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Comrade Snowden: NSA monitors UN, EU and Russians

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Received a new batch of exposures from Comrade Snowden. From now on, after the Guardian newspaper was pinched by the native British government, publications, materials for which Snowden was handed over to Glenn Greenwald, went through various media outlets, including those overseas. Britain is still involved in informing the public, but with a lot of precautions and reservations. In the future, we should wait for publications in the New York Times - unless, of course, US Attorney General Eric Holder keeps his word, and the American branches of government, one after another, do not attack journalists.


The first exposure It turned out information about some secret base in the Middle East.

According to information from Comrade Snowden, British intelligence agencies have created a secret base in the Middle East that intercepts e-mail, network traffic, and information about regional telephone conversations. He writes about it "Lenta.ru" with reference to The Independent.

Authorities obtain information by connecting to fiber optic cables. The collected data on Middle East users is sent to the UK Government Communications Center, which, of course, shares information with the NSA.

"The Independent" refused to tell in detail about this database. The publication recalled that the detailed publication of information from Snowden led to a conflict between the British authorities and The Guardian.

In the Guardian they just explained the new editorial policy that is now being applied to information previously received from Edward Snowden. At the same time, the editors reported with sadness what the infringement of the freedom of speech leads to.

Editorial article in The Guardian (translation source - "InoSMI") is devoted among other things to the fact that the nature of espionage has changed in our time. “What was previously an exception has now become almost universal. The obvious goal was to take entire nations under surveillance. ”

“Have governments ever thought about such a concept as consent?” Didn't it occur to engineers, heads of intelligence, ministers, congressmen and presidents that such serious changes in the contract between the state and the citizens require some discussion? ”


Now, thanks to Snowden, the discussion has begun. A side effect also arose - the Guardian had problems with the home government. Assuming that freedom of speech is a very vague concept, as well as a relative concept, the editors of the newspaper took some precautions in advance and passed on some materials ... to colleagues from news agencies in America, where there are more powerful mechanisms to protect serious journalism. "

From now on, the sequels from Snowden will be transferred from New York. Part of the material transferred to the New York Times. Journalists are counting on the fact that the US Attorney General will fulfill his promise. He recently assured the public that he would not hold journalists accountable for the fact that "they are doing their job."

Government officials, the Guardian believes, should not define the boundaries of public discussions and limit the discussion with the help of the law, that is, “trying to criminalize the act of journalism itself - without which no discussion can begin”. As for citizens, they “have the right to protect the integrity of their personal life from the state. The state is obliged not only to ensure security, but also to protect freedom of speech. ”

By the way, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation criticized the actions of the British government, which demanded that The Guardian destroy physical media containing copies of documents provided by Snowden. The statement of the official representative of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs was published on the website of the department, writes "Lenta.ru".

The Foreign Ministry spokesman said that the actions of the British side run counter to its declared principles of adherence to universal standards in the field of human rights and media freedom.

We return to the disclosures.

The second exposure. No matter how they rejected or denied widespread cooperation with the security services, network giants or US telephone companies, some of them had to admit the other day that they even received money for their “services” to the state.

The latest data of Snowden, published in the media, showed: “Facebook”, “Microsoft”, “Google”, “Yahoo” - they all receive millions of dollars from the NSA for spying on their users. At the same time, the principle of NSA surveillance is partly recognized as illegal.

As the correspondent says. "RT" Marina Portnaya, according to a court decision declassified by the Obama administration, the NSA could not separate US domestic traffic from foreign traffic. The Agency has now begun work on a solution to a process deemed illegal.

Facebook, Microsoft, Google and Yahoo are supposed to incur certain costs in connection with requests for access. The whole process cost the PRISM participants millions of dollars. These costs of companies were paid by the Department for the work with special sources of the NSA. Simply put, taxpayers' money was spent to cover the costs of companies spying on these same taxpayers.

As pointed out by “The Guardian”, E. Snowden described the aforementioned division as “the most important section of the NSA”.

A Yahoo representative has already admitted that the company requested reimbursement of expenses "in accordance with the law." Facebook stated that they had never received financial compensation from the government for facilitating data provision. As for Google, the giant did not answer the newspaper’s questions. "Microsoft" refused to give an answer under the record.

