posted on Jun, 16 2013 @ 04:29 PM
Originally posted by Maxatoria
Oh come on did you expect every last 0 or 1 transmitted by every politician there would not be recorded and made use of by the spook agencies?
As said before in every
other thread where the "what do people expect" line has come up, there is a massive difference between suspecting it
and knowing it. There is also a massive difference between spying on allies and spying on potential enemies.
Not only does this diminish trust between nations, it forces governments to act or look weak in the eyes of their populations. People from the
countries who have been spied on will be angry about this, and they are likely going to put pressure on their own governments through their media to
It's also great timing too. The G8 starts soon and this will put a significant strain. In fact, I would not be surprised to see at least one nation
One of the most interesting aspects to this report is the mention of the NSA monitoring Medvedev -
Receiving reports from an NSA attempt to eavesdrop on the Russian leader, Dmitry Medvedev, as his phone calls passed through satellite links to
It also calls into question the security of Blackberry, which has repeatedly used the claim that it is more secure than other manufacturers to
increase its business in governments around the world. No so secure after all, huh?