Question Mark over Europol
A debate in the European Parliament on June 2 appeared to set a limit to Europol's powers. [...]
The FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation) combines the role of a US federal police force and an internal intelligence service. It comes under the authority of the Department of Justice and oversees the police authorities at the federal level. A member of the US intelligence community, the FBI often competes with the CIA on terrorism and counterintelligence cases.
A spy case that began unfolding before a court near Washington on Jan. 14 underscores the limits of security on the Intelink network, the U.S. intelligence community's intranet that was considered the most secure of government communications systems when it [...]
Government intelligence and security agencies are no exception to the rule: a dramatic event can modify official structures far more lastingly than any long-considered political decision. The battle against the Al Qaeda movement has vastly changed the way security is [...]