Farhad and Nicole’s Week in Tech: Russia, Russia Everywhere
In this week’s tech news roundup: How Israeli spies watched Russian spies watch Americans. Also, Facebook’s Russia problem continues.
Even in Death, the Spy Kim Philby Serves the Kremlin’s Purposes
A flurry of tributes to Kim Philby, the British spy who defected to Moscow, signals the growing influence of Russia’s military and security services.
When an Interviewee Runs Away
Afraid of retaliation, North Korean spies imprisoned in Ukraine did not want to talk to an American journalist. To get details, I turned to their cellmates.
Two North Korean Spies, a Ukrainian Jail and a Murky Tale
Imprisoned for trying to steal missile technology, the two mostly keep to themselves but closely follow news about their nation’s nuclear weapons program.
Harvard Disinvites Chelsea Manning, and the Feeling Is Mutual
The dean of the Kennedy School said the selection of Ms. Manning for a fellowship had been a mistake, after protests from current and former C.I.A. officials.
F.B.I. Investigates Uber Software Used to Monitor Lyft Drivers
In another legal headache for Uber, federal investigators are looking into a past program called “Hell” that the ride-hailing company used to compete with rival Lyft.
Mexico’s President Denies He Tried to Quiet a Prominent Critic
Enrique Peña Nieto says he did not try to pressure one of the country’s top business executives to get his son to halt criticism of the government.
Former South Korean Spy Chief Sentenced for Trying to Sway Election
Won Sei-hoon was sentenced to four years in prison for ordering an online smear campaign to help Park Geun-hye get elected president in 2012.
A Scion of Mexico Fights Corruption, and Becomes a Target
The son of a corporate chairman has been targeted by advanced spying technology bought by the Mexican government to combat terrorism and organized crime.
Singapore Orders Expulsion of American Academic
The order said Huang Jing had tried to influence Singapore’s foreign policy on behalf of an unnamed foreign government.