NSA, GCHQ Spied on Oil Cartel, OPEC, According to Documents from Snowden

By: Monday November 11, 2013 4:42 pm

The National Security Agency has managed to infiltrate the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), according to documents from former NSA contractor and whistleblower Edward Snowden. The German newspaper Der Spiegel reported the documents show that the NSA and GCHQ infiltrated OPEC’s computers and analysts “discovered an internal study in the OPEC Research Division.” “It [...]

NSA Successfully Figured Out How to Tap Into VISA’s ‘Complex Transaction Network’

By: Sunday September 15, 2013 12:12 pm

While The Guardian has published the most scoops from former NSA contractor and whistleblower Edward Snowden, the German newspaper, Der Spiegel, has posted its share of revelations from documents Snowden took with him from the NSA. The latest story shows the NSA managed to figure out how to infiltrate and search records of international VISA credit card customers. Der [...]

German Prosecutor Would Have Filed Indictments for CIA Rendition Had US Provided Information

By: Monday February 18, 2013 5:35 pm

The German newspaper Spiegel has an interview with a German prosecutor, who ultimately decided not to file indictments in the case of Egyptian Muslim cleric Abu Omar. Omar was kidnapped in a CIA operation in Italy and rendered to Germany and then Egypt, where he was tortured. Last week, according to Reuters, a Milan appeals [...]

OpenLeaks Founder Destroys Cache of Unreleased WikiLeaks Documents

By: Sunday August 21, 2011 1:18 pm

Daniel Domscheit-Berg, OpenLeaks founder. (photo: re:publica 2011) (update w/ correction) Daniel Domscheit-Berg (DDB), founder of OpenLeaks who defected from the media organization WikiLeaks last year, has apparently destroyed a cache of documents he stole from WikiLeaks when he left the organization. According to reporter Holger Stark of the German news organization Der Spiegel, Domscheit-Berg told [...]

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