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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: 2) by bucc5062 on Tuesday April 01 2014, @08:05PM

    by bucc5062 (699) on Tuesday April 01 2014, @08:05PM (#24441)

    Given that 122 World Leaders had their panties raided, you really think the NSA would not have done a beta test on a more local and reasonably accessible raw material.

    The fallout is two fold, if the NSA is caught with actual proof they tapped our own leaders then it is an egregious act against the Constitution, laws were broken, and head should roll. However, heads wont roll, because people who'd be in the best position to act may really really really not want information to see the light of day. Thus a situation where the head of a spy agency in the USofA can lie under oath and feel any repercussions.

    That could never happen in this country. /s

    We did have one Senator stand up and say the CIA acted very poorly and shame on them...how'd that go?

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