Latest reporting from Snowden leaks: How NSA watches international bank transactions

In Spiegel today, Laura Poitras, Marcel Rosenbach and Holger Stark report on how the National Security Agency monitors banks and credit card transactions, sometimes in apparent violation of national laws and global regulations. Documents from the NSA leaked to the reporters by former intelligence contractor Edward Snowden show that the European SWIFT financial transaction network is being spied on in various ways. [SPIEGEL ONLINE]