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Thu Dec 5, 2013, 05:28 AM

Sweden spied on Russian leadership for US, according to leaked NSA files

Source: Agence-France Presse

Sweden spied on Russian leadership for US, according to leaked NSA files

Sweden has provided the US with "unique" intelligence on Russia's leadership, according to new documents leaked by US fugitive Edward Snowden and revealed on Thursday by Swedish public broadcaster SVT.

POSTED: 05 Dec 2013 17:43

STOCKHOLM: Sweden has provided the US with "unique" intelligence on Russia's leadership, according to new documents leaked by US fugitive Edward Snowden and revealed on Thursday by Swedish public broadcaster SVT.

The documents indicate that the US National Security Agency (NSA) sees Sweden's signals intelligence agency, FRA, as a "leading partner" in the surveillance of telecom and Internet traffic, particularly from Russia.

"The FRA provided NSA... unique collection on high-priority Russian targets, such as leadership, internal politics," according to a document dated April 18, 2013 and obtained by SVT from the American journalist Glenn Greenwald who has published details of numerous NSA files leaked by Snowden.

Another document underlined Sweden's notable access to Russia's communication network thanks to cables passing through Swedish territory.


Read more: http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/world/sweden-spied-on-russian/910840.html

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Reply Sweden spied on Russian leadership for US, according to leaked NSA files (Original post)
Judi Lynn Dec 2013 OP
mitty14u2 Dec 2013 #1
Laelth Dec 2013 #2
nicolaspersey Dec 2013 #3
joshcryer Dec 2013 #4
bemildred Dec 2013 #5
Titonwan Dec 2013 #6
KoKo Dec 2013 #8
jsr Dec 2013 #7
randome Dec 2013 #9
AverageJoe90 Dec 2013 #10
randome Dec 2013 #11

Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Dec 5, 2013, 05:47 AM

1. NSA Collecting 5B Cellphone Locations A Day, News Report Says

There's a new report Wednesday on the scale of surveillance by the National Security Agency: The Washington Post reports that the agency is gathering nearly 5 billion records a day on the whereabouts of cellphones around the world.

The newspaper based its reporting on documents provided by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden, as well as interviews with U.S. intelligence officials. The Post says the records feed a database that stores information about the locations of hundreds of millions of devices ó at least. The Post reports:

http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2013/12/04/248848106/nsa-collecting-5b-cellphone-locations-a-day-news-report-says

Do read the full article on The Post's website, which also has a graphic that explains how the NSA tracks people.

http://apps.washingtonpost.com/g/page/national/how-the-nsa-is-tracking-people-right-now/634/

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Dec 5, 2013, 06:17 AM

2. k&r for exposure. n/t

-Laelth

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Dec 5, 2013, 06:23 AM

3. am not sure of that

its not possible as i can say but if you can explain more better

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Dec 5, 2013, 06:27 AM

4. No! Not Sweden!

Sweden would never do a thing like that! Perfect meld of socialism and capitalism! They're the ideal state!

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Dec 5, 2013, 07:20 AM

5. Obvious, but nice to have it confirmed. nt

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Dec 5, 2013, 09:00 AM

6. I'm not surprised.

Sweden colluded with the U.S. in falsely charging Julian Assange with sex crimes and would be indefinitely detained here in the U.S. (after Sweden extradition/rendetions JA).
Sweden's a flunky- just like Britain is.

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Response to Titonwan (Reply #6)

Thu Dec 5, 2013, 10:04 AM

8. Good Point. This stuff is out of control..

This stuff is out of control. It goes beyond normal "spying" which involved spies on the ground gathering intelligence through intellect and personal connections. This is a massive dragnet swooping up information because its so easy to do when you have massive gathering capabilities and collusion with Telecom and Internet companies to record everything and store it indefinitely on Private Citizens.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Dec 5, 2013, 10:03 AM

7. Sweden, a "leading partner" in surveillance.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Dec 5, 2013, 10:17 AM

9. And didn't we hear last month that Russia spied on diplomats, as well?

The idea that only America spies is ridiculous as is the notion that we should unilaterally stop while everyone else spies on us.

Granted, it would be a better world if everyone stopped spying but that's not the world we have now, is it?

Precision and concision. That's the game.

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Response to randome (Reply #9)

Thu Dec 5, 2013, 10:27 AM

10. Exactly. Even Germany spies on us, too.

Here's a *great* HuffPost piece from Halloween on the subject:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/keith-thomson/oh-by-the-way-germany-spi_b_4184047.html

Yeah, none of this stuff is any sort of new and anyone who thinks Snowden is some sort of Digital-Age Zorro has been totally duped & misled by fools such as Greenwald and company.

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Response to AverageJoe90 (Reply #10)

Thu Dec 5, 2013, 10:32 AM

11. 'Digital-Age Zorro'. Ha!

Now if every country in the world agreed to consistent and enforceable laws regulating spying, who would argue with that? But I don't see that happening very soon.

Some spying is needed for international crime groups. Human trafficking. Black market organ sales. Child pedophile rings. Terrorists. It's an imperfect world.

Precision and concision. That's the game.

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