News you may have missed #476
February 9, 2011 Leave a comment
- Canada not in need of CIA-type agency says official. Canada does not need a foreign intelligence service like the CIA, says Dr Arthur T. Porter, who heads the watchdog agency that oversees the Canadian Security Intelligence Service.
- Australia and US sign secret satellite spy deal. Australia and the United States have begun a partnership to share top-secret intelligence from spy satellites as Australia moves to acquire its own satellite to boost surveillance of Asia and the Pacific. The agreement, signed in 2008, has been revealed in a secret US embassy cable obtained by WikiLeaks.
- US judge bars passport from ex-CIA agent’s trial. A US federal judge granted a small victory to ex-CIA agent Luis Posada Carriles last week, by barring his fraudulent Guatemalan passport from being shown to the jury. Later on, however, she admitted a packet of documents that included a photocopy of the passport.