U.S. and Britain Eavesdropped on World Leaders at 2009 Summits
2013-06-20 0:00

From: AllGov

The National Security Agency (NSA) and its counterpart in Great Britain eavesdropped on world leaders during summits held in London four years ago.


World leaders at 2009 summit
Details of the spying were included in documents provided by former NSA contractor Edward J. Snowden to the British newspaper The Guardian.

Britain’s Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) worked closely with the NSA to monitor emails and phone calls of other countries’ representatives at two London conferences in 2009. The snooping was carried out at an Internet café that was set up by intelligence operatives for dignitaries to use without them being aware of the monitoring. The diplomats’ cell phone calls were intercepted and tracked by a team of 45 analysts.

It also was reported that the United States intercepted the communications of Dmitri A. Medvedev, then president and now prime minister of Russia.

The British targeted the finance minister and more than a dozen delegates from Turkey in an attempt to assess their position on a deal “to coordinate the global economic recovery to avoid the recession becoming a depression,” according to one of the documents.

Neither American nor British officials commented on the news of the summit spying.

[...]

Read the full article at: allgov.com




Related Articles
Why is Germany the most spied upon EU country?
CableGate: Secret US Embassy Cables - Wikileaks.org
Cables Obtained by WikiLeaks Shine Light Into Secret Diplomatic Channels
The NSA Is Building the Country’s Biggest Spy Center, “Watch What You Say”


Latest News from our Front Page

The rape of Berlin
2015-05-05 18:25
The USSR's role in the defeat of Nazi Germany World War Two 70 years ago is seen as the nation's most glorious moment. But there is another story - of mass rapes by Soviet soldiers of German women in the dying days of the war. Some readers may find this story disturbing. Dusk is falling in Treptower Park on the outskirts of ...
Where the Islamic State Gets Its Weapons
2015-05-04 21:26
Early one morning in late February, a European investigator working in Kobani, the northern Syrian city that for months had been a battleground between Kurdish fighters and militants from the Islamic State, stepped outside the building where he was staying and saw something unusual. A Kurd on the street was carrying a long black assault rifle that the investigator thought ...
Garland Shooter Elton Simpson ‘Handled’ By Paid FBI Informant
2015-05-05 4:49
In our story released late last night, we posed this question to our readers: “Were these supposed ‘dead gunmen’ part of the drill, or were they patsies handled by a counter-terrorism federal ‘informant’?“ We didn’t know it at the time, but it turns out that we were right. Image: ‘Garland Gunman’ Elton Simpson, adjusting his CCTV camera at his apartment in Phoenix, AZ. Last ...
What is Sacred to Americans?
2015-05-05 4:32
The free speech fest in Texas that resulted in the police shooting of two apparent terrorists at the Curtis Culwell Center in Garland marks growing prominence and qualified support for the movement for free speech for anti-Muslim satire, led by the American Freedom Defense Initiative, a well-financed New York group. No similar type of organization in America dares to test ...
A Lesson for New York Cops: How to Subdue Brawlers Without Hurting Them
2015-05-04 23:07
Every day in America police assault, injury and kill people who do not pose a threat to them. “The increase in police brutality in the U.S. is a frightening reality. In the last decade alone the number of people murdered by police has reached 5,000. While the number of soldiers killed since the inception of the Iraq war is 4,489,” The ...
More News »