Monday, October 28, 2013

New revelations: NSA data collected millions in Spain - Times Online

60 million records in a few weeks: The NSA was also active in Spain. Premier Rajoy and millions of Facebook users to have been siphoned off.

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Now come the machinations of the NSA in Spain to light: as in Germany and France are also in the southern European country millions of people have been spied on by U.S. intelligence. This was reported by the British journalist Glenn Greenwald in an article for the Spanish newspaper El Mundo . Accordingly, the NSA has collected tens of millions of telecommunication records in late 2012.

Greenwald performs citing documents the whistleblower Edward Snowden, the U.S. agents are the phone numbers and places – not the content – of more than 60.5 million phone calls between December 2012 and January 2013 have stored. There are also other personal data of Internet, e-mail, Facebook and Twitter users in Spain.


Such revelations should not surprise the Spanish intelligence services now. Like the newspaper El País had reported, citing intelligence sources, this harbor has long suspected that were spied in Spain millions of phone calls, text messages and e-mails.

The government in Madrid on the other hand was officially clueless. Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy declared yet on Friday it had been no evidence of a U.S. spy in Spain.

It should be spied among the European leaders also Rajoy. According to El País , the NSA was to have been interested in both the current Prime Minister and on his predecessor José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero. Now the U.S. government has summoned Ambassador James Costos for this Monday.

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