Spanish eyes are NOT smiling: U.S. Monitored millions of phone calls in a single month from Spain
NSA monitored 60 million phone calls in Spain last December
Spain, undergoing a severe economic crisis that see a vast majority of their young people unemployed, has something else to be concerned about. Spanish are definitely not smiling, after new revelations from El Mundo newspaper learned from Edward Snowden that the NSA monitored 60 million phone calls in Spain last December.
This latest bit of information comes hot on the heels of a report in the German magazine Der Spiegel that the United States may have bugged Angela Merkel's telephone for more than 10 years. U.S. resident Barack Obama reportedly told Merkel he would have halted the hacking if he had known about it.
Merkel's mobile phone had reportedly been listed by the NSA's Special Collection Service (SCS) since 2002 and was still on that list mere weeks before Obama visited the capital of Berlin in June.
The agency said it had a "not legally registered spying branch" within the U.S. diplomatic post in Berlin. If that branch were exposed, the revelation would cause "grave damage for the relations of the United States to another government."
Der Spiegel reported that branches existed in roughly 80 spots across the globe such as Paris, Madrid, Rome, Prague, Geneva and Frankfurt.
Obama has since ordered a review of U.S. surveillance programs following the leak of documents by Snowden that made waves in the U.S. - and globally.
U.S. National Security Council spokeswoman Caitlin Hayden said an ongoing White House review takes a close look at "the way that we gather intelligence to ensure that we properly account for the security concerns of our citizens and allies and the privacy concerns that all people share, and to ensure that our intelligence resources most effectively support our foreign policy and national security objectives."
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