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NSA hacked encrypted UN communications, where's the uproar?

The NSA knows no bounds, hacks into encrypted UN communications.

@anthony256
Published Mon, Aug 26 2013 5:29 AM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 12:21 PM CST

Julian Assange. Bradley Manning. Michael Hastings. Edward Snowden. These are all men who are either dead, stuck in another country, in jail or are in the run because they exposed US government secrets. This is wrong, and the reverse should be happening.

NSA hacked encrypted UN communications, where's the uproar? | TweakTown.com

These men should be awarded for exposing the lies from within the biggest government in the world, but instead, they're paying the price for exposing things that the Obama administration promised would be more 'transparent.' Now there's news that the National Security Agency (NSA) hacked into encrypted communications of the United Nations' internal video conferencing system.

The news is coming from Germany's Der Spiegel, a source we used when we were the first mainstream site to report that a German government official considered Microsoft's Xbox One console a "monitoring device." This even landed us on the front page of Reddit, with multitudes of sites reporting on the story afterwards.

The German publication reported that the encryption bypassing happened in the summer of 2012, and that within three weeks the NSA had increased the number of decrypted communications from 12, to a whopping 458. NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden has said that on one of these hacking attempts, the NSA found that the Chinese were trying to do the same thing.

Considering the United Nations is based in New York, this should be worldwide news. But, it gets worse, doesn't it always? Der Spiegel's report also states that from earlier revelations that the NSA bugged EU institutions, explaining that the NSA gained access to a VPN used by the EU's embassies in the United States.

NEWS SOURCE:gigaom.com

Anthony joined the TweakTown team in 2010 and has since reviewed 100s of graphics cards. Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering.

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