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, 29 Oct 2013 @ 4:32pm

    Diplomats can't even visit each others country, without being spied on the second they step off the plane.

    Breaking the encryption on the UN's teleconferencing system is a pretty rude thing to do. As is spying on citizens!

    Stop with the spying already. The US, UK, Israel, Sweden, France, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Germany, and who knows who else is spying. Probably everybody!

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