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Edward Snowden: NSA spied on Al Jazeera communications

Edward Snowden's latest leak: the NSA spied on Al Jazeera communications

| Privacy & Rights News | Posted: Sep 2, 2013 6:30 am

German paper Der Spiegel is back, reporting over the weekend that it had looked at a document that NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden provided them with, which stated that the NSA spied on Qatar-based Arab news broadcaster, Al Jazeera.

 

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What makes this news special, is that this is the first time we've had confirmation that the NSA has spied on a media outlet. Spiegel held its cards close to its chest, not posting any of the documents they had, but noted that one of the documents was dated March 23, 2006, showing that "the NSA's Network Analysis Center managed to access and read communication by 'interesting targets' that was specially protected by the news organization. The information also shows that the NSA officials were not satisfied with Al Jazeera's language analysis."

 

Der Spiegel also reported that one of the documents in question said the NSA referred to this operation as a "notable success" because the targets of its operation had "high potential sources of intelligence." You can read all of our Edward Snowden related news here, but be prepared, there's a lot of it.

NEWS SOURCES:Arstechnica.com

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