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Snowden Files: NSA Bugged UN

Snowden Files: NSA Bugged UN
Posted August 26th, 2013 @ 8:42am by Rob Quinn, Newser Staff

(NEWSER– In what could prove to be the most damaging Snowden leak yet, the National Security Agency bugged the United Nations headquarters in New York, as well as at least 80 embassies and consulates around the globe, according to der Spiegel. The agency's experts cracked the code last year, with one of them reporting "the data traffic gives us internal video teleconferences of the United Nations (yay!)," the German magazine reports, citing documents obtained by the NSA leaker. During the surveillance—which violated US agreements with the UN—the NSA snoops discovered some Chinese spies were also listening in.

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