployed police spies in political groups for 40 years is severely criticised today by the official policing inspectorate, which concludes that the “intrusive” tactic should in future be used only after independent authorisation.A report into the activities of Mark Kennedy, […]
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The secret life of J Edgar Hoover

For half a century, the FBI director waged war on homosexuals, black people and communists. Now, a controversial film by Clint Eastwood is set to reveal some of the explosive truth about him. Here, his biographer Anthony Summers tells allJ Edgar Hoover was a phenomenon. The first Director of the FBI, he remained in office for […]
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