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September 12, 2013
NSA provides Israel with raw, unchecked U.S. intelligence
The close relationship between the U.S. and Israel is far from secret. But to what extent data is shared was outlined in further published revelations, which claimed the U.S. gives the Middle Eastern country raw, unchecked access to its collected intelligence.
The "raw" nature of the intelligence means that the data has not been filtered out to prevent Americans' data from being inspected by the Israeli intelligence agency..
- Read more: NSA provides Israel with raw, unchecked U.S. intelligence (ZDNet)
Image: IDF/Wikimedia Commons
Source: The Guardian
September 16, 2013
NSA snoops on credit card transactions, says report
New light was shed on the NSA's "Follow the Money" division, which allowed the U.S. spy agency to tap into the vast amount of financial data held by Visa and other credit and debit card providers.
While Visa told German media that it was "not aware of any unauthorized access" to its networks, the NSA was still reportedly able to collate 180 million records in a secret database -- with 84 percent of those records being credit card transactions.
- Read more: NSA snoops on credit card transactions, says report (ZDNet)
Source: Der Spiegel
September 16, 2013
Belgacom clears up after hack attempt
The main telco in Belgium said it was dealing with the aftermath of an intrusion in its systems. The first suspect to mind was the NSA, which according to sources claimed the U.S. intelligence agency has been hacking into the telephone and Internet provider since early 2011.
Not long after and not far along the European western coast, three Dutch ministers said they had "no evidence" to suggest that major Internet provider in The Netherlands, KPN, was targeted by foreign intelligence agencies.
- Read more: Belgacom clears up after hack attempt (ZDNet)
Image: Wikimedia Commons
(Source: Belgacom; De Standard)