The third revelation. Other information about the US surveillance program from Snowden is published in the German magazine Spiegel. The NSA collected intelligence from EU offices and even had access to UN videoconferences. And at the top of the list of priority targets for espionage, Russia and China were, of course, spelled out. This is reported by the channel "RT".

The German edition has published a table in which the objectives of the observation of the United States. The most important: Russia, China, Iran and the DPRK.

The next target priority of the NSA is recognized by the United Nations. Information about the foreign policy of an international organization Agency staff received, working under cover. This seemed to them a little, and they penetrated into the internal network of the organization. One of the documents explicitly states: “The data stream gives us access to UN internal videoconferences, hurray.”

Another goal exposed by Snowden is the EU mission to the UN in New York and Washington. Through the "bugs" in the building of the organization, the NSA gained access to digital media.

Vladimir Azin (Utro.ru) with reference to the same "Spiegel" notes that the penetration into the UN internal videoconference system was carried out in the summer of 2012. NSA employees hacked the code, after which they were able to intercept all traffic at the headquarters of the world organization. It is curious that the Aerosparians found out that the Chinese intelligence is also watching the UN diplomats at the same time.

As for the office of the EU mission, the NSA staff there not only copied data from hard drives, but also infiltrated the representation network into the computer network, taking advantage of the fact that the embassy computers worked using VPN (virtual private network).

The fourth revelation. Representatives of the NSA monitored their wives, using the code word “Love-int,” for “piquant materials,” "RT" with reference to the Associated Press.

Spying on spouses began when they left the United States. For the year of such cases of violation of privacy accumulated more than 3 thousands.

The head of the National Security Agency, John Delong, didn’t find anything better than to say that listening to most private calls was happening "by mistake." True, according to him, there were also violations that were made intentionally.

Returning to the Guardian, we note that this newspaper, despite pressure from the security services and D. Cameron’s personal instructions about the destruction of hard drives in the editorial office, will continue to publish materials from Snowden - but only a few.

As transmits RIA News", editor-in-chief Alan Rasbridgeru, during an online conference with readers, said that the publication would not publish all the materials transmitted by Edward Snowden: "No, we will not publish them all." However, he noted that in the near future, the publication will continue to publish some of the materials.

"New York Times", in turn, will publish those materials that relate to the activities of the special services of Britain.

"In an atmosphere of strong pressure from the UK government, we decided to connect our American partner to work with documents relating to the British Government Communications Center (GCHQ)," the Guardian statement said.

It’s not very hard to believe that Mr. Obama - no matter what he says about freedom of speech and media freedom - as well as his Attorney General will allow numerous publications of disclosures received from the person whom the American justice system is prepared to imprison for life without the right pardon

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  1. Aryan
    Aryan 28 August 2013 10: 35
    +8
    criticize, do not criticize
    and you’ll get it anyway ...
    sad
    here is the proof of a unipolar world
    everything is allowed
    1. Donvel
      Donvel 28 August 2013 11: 15
      +1
      Sure. The USSR is now gone. Now only China will put them in their place, and it is not clear when.
    2. cdrt
      cdrt 28 August 2013 12: 36
      +5
      What does unipolarity have to do with it?
      We also keep track of everyone.
      Only for a relatively small fee can an ordinary person order it (regularly he goes through the news - they find records of wiretapping of special services from detained bandits).

      Moreover, we have both the laws and the law of application so structured that the special services have the right to do this almost always and with respect to anyone.
      Therefore, talk about the immorality of wiretapping on our part, as it were, is not appropriate.

      But the very fact that the special services and the WB and the USA scored on any laws and press journalists is very funny. Somehow democratic freedom of speech was blown away sharply laughing

      As Lord Acton said there - "Any power corrupts. Absolute power corrupts absolutely."

      There is only one conclusion - the special services are evil, for they have virtually absolute power, hiding behind the fears of ordinary people and ordinary people in power.

