E-mail of French leaders tapped by the American intelligence services


NSA Spied on Mexican Government and French Political, Business Networks

October 23, 2013

The National Security Agency (NSA) has been caught spying on foreign leaders and ordinary citizens in France and Mexico, resulting in at least one U.S. ambassador getting an earful from French officials.

The French government summoned American Ambassador Charles Rivkin on Monday to demand an explanation for why the NSA had collected phone and Internet data of French citizens.

The French newspaper Le Monde reported that the U.S. spy agency had been intercepting French phone calls on “a massive scale.”

Using information disclosed by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, Le Monde said that more than 70 million French phone calls were recorded in just one 30-day period late last year.

The communications gathering, which included text messages, involved not only those with suspected terrorist links, but also people in business, politics and the French administration.

French officials called the spying “totally unacceptable” and demanded that it cease, according to The New York Times. (In July, Le Monde reported that the French government operates its own massive surveillance program that intercepts French citizens’ phone and Internet activity.)

The NSA also was caught hacking into emails belonging to Mexico’s former president, Felipe Calderón.

In May 2010, the agency “successfully exploited a key mail server in the Mexican Presidencia domain within the Mexican Presidential network to gain first-ever access to President Felipe Calderon’s public email account,” according to an NSA document classified as “top secret,” the German newspaper Der Spiegel reported.

NSA documents obtained by Der Spiegel showed the email domain was also used by cabinet members, and contained “diplomatic, economic and leadership communications which continue to provide insight into Mexico’s political system and internal stability.” The agency described the president’s office as “a lucrative source” of information.

The NSA—which labeled the operation “Flatliquid”—hacked into the email account using an internal division called Tailored Access Operations (TAO), which the agency uses for difficult missions involving special targets, according to the documents.

http://www.allgov.com/news/us-and-the-world/nsa-spied-on-mexican-government-and-french-political-business-networks-131023?news=851465

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I am working for the Belgian human rights association 'Werkgroep Morkhoven' which revealed the Zandvoort childporn case (88.539 victims). The case was covered up by the authorities. During the past years I have been really shocked by the way the rich countries of the western empire want to rule the world. One of my blogs: «Latest News Syria» (WordPress)/ Je travaille pour le 'Werkgroep Morkhoven', un groupe d'action qui a révélé le réseau pornographique d'enfants 'Zandvoort' (88.539 victims). Cette affaire a été couverte par les autorités. Au cours des dernières années, j'ai été vraiment choqué par la façon dont l'Occident et les pays riches veulent gouverner le monde. Un de mes blogs: «Latest News Syria» (WordPress)/ Ik werk voor de Werkgroep Morkhoven die destijds de kinderpornozaak Zandvoort onthulde (88.539 slachtoffers). Deze zaak werd door de overheid op een misdadige manier toegedekt. Gedurende de voorbije jaren was ik werkelijke geschokt door de manier waarop het rijke westen de wereld wil overheersen. Bezoek onze blog «Latest News Syria» (WordPress) ------- Photo: victims of the NATO-bombings on the Chinese embassy in Yougoslavia
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