New NSA Fallout: Did We Just Get Caught Spying on UN, European Union?
Reports from German news weekly Der Spiegel have surfaced, stating that the NSA has been systematically spying on cell, email and network data transmissions of both the United Nations and the European Union.
Although Der Spiegel won't say where it received its information, one of the report’s authors is Laura Poitras, an award-winning documentarian who recently interviewed former CIA contractor Edward Snowden while he was in hiding in Hong Kong.
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Via The Blaze, there are reports that offices within the United Nations were actually bugged, and that government leaders are demanding sanctions against the Obama Administration.
The Telegraph says "data on half a billion telephone calls, emails and text messages were harvested from Germany and France every month", from both coasts of the U.S., and that European leaders want answers. Now.
The Guardian states that NATO's offices in Brussels were used to filter the information, and that even a key U.S. - European trade pact is under threat over the new revelations. France is now asking questions as well.
What are your thoughts? Did the information come from Snowden, and could this leaked information prove even more damaging to the U.S. government than Assange's Wikileaks, over time?