Docs leaked by Snowden show NSA spied on Al Jazeera


Al Jazeera's newsroom in Doha, Qatar.

The US National Security Agency spied on Qatar-based broadcaster Al Jazeera, according to documents "seen by SPIEGEL," the German news agency today reports. "The US intelligence agency hacked into protected communication, a feat that was considered a particular success."

In addition to cracking the airline reservation services for Russian airline Aeroflot, accessing "Al Jazeera broadcasting internal communication" was listed as a "notable success," the document shows. The NSA said these selected targets had "high potential as sources of intelligence."
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  1. Wouldn't it be easier to just list who the NSA *has not *spied on? It seems real obvious that they've done anything and everything they could think of. The sonogram's of unborn babies have probably been checked out. Nothing is sacred.

  2. Actually that is a brilliant idea. Companies who have not been served natl security letters should announce every month that they have NOT gotten a letter. As soon as they stop weighing in, we will know they got served.

  3. They're based in Qatar, which is supposed to be a US ally. It's the equivalent of them spying on the BBC, CBC, or ABC (the Australian ABC, not the Disney one).

  4. You really think they have not spied on them as well?

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