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Report: NSA Spied on the U.N.

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Der Spiegel is reporting that the NSA was spying on the United Nations New York headquarters and embassies around the world, according to documents leaked by Edward Snowden. 

“The data traffic gives us internal video teleconferences of the United Nations (yay!),” read one document, according to a report in Reuters. NSA operatives cracked that system in summer 2012, and “within three weeks the number of decoded communications rose to 458 from 12.”

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Targets of the NSA included the International Atomic Energy Agency and the New York-based EU delegation.  The NSA is also bugging “more than 80 embassies and consulates around the world” as part of a program called “Special Collection Services.”


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