      To combat threats, people created something that dialectically degenerated into a monster that itself had become evil.
      And not the fact that less than the evil that should have been fought.
      1. Sirocco
        Sirocco 28 August 2013 15: 51
        +1
        All this secret data from Snowden, this is an open secret, I think everyone will agree with that. Moreover, you have already confirmed this.
        Quote: cdrt
        We also keep track of everyone.

        The fact that intelligence services do not doze off, and work out their bread, these are normal phenomena. For this they are created. It’s enough to recall the 50s, and Operation Berlin Tunnel here is a brief excerpt.
        The history of the Berlin Tunnel, which received the Anglo-American name Operation Gold (Gold), became one of the most high-profile intelligence operations of the Cold War. This is the largest intelligence operation of the American and British special services to penetrate the communications of the Soviets and the GDR using a tunnel dug deep under the Soviet sector.

        In the late 1940s, Soviet services in Austria and Germany switched from using radio channels to two types of cable communications. One of them is via overhead cable lines on telegraph poles, the other through underground cable. US and British intelligence turned their attention to an underground cable laid almost in the same place as the cables of the pre-war Austria and Germany, which were partially used by the Soviet occupation forces.

        The US and British intelligence agencies began work with the acquisition of agents in the East Berlin Post Office, through which they received information about the cable arrangement and their use. In August 1953, the CIA Director Allen Dulles was informed of a plan to build an underground tunnel. Half of the tunnel was supposed to be laid under Soviet territory and at its end, where the Soviet cable passes, to establish listening equipment. The operation was conceived and carried out on a truly American scale. Success was guaranteed by absolute secrecy, a lot of money invested in construction, and the latest technology provided by the British.
        Next
        Meanwhile, unaware that the Soviet intelligence was already aware of the result of their plans, the Americans and the British forced the completion of the construction. In the Altglinique district of Berlin, where the border of the American sector of Berlin passed, the US military built an eavesdropping station. A five-hundred-meter-long tunnel, equipped with the latest technology, was dug from them to connect listening, amplifying, and other spy equipment to telephone cables in the GDR. It was an impressive building - under the ground it was possible to freely walk and move carts with equipment. Through the underground passage lay cables connecting the Soviet military communications with the American data center. The tunnel was led to a well through which telephone and telegraph lines from the Soviet embassy, ​​the High Command in Berlin, and also government communications lines of the GDR ran. The fact of listening is indicated by the following fact: several dozen coils with recording telephone conversations were sent by plane to London daily, where voice recordings were processed, and telegraph messages were sent for decryption in the USA.
        So only the naive believes that a reboot has occurred between our countries. Everything is as before, we are spying on each other, gentlemen. laughing And these "secrecy "from Snowden, who benefits from them and why is this done ????
        1. koosss
          koosss 28 August 2013 18: 29
          +1
          the coolest thing is:
          Quote: Sirocco
          The operation was conceived and carried out on a truly American scale. Success was guaranteed by absolute secrecy, big money invested in construction, and the latest technology provided by the British

          and:
          Quote: Sirocco
          Soviet intelligence already knew about the result of their plans

          good just awesome
  2. Vorkot cat
    Vorkot cat 28 August 2013 10: 36
    +8
    They discovered America) Even under Brezhnev, this was known, at least by telephone. And the KGB in the USSR looked very closely at the Americans.
  3. serge-68-68
    serge-68-68 28 August 2013 10: 51
    +2
    I'm in shock ... I completely lost my conscience ...
    But seriously - this Snowden has already gored with his "revelations".
  4. Yves762
    Yves762 28 August 2013 10: 56
    +3
    It would be naive to believe that they do not do this. Especially in the presence of opportunities (for example, servers of payment systems, the same VISA).
    From these a question: what is the disclosure? request
    Well, yes ... it’s unpleasant when they scorch their own. But! not deadly, because all serious and so in the know and do the same. Or did the same turn up opportunity.
    IMHO, noise exclusively for hamsters (tm). Indeed, under it you can stir up something for which at another time you simply would not understand.
  5. Yves762
    Yves762 28 August 2013 10: 56
    +7
    Found here:
    Chelyabinsk citizens spent a week's vacation in Zakopane and decided to go to the Tatra National Park on the Sea Eye. Tourists entered the park without a ticket. Seeing the bear, they took him for a disguised employee of the park and attacked him with fists. According to the men, they "only wanted to give him in the face to unhook."

