NSA admits spying on the Netherlands

This video from the USA is called Arab-American Attorney Abdeen Jabara: I Was Spied on by the National Security Agency 40 Years Ago.

Translated from NOS TV in the Netherlands:

NSA admits spying on the Netherlands

Update: Wednesday 30 Oct 2013, 23:46

Last December, the U.S. National Security Agency spied on 1.8 million phone calls in the Netherlands. [Home Affairs] Minister Plasterk said in TV program Nieuwsuur that he has received today a written confirmation by the NSA of this.

According to the NSA this was about metadata. That means spying on who is calling whom. According to Plasterk the secret service implicitly admitted that the numbers are correct.

Plasterk says that allies should respect the [Dutch] law. If they want to eavesdrop on someone then they should contact the [Dutch] AIVD or MIVD intelligence services, the minister said.

See also here.

12 thoughts on “NSA admits spying on the Netherlands

  1. Ex-pope’s calls ‘traced’ by NSA – Italian weekly

    Vatican communication was monitored, says Panorama

    30 October, 14:03

    (ANSA) – Rome, October 30 – Benedict XVI’s calls may have been among those traced by US intelligence agency NSA, according to a report in Italian weekly Panorama. It said calls to and from the Vatican were among 46 million traced in Italy between December 10, 2012 and January 8, 2013. It said monitoring may have continued up to the conclave that elected Pope Francis.


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