New Snowden Leaks: US Bugged, Spied on EU Offices
German's ' Der Spiegel' says US spied on offices, computer networks in DC, NY, Brussels
By Ruth Brown, Newser Staff
Posted Jun 29, 2013 3:29 PM CDT
The US and European Union flags.   (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

(Newser) – The latest dirt from Snowden's files: German news magazine Der Spiegel says it has seen documents taken from the NSA by Snowden that show the US bugged European Union offices, and spied on the EU's computer networks in Washington and at the United Nations, gaining access to internal documents and emails, Reuters reports. The documents, from September 2010, were reportedly labeled "top secret" and specifically identified the EU as a surveillance "target."

Der Spiegel also reports that the NSA monitored communications at the European Council's building in Brussels. Every EU member nation has a room in the building where ministers can make phone calls and access the internet, Deutsche Welle reports. Der Spiegel says that five years ago, the EU traced several missed calls to the NSA offices at the NATO compound in Brussels, though it did not provide a source for this info, Reuters reports. The President of the European Parliament says he is "deeply worried and shocked" about the allegations, and says that if they prove to be true, it "will have a severe impact on EU-US relations," New Europe reports.

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K.KRANK
Jun 30, 2013 2:38 PM CDT
We've had arrangements/agreements w/a bunch of EU countries to siphon up all their Internet data for years now, decades probably. We were giving them 'sanitised' data from the original data after we processed it when we were thru with it. Certainly the EU had suspicions knowing we were siphoning all their 'Net data that we weren't gonna stop there ;)
Winston_Smith
Jun 30, 2013 1:53 PM CDT
"France has no friends, only interests." - Charles de Gaulle.
reallybig
Jun 30, 2013 12:09 PM CDT
............TRUTH BE TOLD ....Why did Obama and the NSA ...spy on it's enemies, and allies? ---------------------------------------------- ...To blackmail allied politicians ...and neutral country politicians .........to force them to vote .for the US resolutions, at the UN. ---------------------------------------------- ..and get all the dirty little secrets ........to blackmail or destroy ...American enemies and friends. ---------------------------------------------- ....Now who is the real enemy? ...when the NSA has the power to jail an American, for suspicion? ---------------------------------------------- ..................... REALLY ..................