    “In 10.45, we received a signal from tourists going from Palenica towards the Sea Eye that two men were punching ... a bear. Of course, we did not believe this message, but repeated calls incited us to intervene. To our surprise, on the spot we found an unconscious bear and two bloodied citizens of Russia, ”the zoo staff told reporters.

    As a result of the incident, Samson got 9 stitches and removed a broken fang. Samson is currently undergoing rehabilitation at the Krakow Zoo. Russians will be forced to pay for his treatment and respond according to the law on nature conservation.

    http://telegrafist.org/2013/08/27/81784/
    1. Asgard
      Asgard 28 August 2013 12: 30
      +7
      Well Pavlukha amused)))
      Yes we are ...
      Mishka lives on my career, we give him bread and leave the condensed milk, recently he became insolent, I had to treat him with a shocker))) I didn’t feel offended .....
      Our Russian Bear)))


      Now for the article ... Our Cellular Operators and Internet Service Providers have MANDATORY equipment spying on users called SORM.
      Cops are handed out by order of a judge ..
      For private citizens - for denyushka (who knows the "exits"))
      "committee members" get a freebie ....

      It should be noted nyans. All equipment is Sorm-imported, (that is, with NSA bookmarks))) and the local special service is essentially a branch of the pin.DoStan ....
      This has been going on since ancient times, when the "deep drilling office" began to destroy the union and destroy the Russian People ...
      Even there, some People working, do not understand this ...
      All the same, about 5% of Russian guys are capable of "analytics" (with an appropriate level of education (Soviet)))
      This must be taken into account in a particular job ....
      If you grind with "tongue" (correctly)), then you can disregard (anyway))))
      1. shurup
        shurup 28 August 2013 13: 46
        +5
        I agree, and hello to the career Bear! Although he was not worried about his career, he just wanted to have a promotion - that’s the shocker and sniffed.
        Was there Snowden? Somehow he does not fall in 5 percent. American guys.
    2. cdrt
      cdrt 28 August 2013 12: 39
      +7
      As a result of the incident, 9 sutures were made to the bear Samson and the broken fang was removed.


      100500
      Russian tourists threatened that if they were prevented from resting, they would disperse rallies in Hurghada to some mother laughing
      Tagiyiel !!!! laughing
  6. Lech from ZATULINKI
    Lech from ZATULINKI 28 August 2013 11: 06
    +8
    Most of Snowden’s information is known to analysts, and it is clear to any sane person that any ANTI-VIRUS PROGRAMS or BROWSERS can be easily adapted to collect hehe information about any INTERNET user (what he watches, reads, buys with whom he talks, what he stores on his computer - antiviruses scan all files, folders, etc. and it is quite possible that copies of them go to special services)
  7. 0255
    0255 28 August 2013 11: 32
    +4
    How else had Snowden died in some kind of car accident under mysterious circumstances?
    1. Lech from ZATULINKI
      Lech from ZATULINKI 28 August 2013 11: 43
      +2
      Strange as it may seem, this man suits everyone. And the USA is a way to put pressure on RUSSIA, and human rights activists and RUSSIA, etc. in general, a smart person will understand.
  8. Beck
    Beck 28 August 2013 12: 44
    0
    If the Foreign Intelligence Service of Russia does not monitor China, Iran, Cocos Islands, the UN, Swaziland, the EU, the secret intentions of the CSTO members and others, and so on, then this will not RECONNAISSANCE, and the booth of parasites of government grubs.

    Intelligence and intelligence to keep track of everything, be it the FSB and the Foreign Intelligence Service of Russia, the NSA and the US CIA.

    And Snowden is a traitor to his country and corporate interests of the organization in which he served. He gave The oath. In this regard, Snowden is no different from the KGB general Kalugin, from the KGB colonels Gordievsky and Penkovsky, who betrayed their homeland and the interests of the KGB corporation.
    1. Lech from ZATULINKI
      Lech from ZATULINKI 28 August 2013 13: 04
      +4
      Snowden - a civilian person did not take the oath.
      And guided simply by the dictates of his conscience.
      1. Beck
        Beck 28 August 2013 19: 22
        0
        Quote: Lech s ZATULINKI
        Snowden - a civilian person did not take the oath.
        And guided simply by the dictates of his conscience.


