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Guardian Exclusive #1 Today: NSA Targeted Dmitry Medvedev at G20 Summit (latest article based on Snowden leaks)

From The Guardian:

American spies based in the UK intercepted the top-secret communications of the then Russian president, Dmitry Medvedev, during his visit to Britain for the G20 summit in London, leaked documents reveal.

The details of the intercept were set out in a briefing prepared by the National Security Agency (NSA), America's biggest surveillance and eavesdropping organisation, and shared with high-ranking officials from Britain, Australia, Canada and New Zealand.

The document, leaked by the NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden and seen by the Guardian, shows the agency believed it might have discovered "a change in the way Russian leadership signals have been normally transmitted".

The disclosure underlines the importance of the US spy hub at RAF Menwith Hill in Harrogate, North Yorkshire, where hundreds of NSA analysts are based, working alongside liaison officers from GCHQ.

The document was drafted in August 2009, four months after the visit by Medvedev, who joined other world leaders in London, including the US president, Barack Obama, for the event hosted by the British prime minister, Gordon Brown.

Medvedev arrived in London on Wednesday 1 April and the NSA intercepted communications from his delegation the same day, according to the NSA paper, entitled: "Russian Leadership Communications in support of President Dmitry Medvedev at the G20 summit in London – Intercept at Menwith Hill station."

Full article: http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/jun/16/nsa-dmitry-medve...

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Cell phone manufacturers need

Cell phone manufacturers need to install a direct on/off power privacy switch connected directly to the battery, especially on phones with embedded batteries. This is so government employees can't remotely activate the camera and microphone in communication devices.

Say I'm banging my women friend and I don't want some government employee in their cubical getting off listening into my jam secession.

The first cell phone manufacturer with this feature I will buy from.
Until then, I don't keep my phone in the same room as my jam secession room.

lmao. For the benefit of


For the benefit of humanity, I hope that the next Greenwald leak is a soundtrack from your "jam secession room."


Oh, the Humanity!

Oh, the Humanity!

To me

this seems what the NSA is designed for. The spying on the American people is the important failure of their bogus claims of legality.

It's time! Rand Paul 2016!

"Truth, Justice, and the American Way!"

Hi, I'm from the UK

I was just wondering...

As a none American, are the truths not self-evident that I have been endowed by my Creator with certain unalienable Rights?

After all, is it not true that when those words were written, those who wrote them - like me - were British subjects?

Does a border dissolve the self evident right to privacy or justice?

Is there any excuse I could render to you that I have a lawful right of access to YOUR papers under UK law?

As the Patriot Act was intended,

doesn't mean I favored it or favor it. But, intel in spying is to check out your enemy, or competition. Not the grandmothers passing recipes back and forth.
If it is your country that you feel is being violated. You should speak out to them. It is up to you and yours to stop any abuse you see. I don't feel we should be anywhere but here protecting our borders. By the way where and are lax on the duty, I feel on purpose. So these laws they have and are trying to pass can be implemented.
So sir, start your ball rolling over there in your country. Get a move on. Cause as it looks time is nigh.

It's time! Rand Paul 2016!

"Truth, Justice, and the American Way!"

Just FYI Swifty, I've quoted

Just FYI Swifty, I've quoted your response here in another thread as well: http://www.dailypaul.com/289340#comment-3108864

Personally, I'm of the mind that your perspective is under-appreciated. Even in the liberty movement there is still quite obviously a streak of American-exceptionalism that runs coarse through its veins, even as those who feed off its lifeblood might be ignorant of its presence in the first place.

I hope we can change that.

I hope I can change that.

I intend to.


Boy, Swifty, you cut right to

Boy, Swifty, you cut right to the chase don't you? And here I was, a comment below you, trying to lead the witness delicately toward the same blunt end...

But your bludgeoning with a common-sense hammer should indeed suffice. There are, of course, no borders which "dissolve the self-evident right to privacy or justice."

Only imaginary justifications in the twisted minds of American exceptionalists, whether of the left or right persuasion.

I'm not one who downvoted

I'm not one who downvoted you, because it doesn't seem outlandish at all to suggest that the NSA was established to spy on foreigners. Indeed, it has been precisely that claim, among others of course, which has been invoked in defense of the agency and its programs this past week. But do you think its existence to that end is justified? If so, on what basis? In other words, should taxpayers be extorted (objection, your honor: leading the witness!) in order to fund espionage on any, or perhaps every, country and politician, so long as such espionage doesn't encompass Americans?

Genuinely interested in your answers to that end.

I don't understand what is so

I don't understand what is so bad about this except for the published confirmation?

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The same was said

The same was said dismissively of the surveillance programs.

The evidence makes a world of difference in terms of forcing the political world to address an issue.

That much should be obvious by now.

Bump for Mother Russia. /s

Bump for Mother Russia.


And her sister too! /s ;)

And her sister too! /s


I'm not entirely sure what

I'm not entirely sure what that means, but I find that Russian women are incredibly sexy, so if Mother Russia has a sister, then hell, I'm intrigued!