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Brazil investigating if telecom companies cooperated with the US spying program

Tuesday, July 9th 2013 - 06:17 UTC
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Brazil began an investigation Monday into whether telecommunications firms operating in the country cooperated with the U.S. as part of a spying program that has collected data on billions of telephone and email conversations. Anatel, the government agency that regulates the telecom sector in Brazil, said in a note that it's working with federal police and other government agencies on the investigation. Read full article


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  • GeoffWard2

    Greenwald's statements don't stack up.

    Telecoms traffic between China and Iran is not routed through Brasil.
    Its hard to believe that this cannot be done from US territory.

    No, it is entirely reasonable to presume that the USA is collecting Brasilian metadata (*etc*) on Brasilians.
    And similar data from all other South American countries because of the trans-continental telephony.
    The US State Department's spokesperson admitted as much.

    Drug traffik data.
    Chinese negotiations with SA countries on trade and contracts.
    SA contract bids.
    The Nicaragua Atlantic-Pacific canal (A Chinese concession; good review programme on Russia Today).
    Left wing - military inter-relationships.

    Yes, the spokeswoman was honest - there is much spying going on, and it is common knowledge.

    Jul 09th, 2013 - 01:31 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • reality check

    And has been for centuries, unless of course you live in some South American States. Where it never ever, ever occurs and they do not spy on each other!

    I do not suppose for a second that Argentina, Brazil, Bolivia, Chile, Columbia, Ecuador, Mexico, Nicaragua, Uruguay or any other of the countries have such a nasty thing as, an intelligence agency.

    The only difference is, the older and richer states are better at it!!!!

    All this false indignation, it is frankly, laughable!

    Jul 09th, 2013 - 02:45 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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