        What civilian in the NSA and the CIA? If he didn’t even wear a shoulder strap, he would give a non-disclosure receipt. And, what - if civil then you can betray your homeland.

        In organizations such as Intelligence and Counterintelligence - Conscience, the negative quality of the employee. Conscientious in the Intelligence will not be taken, otherwise more than half of the tasks will be failed.

        Patriotism, duty, fulfillment is yes, but not conscience.
        1. Lech from ZATULINKI
          Lech from ZATULINKI 28 August 2013 20: 24
          +1
          And that Snowden handed over to us the CIA espionage network in RUSSIA or revealed moles in the General Staff of the Armed Forces of RUSSIA — he did nothing of this.
          You’d better see what he shows us, it’s basically a system of espionage for ordinary citizens, if you think of DISSENTERS, EVEN IN THE WEST it is considered an interference in a person’s personal life.
          1. Beck
            Beck 29 August 2013 10: 40
            0
            Quote: Lech s ZATULINKI
            And that Snowden handed over to us the CIA espionage network in RUSSIA or revealed moles in the General Staff of the Armed Forces of RUSSIA — he did nothing of this.


            He did not hand over the CIA spy network in the Commander Islands. He unveiled the methods used by the CIA, which also constitute a secret. And actually, all the intelligence services in the world use these methods.

            Quote: Lech s ZATULINKI
            it’s basically a system of espionage for ordinary citizens, consider it for DISSENTERS — EVEN IN THE WEST it is considered an interference in a person’s personal life.


            This is a hyperbolic concept - interference in personal life. Telephone wiretapping with highlighting keywords. How does it negatively affect the life of respectable citizens. What is the use of the SVR or the CIA if it finds out that you have a pimple on your nose jumped up yesterday, and my weekly constipation does not end. Well, absolutely no use. But if the Foreign Intelligence Service and the CIA miss a telephone conversation about the terrorists' intention to blow up the Kremlin and the metro in Moscow or the Capitol and the airport in Washington, then it’s TROUBLE. Then a lot of people will suffer. Then a part of the society advocating for a hyperbolic concept - personal life, first of all they will yell - And where was the NSA and the CIA, where was the FSB and the SVR? Atu them. To answer them.

            I do not plot anything illegal, and to me this wiretap is like a dog’s second tail.
        2. Max otto
          Max otto 28 August 2013 20: 43
          +1
          By the way, he is really civilian. He did not work for the NSA and the CIA, he worked for a civilian company that had a contract with the NSA to service its computer networks. like so.
  9. kartalovkolya
    kartalovkolya 28 August 2013 12: 49
    +1
    Yes, nowhere can you hide from the "Big Brother", and there is nothing to be surprised at: this is what Western (read: American) democracy has stood and will stand on!
  10. dimon-media
    dimon-media 28 August 2013 12: 50
    +2
    In my opinion, this is just the tip of the iceberg. Surely a lot of things have not yet been revealed, and if revealed, it has not been made public and is kept secret from the people, so as not to disturb our heads. For the time being, for the time being.
  11. Kolyan 2
    Kolyan 2 28 August 2013 13: 09
    +1
    Quote: Yves762
    Found here:
    Chelyabinsk citizens spent a week's vacation in Zakopane and decided to go to the Tatra National Park on the Sea Eye. Tourists entered the park without a ticket. Seeing the bear, they took him for a disguised employee of the park and attacked him with fists. According to the men, they "only wanted to give him in the face to unhook."

    “In 10.45, we received a signal from tourists going from Palenica towards the Sea Eye that two men were punching ... a bear. Of course, we did not believe this message, but repeated calls incited us to intervene. To our surprise, on the spot we found an unconscious bear and two bloodied citizens of Russia, ”the zoo staff told reporters.

