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Spying on Our Allies: US taps half-billion German phone and internet activities a month

21st Century Wire says…

Will the Germans put up with this? Will the world put up with it?

What we are witnessing here, quite simply, is the implementation of a global digital spying infrastructure that crosses borders. Right now it’s unofficial, but in the coming years it will be folded into the official structure of an international global government and policing body.

It should take a genius to figure out that this is what we are seeing happen right before our eyes in 2013…

Global Research/RT

The US combs through half a billion of German phone calls, emails and text messages on a monthly basis and has classified its European ally on the same target level as China, a German news magazine revealed.

The NSA document leaked by whistleblower Edward Snowden and published by Der Spiegel classified Germany as a “third-class” partner, on the same level as China, Iraq and Saudi Arabia, meaning that the US surveillance in Germany was stronger than in any other EU country.

“We can attack the signals of most foreign third-class partners, and we do it too,” the document states.

It revealed that NSA monitors phone calls, text messages, emails and internet chat contributions and has saved the metadata (connections and not the content) at its headquarters.

A general view of the large former monitoring base of the U.S. intelligence organization National Security Agency (NSA) in Bad Aibling south of Munich (Reuters / Michaela Rehle)
ECHELON: The US has been gathering and crunching your data since 1988, from an offshore facility in Yorkshire, England.
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A general view of the large former monitoring base of the U.S. intelligence organization National Security Agency (NSA) in Bad Aibling south of Munich (Reuters / Michaela Rehle)

NSA snooped through 20-60 million German phone connections and 10 million internet data sets a day, Der Spiegel claims.

In comparison, US tapped around 2 million connection data a day in France.

The only countries exempt from the surveillance attacks were Canada, Australia, Britain and New Zealand…

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