‘NSA Monitored Calls of 35 World Leaders After US Official Handed Over Contacts’

James Ball:

The National Security Agency monitored the phone conversations of 35 world leaders after being given the numbers by an official in another US government department, according to a classified document provided by whistleblower Edward Snowden.

Sorry, where’s the problem here? Is this not the NSA’s job?

I assume the story is that President Obama agreed not to monitor a leaders phone calls? I have to assume that because this seems an awful lot like actual best practices for national security to me.

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James Ball: The National Security Agency monitored the phone conversations of 35 world leaders after being given the numbers by an official in another US government department, according to a classified document provided by whistleblower Edward Snowden. Sorry, where’s the problem here? Is this not the NSA’s job? I assume the story is that President […]