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New Leaks Show NSA Spying on U.N., Climate Summit, Text Messaging

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Posted on Nov 4, 2013
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New York Times reporter Scott Shane tells “Democracy Now!” on Monday about new ways the NSA is known to be “an electronic omnivore of staggering capabilities, eavesdropping and hacking its way around the world to strip governments and other targets of their secrets, all the while enforcing the utmost secrecy about its own operations.”

A new article by Shane reveals how the NSA intercepted the notes of U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon ahead of an April meeting with President Obama and conducted eavesdropping at the U.N. climate change conference in Bali in 2007. The paper also exposes an NSA database called Dishfire that “stores years of text messages from around the world, just in case.” Tracfin, another program, “accumulates gigabytes of credit card purchases.”

—Posted by Alexander Reed Kelly.

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