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posted by NCommander on Tuesday April 01 2014, @06:00PM   Printer-friendly
from the wonder-how-long-until-the-staff-gets-wiretapped dept.

Cory Doctorow at bOing bOing reports Newly disclosed documents from the trove Edward Snowden provided to journalists reveal the existence of the Nymrod database that listed 122 world leaders, many from nations friendly to the USA, that were spied upon by the NSA. Included in the list is German Chancellor Angela Merkel, who was already known to have been wiretapped by the NSA thanks to an earlier disclosure. Nymrod's "Target Knowledge Database" combed through the NSA's pool of global intercepts to amass dossiers of private communications emails, faxes, calls and Internet traffic related to the leaders.

 
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  • (Score: 3, Insightful) by mendax on Tuesday April 01 2014, @06:57PM

    by mendax (2840) on Tuesday April 01 2014, @06:57PM (#24405)

    We are living in both. The FISA court and Gitmo are quite Kafkaesque and the NSA's sniffing of all Internet traffic and phone calls add an Orwellian touch.

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  • (Score: 2) by Blackmoore on Tuesday April 01 2014, @07:21PM

    by Blackmoore (57) on Tuesday April 01 2014, @07:21PM (#24420) Journal

    And here i was hoping for Asimov or even Douglas Adams.

    • (Score: 1) by Hawkwind on Tuesday April 01 2014, @10:01PM

      by Hawkwind (3531) on Tuesday April 01 2014, @10:01PM (#24489)

      Feels more like Ghost in the Machine wannabes in a Douglas Adams world