Ecuador: Our UK Embassy Was Bugged
'Spy microphone' found weeks ago: foreign minister
By Matt Cantor, Newser User
Posted Jul 4, 2013 4:12 AM CDT
Updated Jul 4, 2013 4:29 AM CDT
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, left, appears with Ecuador's Foreign Minister Ricardo Patino on the balcony of the Ecuadorian Embassy in London, Sunday, June 16, 2013.   (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)

(Newser) – More news on the surveillance front—and in a twist, the target is a building housing one of the world's most notorious leakers. Ecuador says it found a "spy microphone" in its embassy, where Julian Assange has been living for more than a year. The country has asked British authorities to help investigate the device, which was found inside a power outlet in the ambassador's office, CNN reports. The gadget, which houses a SIM card, was found June 14 and likely installed for weeks, says foreign minister Ricardo Patino. Ecuador has "founded suspicions" that a private UK firm had a hand in the spying, Patino says.

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Jul 4, 2013 3:31 PM CDT
I remember all the screaming and lamenting when they found out the new American Embassy in Moscow was bugged, that was in eighty's. Today nobody cares about things like this anymore, especially when you a member of an Axis fighting the Evil.... Hhmm and where is the Evil now because I am getting more and more confused.
Jul 4, 2013 10:56 AM CDT
I am betting this is more Obama transparency!! Just so Obama and NSA can track something NSA SUCKS , POBAMA SUCKS,, TRACK THAT ASSHOLES!!!!
Jul 4, 2013 9:12 AM CDT
It sort of sucks to be Ecuadorian this week, doesn't it? I'll bet Julian Assange did it to be able to leak Ecuadorian secrets if he ever escapes his own little island of exile.