Eavesdropping scandal escalates: U.S. spied on Russian president Medvedev, other top politicians
The secret report shows how American agents have decoded encrypted calls from London to Moscow. President Medvedev and other representatives of the Russian delegation were among the targets. The agency took pride in uncovering "a change in the way Russian leadership signals have been normally transmitted."
Menwith Hill Photograph by Nigel Roddis/Reuters
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1. RaKithAPeiRiZ (Posts: 1207; Member since: 29 Dec 2011)
in Soviet Russia - conversation listens to you ..
3. ncarlosmiguel (Posts: 199; Member since: 14 May 2013)
Wow this is getting more serious. Could start a war.
6. frmrVZguy (Posts: 34; Member since: 10 Mar 2012)
Nah ... just a tit-for-tat. @ 1996 Atlanta Olympics the private contractor security team that installed the outdoor surveillance security eqpt also set up a party room at a hotel for 'bungabunga' parties for foreign and USA VIPs. When the Feds asked for the recording media, they got back ... only the master tapes !! Beware the contractors !!
10. jroc74 (Posts: 3624; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)
Let this leak involve a country that the US is supposed to be friendly with.....and there's no telling what might happen.
This....is.....why.....Snowden......shoulda....just .....let.....it.....be....... You sign confidentiality disclosure papers, get read into/sworn into handling classified documents for a reason.
Snowden could be in an absolute world of trouble now. Ppl that are not into the classified document industry, works force might not see this leak the way those ppl see it.
Only difference between him and Aldrich Ames is so far is Snowden didnt do it for money or to betray his country on purpose. But the same type of damage might be done whether its intentional or not. I could handle a classified document, mis place it somewhere and a non cleared person finds it. Its still a security violation on me regardless. I could lose my job... Imagine what might happen to Snowden.
4. threed61 (Posts: 114; Member since: 27 May 2011)
America and Russia have been knowingly spying on each other since the 1940's, this is neither new nor shocking news.
Stick to covering tech toys PA.
7. jibraihimi (Posts: 527; Member since: 29 Nov 2011)
Hope 'Prism' program gets closed due to this whistleblowing by Snowden.........
9. jroc74 (Posts: 3624; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)
And this is what I was talking about.....the damage being done by the leak .... involving other countries....
Of course the 'hero' didnt think about that....or didnt care because I know for a fact he knows about stuff involving other countries.
Ppl need to just pretend life was like it was before the leak came out, and he needs to disappear without a trace.
11. Reluctant_Human (Posts: 753; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)
It's amazing how so many people are up in arms over what Snowden did. This man is a HERO. He put everything on the line to show the people just how rampant the government has become since the inception of the patriot act. We need more people like this to put the government back in its place when it over steps its boundaries.