New Snowden Leaks Reveal Targets Of NSA, GCHQ Spying
A new report based on information leaked by Edward Snowden shows some of the targets under surveillance by the NSA and Britain's GCHQ.By Matt Picht | December 20, 2013
The latest round of revelations from former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden expose some of the high-profile targets the agency has monitored — and there are some odd names on the list.
Reports published simultaneously in The Guardian, The New York Times, and German magazine Der Spiegel describe documents provided by Snowden that name more than 1,000 NSA targets monitored throughout 60 countries from 2008-2011. Although the list is mostly made up of suspected terrorists and militants, it also includes some more questionable targets.
Targets such as former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert and his defense minister, Ehud Barak, whose office email accounts were monitored by the NSA during 2009. Olmert downplayed the significance of the surveillance Friday, calling the hacked account "an unimpressive target." (Via The Jerusalem Post)