National Security Agency surveillance
Dropmire is a surveillance program by the United States's National Security Agency (NSA) aimed at surveillance of foreign embassies and diplomatic staff, including those of NATO allies. The program's existence was revealed in June 2013 by whistleblower Edward Snowden in The Guardian newspaper. The report reveals that at least 38 foreign embassies were under surveillance, some of them as far back as 2007.
Diplomatic spying by the United States had been revealed as far back as 2010, when it was revealed that US agencies had spied on UN chief Ban Ki-moon – at the time, it was not known that this had been done as part of a systematic program.
- New NSA leaks show how US is bugging its European allies, The Guardian, 30 June 2013. Retrieved July 2013.
- GCHQ intercepted foreign politicians' communications at G20 summits, The Guardian, 17 June 2013. Retrieved July 2013.
- WikiLeaks cables: Hillary Clinton meets Ban Ki-moon after spying revelations, The Guardian, 2 Dec 2010. Retrieved Jul 2013.
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