The Guardian has reported more juicy details demonstrating the extent of spying throughout these ‘free’ lands. Snowden’s leaked report highlights GCHQ’s efforts to monitor foreign delegates when in London for the 2009 G20 summit. It includes viewing emails in real-time and providing information to ministers by analysing Blackberry messages.
The Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ), the NSA’s sister organization in the UK, used “ground-breaking intelligence capabilities” to spy on visiting diplomats according to The Guardian. Unlike the US spying drama being justified for national security, these G20 documents suggest this surveillance was for simple political gain. [arstechnica]
This is going to end well.