Report: NSA Bugged European Union Offices, Spied On Computer Networks

The National Security Agency allegedly bugged offices and spied on European Union computer networks in Washington and at the United Nations, Reuters reported Saturday.

The latest alleged spy program was first reported by German magazine Der Spiegel, which cited a “top secret” September 2010 document that the magazine’s journalists said former security contractor Edward Snowden had originally taken with him and had been shown to them in part. That document showed the program gave the NSA access to EU officials’ conversations and phone calls, as well as documents and emails.

According to Der Spiegel, the document explicitly called the EU a “target.”

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