    As a result of the incident, Samson got 9 stitches and removed a broken fang. Samson is currently undergoing rehabilitation at the Krakow Zoo. Russians will be forced to pay for his treatment and respond according to the law on nature conservation.

    http://telegrafist.org/2013/08/27/81784/


    You can sign in, laughed heartily wassat
    1. Lech from ZATULINKI
      Lech from ZATULINKI 28 August 2013 13: 23
      0
      THE POOR Mishka suffered three things: tolerance, transparency and liberalism.
    2. Lech from ZATULINKI
      Lech from ZATULINKI 28 August 2013 13: 42
      +2
      smile he showed them his FI
  12. spirit
    spirit 28 August 2013 13: 42
    +1
    It seems to me that the United States is more concerned not only now that everyone knows, then what everyone guessed about, but that you have to pause in this program surveillance of everyone and everywhere. I mean different stuff that they want to sew under the skin. Now you have to invest a lot of money to carry out additional brainwashing. laughing
  13. Sergey Medvedev
    Sergey Medvedev 28 August 2013 13: 55
    +3
    It is curious that the air agents found out that Chinese intelligence is also monitoring the UN diplomats at the same time.

    And ours, then, have not yet been pierced. laughing
  14. georg737577
    georg737577 28 August 2013 14: 27
    0
    All this was understandable before .. I am mainly interested in the following: what exactly needs to be done to stop all this in the bud, once and for all. Tell me, Edward!
  15. me
    me 28 August 2013 14: 48
    0
    They spy because they can
  16. Luga
    Luga 28 August 2013 15: 55
    +1
    "Even if you're paranoid, that doesn't mean you're not being followed." That intelligence, which admits in its work the division of methods into "permissible" and "unacceptable" is in a purely losing position. It is foolish to neglect whatever channels of information are, however, it is even more foolish to get caught.
    Every day, if not hourly, all intelligence agencies in the world develop feeders (sources of information), push their elbows near these feeders and quietly hiss at each other so as not to attract the attention of others. Intelligence agencies haggle, betray and sell theirs and strangers to theirs and strangers, buy, threaten and blackmail, get caught in "honey traps" and arrange car accidents, compared to all this, the information made public by Snowden is just a high school girl's confession.
    One must have the highest degree of naivety in order to think that some constitutional rights will stop those whose main job is to obtain the necessary information.
    I am amazed at the "enlightened world community" - are they really clinical naive or are they pretending? I tend to the first.
  17. Makarov
    Makarov 28 August 2013 17: 08
    0
    NYT (http://www.nytimes.com/) has not been working for several hours, they say the attack of Syrian hackers))))
  18. shurup
    shurup 28 August 2013 17: 28
    +1
    According to Comrade Newton’s law, a beam of truthful information in a different environment has a different deviation angle.
    After which, after passing through the lens, a revolution of one hundred and seventy occurs, which is compensated by the brain of the recipient for another hundred and eighty.
    I googled all 007 and their prototypes, but I didn’t find one hundred eighty even of Snowden.
    So was the boy?
  19. Captain45
    Captain45 28 August 2013 19: 15
    0
    “Espionage is an eternal occupation. Even if governments could do without it, they would not. They love to spy. Even if the day comes when there are no enemies left in the world, you can be sure governments will invent them. Besides who said that we only spy on enemies? History teaches us that today's allies will be rivals tomorrow. Fashion dictates preferences, but not discernment. For we will spy as long as rogues become leaders. For we will spy as long as there are and liars and madmen. "(c) John Le Carré" The Spy Who Came Back from the Cold "
  20. Wiruz
    Wiruz 28 August 2013 19: 51
    0
    Snowden is certainly well done, but to be honest, he hasn’t discovered anything new for me personally (I think for you either). He just told us what we knew, but somehow this did not affect our lives.
  21. uizik
    uizik 28 August 2013 21: 43
    +1
    And what new did he tell us? Absolutely nothing! The fact that everyone is watching everything is known to all intelligence agencies in the world. And the centers of electronic and radio intelligence also know where they are. Previously, they intercepted everything that is possible now too. That's just the Internet has appeared, and so are all the methods and methods!
  22. alone
    alone 28 August 2013 22: 50
    +2
    Do you think Russian foreign intelligence doesn’t know what Snowden reports? If they really don’t know, then they just get a salary from the state.