Obama Apparently Tells NSA To Not Be So Damn Obvious About Spying On The UN

from the small-things dept

Back in August, it was revealed that the NSA was tapping UN communications. As we noted, this was hardly a surprise -- in fact, it seems to fit within the NSA's general job. However, it was definitely another embarrassment in a long list of them. The latest news is that President Obama has supposedly told the NSA to cut back a bit on spying on the UN, which almost certainly means "please don't get caught again, you idiots." I classify this one in the same category as the US signing a "no spying on each other" agreement. A completely meaningless gesture that will be ignored by pretty much everyone, serving only to be used as a "leak" to the press.

Filed Under: barack obama, nsa, nsa surveillance, united nations


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    Anonymous Coward, 30 Oct 2013 @ 4:05am

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    Because he has to deny it: there has to be a veneer of separation from said intelligence agencies, even if it's an open secret to "democratic leaders" that they would be spied upon.

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