Brazil allegedly targeted by NSA spying, demands explanation from United States


Earlier today, a report in Brazil’s daily Globo newspaper claimed that the National Security Agency has been spying on electronic communications and telephone calls originating from the country for the past decade. The Globo story was co-authored by The Guardian’s Glenn Greenwald — the journalist who first broke news of sophisticated (and highly classified) US surveillance programs with the help of former NSA contractor Edward Snowden. Today’s report is allegedly substantiated by further documentation leaked to Greenwald by Snowden, who is currently seeking asylum in a number of countries in hopes of evading espionage charges in the United States.

The report stops short of revealing exactly how much traffic has been monitored, but…

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