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France and Spain spied on their own citizens and handed data over to the NSA

Electronic spying on French and Spanish phone records was carried out by those countries’ intelligence services and not by the National Security Agency, the Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday. Citing unnamed US officials, the Journal’s report contradicted earlier accounts from French and Spanish media that alleged the NSA was scooping…

New documents show NSA routinely spied on phone records unrelated to terrorism cases

US intelligence officials declassified documents Tuesday revealing the National Security Agency violated privacy rules for three years when it sifted phone records of Americans with no suspected links to terrorists. The revelations raised fresh questions about the NSA’s ability to manage the massive amount of data it collects and whether…