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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: 1) by urza9814 on Tuesday April 01 2014, @08:02PM

    by urza9814 (3954) on Tuesday April 01 2014, @08:02PM (#24439) Journal

    Imagine if someone leaked not only that the NSA had that "dirt", but *exactly what it was*.

    The dirt is gone because the secrets are out. And the officials the dirt was on would be PISSED.

    THAT is how we dismantle the NSA!